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Square Pizza

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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?

Areas of Parallelograms

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

Of All the Areas

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

Overlap

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A red square and a blue square overlap so that the corner of the red square rests on the centre of the blue square. Show that, whatever the orientation of the red square, it covers a quarter of the. . . .

Equilateral Areas

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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.

The Pillar of Chios

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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. . . .

Semi-square

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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?

Towering Trapeziums

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Can you find the areas of the trapezia in this sequence?

Curvy Areas

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Have a go at creating these images based on circles. What do you notice about the areas of the different sections?

Hallway Borders

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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.

Rhombus in Rectangle

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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.

Salinon

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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?

Shear Magic

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

Appearing Square

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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. . . .

Areas and Ratios

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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.

Gutter

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

Blue and White

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

Muggles Magic

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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.

Pick's Theorem

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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.

Square Areas

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

Disappearing Square

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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. . . .

Can They Be Equal?

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

Perimeter Possibilities

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

Tilted Squares

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

Max Box

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

Framed

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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. . . .

Take Ten

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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. . . .

An Unusual Shape

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Can you maximise the area available to a grazing goat?

Dissect

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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?

Towers

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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?

The Pi Are Square

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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?

Rati-o

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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?

Efficient Packing

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How efficiently can you pack together disks?

Partly Circles

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

Maths Filler 2

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

Making Rectangles

Stage: 2 and 3 Challenge Level:

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

Isosceles Triangles

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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?

Fence It

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

Isosceles

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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.

Inscribed in a Circle

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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?

Cylinder Cutting

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

Six Discs

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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?

Percentage Unchanged

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If the base of a rectangle is increased by 10% and the area is unchanged, by what percentage (exactly) is the width decreased by ?

Diagonals for Area

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Can you prove this formula for finding the area of a quadrilateral from its diagonals?

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

Two Circles

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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?

Compare Areas

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

Get Cross

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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?

Kite

Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

Derive a formula for finding the area of any kite.

Take a Square

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Cut off three right angled isosceles triangles to produce a pentagon. With two lines, cut the pentagon into three parts which can be rearranged into another square.