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Bull's Eye

Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

What fractions of the largest circle are the two shaded regions?

Cylinder Cutting

Stage: 2 and 3 Challenge Level:

An activity for high-attaining learners which involves making a new cylinder from a cardboard tube.

Tiling Into Slanted Rectangles

Stage: 2 and 3 Challenge Level:

A follow-up activity to Tiles in the Garden.

Place Your Orders

Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

Can you rank these sets of quantities in order, from smallest to largest? Can you provide convincing evidence for your rankings?

Extending Great Squares

Stage: 2 and 3 Challenge Level:

Explore one of these five pictures.

Square Pegs

Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

Which is a better fit, a square peg in a round hole or a round peg in a square hole?

F'arc'tion

Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

At the corner of the cube circular arcs are drawn and the area enclosed shaded. What fraction of the surface area of the cube is shaded? Try working out the answer without recourse to pencil and. . . .

Maths Filler

Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

Imagine different shaped vessels being filled. Can you work out what the graphs of the water level should look like?

Rati-o

Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

Points P, Q, R and S each divide the sides AB, BC, CD and DA respectively in the ratio of 2 : 1. Join the points. What is the area of the parallelogram PQRS in relation to the original rectangle?

Blue and White

Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

Identical squares of side one unit contain some circles shaded blue. In which of the four examples is the shaded area greatest?

How Random!

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Explore this interactivity and see if you can work out what it does. Could you use it to estimate the area of a shape?

More Transformations on a Pegboard

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Use the interactivity to find all the different right-angled triangles you can make by just moving one corner of the starting triangle.

Triangle Relations

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

What do these two triangles have in common? How are they related?

Being Thoughtful - Primary Measures

Stage: 1 and 2 Challenge Level:

Measure problems at primary level that require careful consideration.

A Day with Grandpa

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Grandpa was measuring a rug using yards, feet and inches. Can you help William to work out its area?

Being Determined - Primary Measures

Stage: 1 and 2 Challenge Level:

Measure problems at primary level that may require determination.

Isosceles Triangles

Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

Draw some isosceles triangles with an area of $9$cm$^2$ and a vertex at (20,20). If all the vertices must have whole number coordinates, how many is it possible to draw?

Uncanny Triangles

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Can you help the children find the two triangles which have the lengths of two sides numerically equal to their areas?

A Square in a Circle

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

What shape has Harry drawn on this clock face? Can you find its area? What is the largest number of square tiles that could cover this area?

Lying and Cheating

Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

Follow the instructions and you can take a rectangle, cut it into 4 pieces, discard two small triangles, put together the remaining two pieces and end up with a rectangle the same size. Try it!

Pick's Theorem

Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

Polygons drawn on square dotty paper have dots on their perimeter (p) and often internal (i) ones as well. Find a relationship between p, i and the area of the polygons.

Fitted

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Nine squares with side lengths 1, 4, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, and 18 cm can be fitted together to form a rectangle. What are the dimensions of the rectangle?

An Unusual Shape

Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

Can you maximise the area available to a grazing goat?

Approaches to Area

Stage: 1 and 2

This article for teachers gives some food for thought when teaching ideas about area.

Tilted Squares

Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

It's easy to work out the areas of most squares that we meet, but what if they were tilted?

Being Collaborative - Primary Measures

Stage: 1 and 2 Challenge Level:

Measure problems for primary learners to work on with others.

Overlapping Squares

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Have a good look at these images. Can you describe what is happening? There are plenty more images like this on NRICH's Exploring Squares CD.

Fence It

Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

If you have only 40 metres of fencing available, what is the maximum area of land you can fence off?

Cutting it Out

Stage: 1 and 2 Challenge Level:

I cut this square into two different shapes. What can you say about the relationship between them?

Shape Draw

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Use the information on these cards to draw the shape that is being described.

Different Sizes

Stage: 1 and 2 Challenge Level:

A simple visual exploration into halving and doubling.

Perimeter Possibilities

Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

I'm thinking of a rectangle with an area of 24. What could its perimeter be?

Dicey Perimeter, Dicey Area

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

In this game for two players, you throw two dice and find the product. How many shapes can you draw on the grid which have that area or perimeter?

Through the Window

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

My local DIY shop calculates the price of its windows according to the area of glass and the length of frame used. Can you work out how they arrived at these prices?

Always, Sometimes or Never? Shape

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Are these statements always true, sometimes true or never true?

Ribbon Squares

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

What is the largest 'ribbon square' you can make? And the smallest? How many different squares can you make altogether?

Cover the Tray

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

These practical challenges are all about making a 'tray' and covering it with paper.

Tiles in the Garden

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

How many tiles do we need to tile these patios?

Shaping It

Stage: 1 and 2 Challenge Level:

These pictures were made by starting with a square, finding the half-way point on each side and joining those points up. You could investigate your own starting shape.

Hallway Borders

Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

A hallway floor is tiled and each tile is one foot square. Given that the number of tiles around the perimeter is EXACTLY half the total number of tiles, find the possible dimensions of the hallway.

Tiling

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

An investigation that gives you the opportunity to make and justify predictions.

Circle Panes

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Look at the mathematics that is all around us - this circular window is a wonderful example.

Making Rectangles

Stage: 2 and 3 Challenge Level:

A task which depends on members of the group noticing the needs of others and responding.

Growing Rectangles

Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

What happens to the area and volume of 2D and 3D shapes when you enlarge them?

Changing Areas, Changing Perimeters

Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

How can you change the area of a shape but keep its perimeter the same? How can you change the perimeter but keep the area the same?

Area and Perimeter

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

What can you say about these shapes? This problem challenges you to create shapes with different areas and perimeters.

Fit These Shapes

Stage: 1 and 2 Challenge Level:

What is the largest number of circles we can fit into the frame without them overlapping? How do you know? What will happen if you try the other shapes?

Being Curious - Primary Measures

Stage: 1 and 2 Challenge Level:

Measure problems for inquiring primary learners.

Rope Mat

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

How many centimetres of rope will I need to make another mat just like the one I have here?

Torn Shapes

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

These rectangles have been torn. How many squares did each one have inside it before it was ripped?