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### 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!

### Kite

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

Derive a formula for finding the area of any kite.

### Crescents and Triangles

##### Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

Triangle ABC is right angled at A and semi circles are drawn on all three sides producing two 'crescents'. Show that the sum of the areas of the two crescents equals the area of triangle ABC.

### Growing Rectangles

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

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

### Extending Great Squares

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

Explore one of these five pictures.

### Great Squares

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

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

### 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?

### 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. . . .

### Bull's Eye

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

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

### Muggles Magic

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

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.

### 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).

### 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?

### Cylinder Cutting

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

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

### 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?

### Making Rectangles

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

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

### Inscribed in a Circle

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

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?

### 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.

### 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. . . .

### 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.

### 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.

### 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?

### 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.

### 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.

### 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?

### 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?

### Kissing Triangles

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

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

### 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. . . .

### Tiling Into Slanted Rectangles

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

A follow-up activity to Tiles in the Garden.

### 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?

##### Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

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

##### Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

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. . . .

### Perimeter Possibilities

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

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

### Semi-detached

##### Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

A square of area 40 square cms is inscribed in a semicircle. Find the area of the square that could be inscribed in a circle of the same radius.

### 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?

### Partly Circles

##### Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

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

### An Unusual Shape

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

Can you maximise the area available to a grazing goat?

### 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.

### 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. . . .

### 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?

### Get Cross

##### Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

A white cross is placed symmetrically in a red disc with the central square of side length sqrt 2 and the arms of the cross of length 1 unit. What is the area of the disc still showing?

### 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?

### Pebbles

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

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 They Be Equal?

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

Can you find rectangles where the value of the area is the same as the value of the perimeter?

### Compare Areas

##### Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

Which has the greatest area, a circle or a square inscribed in an isosceles, right angle triangle?

### 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?

### From All Corners

##### Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

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.

### 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.

### 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. . . .

### Squ-areas

##### Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

Three squares are drawn on the sides of a triangle ABC. Their areas are respectively 18 000, 20 000 and 26 000 square centimetres. If the outer vertices of the squares are joined, three more. . . .

### Take Ten

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

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. . . .