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### Making Rectangles

##### Stage: 2 and 3 Challenge Level:

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

### Pie Cuts

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

Investigate the different ways of cutting a perfectly circular pie into equal pieces using exactly 3 cuts. The cuts have to be along chords of the circle (which might be diameters).

### 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. . . .

### Carpet Cuts

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

You have a 12 by 9 foot carpet with an 8 by 1 foot hole exactly in the middle. Cut the carpet into two pieces to make a 10 by 10 foot square carpet.

### Exploration Versus Calculation

##### Stage: 1, 2 and 3

This article, written for teachers, discusses the merits of different kinds of resources: those which involve exploration and those which centre on calculation.

### Great Squares

##### Stage: 2 and 3 Challenge Level:

Investigate how this pattern of squares continues. You could measure lengths, areas and angles.

### Bull's Eye

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

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

### Isosceles

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

Prove that a triangle with sides of length 5, 5 and 6 has the same area as a triangle with sides of length 5, 5 and 8. Find other pairs of non-congruent isosceles triangles which have equal areas.

### Covering Cups

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

What is the shape and dimensions of a box that will contain six cups and have as small a surface area as possible.

### 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?

### Cylinder Cutting

##### Stage: 2 and 3 Challenge Level:

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

### Square Areas

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

Can you work out the area of the inner square and give an explanation of how you did it?

### 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?

### Extending Great Squares

##### Stage: 2 and 3 Challenge Level:

Explore one of these five pictures.

### Squaring the Circle

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

Bluey-green, white and transparent squares with a few odd bits of shapes around the perimeter. But, how many squares are there of each type in the complete circle? Study the picture and make. . . .

### The Pi Are Square

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

A circle with the radius of 2.2 centimetres is drawn touching the sides of a square. What area of the square is NOT covered by the circle?

### Towers

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

A tower of squares is built inside a right angled isosceles triangle. The largest square stands on the hypotenuse. What fraction of the area of the triangle is covered by the series of squares?

### Growing Rectangles

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

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

### Kissing Triangles

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

Determine the total shaded area of the 'kissing triangles'.

### Kite

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

Derive a formula for finding the area of any kite.

### 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?

### Warmsnug Double Glazing

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

How have "Warmsnug" arrived at the prices shown on their windows? Which window has been given an incorrect price?

### Appearing Square

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

Make an eight by eight square, the layout is the same as a chessboard. You can print out and use the square below. What is the area of the square? Divide the square in the way shown by the red dashed. . . .

### Tiling Into Slanted Rectangles

##### Stage: 2 and 3 Challenge Level:

A follow-up activity to Tiles in the Garden.

### 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!

### The Pillar of Chios

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

Semicircles are drawn on the sides of a rectangle ABCD. A circle passing through points ABCD carves out four crescent-shaped regions. Prove that the sum of the areas of the four crescents is equal to. . . .

### An Unusual Shape

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

Can you maximise the area available to a grazing goat?

### Disappearing Square

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

Do you know how to find the area of a triangle? You can count the squares. What happens if we turn the triangle on end? Press the button and see. Try counting the number of units in the triangle now. . . .

### Poly-puzzle

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

This rectangle is cut into five pieces which fit exactly into a triangular outline and also into a square outline where the triangle, the rectangle and the square have equal areas.

### Shear Magic

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

What are the areas of these triangles? What do you notice? Can you generalise to other "families" of triangles?

### Dissect

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

It is possible to dissect any square into smaller squares. What is the minimum number of squares a 13 by 13 square can be dissected into?

### Perimeter Possibilities

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

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

### Different Sizes

##### Stage: 1 and 2 Challenge Level:

A simple visual exploration into halving and doubling.

### 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?

### 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.

### Framed

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

Seven small rectangular pictures have one inch wide frames. The frames are removed and the pictures are fitted together like a jigsaw to make a rectangle of length 12 inches. Find the dimensions of. . . .

### 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.

### Circle Panes

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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

### 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?

### 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?

### 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?

### 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?

### Shape Draw

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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

### 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?

### 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?

### 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.

### 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?

### 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?

### Inside Seven Squares

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

What is the total area of the four outside triangles which are outlined in red in this arrangement of squares inside each other?