Can you draw the height-time chart as this complicated vessel fills with water?

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

Analyse these beautiful biological images and attempt to rank them in size order.

Three rods of different lengths form three sides of an enclosure with right angles between them. What arrangement maximises the area

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

ABC and DEF are equilateral triangles of side 3 and 4 respectively. Construct an equilateral triangle whose area is the sum of the area of ABC and DEF.

Can you find the area of a parallelogram defined by two vectors?

Can you find a general rule for finding the areas of equilateral triangles drawn on an isometric grid?

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

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

A follow-up activity to Tiles in the Garden.

What is the ratio of the area of a square inscribed in a semicircle to the area of the square inscribed in the entire circle?

What is the same and what is different about these circle questions? What connections can you make?

My measurements have got all jumbled up! Swap them around and see if you can find a combination where every measurement is valid.

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.

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 area of a square inscribed in a circle with a unit radius is, satisfyingly, 2. What is the area of a regular hexagon inscribed in a circle with a unit radius?

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. . . .

Take any rectangle ABCD such that AB > BC. The point P is on AB and Q is on CD. Show that there is exactly one position of P and Q such that APCQ is a rhombus.

Manufacturers need to minimise the amount of material used to make their product. What is the best cross-section for a gutter?

This shape comprises four semi-circles. What is the relationship between the area of the shaded region and the area of the circle on AB as diameter?

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.

Six circular discs are packed in different-shaped boxes so that the discs touch their neighbours and the sides of the box. Can you put the boxes in order according to the areas of their bases?

Place four pebbles on the sand in the form of a square. Keep adding as few pebbles as necessary to double the area. How many extra pebbles are added each time?

Can you show that you can share a square pizza equally between two people by cutting it four times using vertical, horizontal and diagonal cuts through any point inside the square?

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

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

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?

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. . . .

Is it possible to remove ten unit cubes from a 3 by 3 by 3 cube made from 27 unit cubes so that the surface area of the remaining solid is the same as the surface area of the original 3 by 3 by 3. . . .

Draw two circles, each of radius 1 unit, so that each circle goes through the centre of the other one. What is the area of the overlap?

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?

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

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

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

In this problem we are faced with an apparently easy area problem, but it has gone horribly wrong! What happened?

Given a square ABCD of sides 10 cm, and using the corners as centres, construct four quadrants with radius 10 cm each inside the square. The four arcs intersect at P, Q, R and S. Find the. . . .

Prove that the area of a quadrilateral is given by half the product of the lengths of the diagonals multiplied by the sine of the angle between the diagonals.

What is the area of the quadrilateral APOQ? Working on the building blocks will give you some insights that may help you to work it out.

Straight lines are drawn from each corner of a square to the mid points of the opposite sides. Express the area of the octagon that is formed at the centre as a fraction of the area of the square.

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

Can you choose your units so that a cube has the same numerical value for it volume, surface area and total edge length?

You can move the 4 pieces of the jigsaw and fit them into both outlines. Explain what has happened to the missing one unit of area.

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. . . .

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).

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. . . .