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Spaces for Exploration

Stage: 3 and 4

Alf Coles writes about how he tries to create 'spaces for exploration' for the students in his classrooms.

More Parabolic Patterns

Stage: 4 and 5 Challenge Level:

The illustration shows the graphs of twelve functions. Three of them have equations y=x^2, x=y^2 and x=-y^2+2. Find the equations of all the other graphs.

Parabolas Again

Stage: 4 and 5 Challenge Level:

Here is a pattern composed of the graphs of 14 parabolas. Can you find their equations?

Parabolic Patterns

Stage: 4 and 5 Challenge Level:

The illustration shows the graphs of fifteen functions. Two of them have equations y=x^2 and y=-(x-4)^2. Find the equations of all the other graphs.

Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

Explore the two quadratic functions and find out how their graphs are related.

Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

Here are some more quadratic functions to explore. How are their graphs related?

Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

Explore the relationship between quadratic functions and their graphs.

Alison's Mapping

Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

Alison has created two mappings. Can you figure out what they do? What questions do they prompt you to ask?

' Tis Whole

Stage: 4 and 5 Challenge Level:

Take a few whole numbers away from a triangle number. If you know the mean of the remaining numbers can you find the triangle number and which numbers were removed?

Converse

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Clearly if a, b and c are the lengths of the sides of a triangle and the triangle is equilateral then a^2 + b^2 + c^2 = ab + bc + ca. Is the converse true, and if so can you prove it? That is if. . . .

Minus One Two Three

Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

Substitute -1, -2 or -3, into an algebraic expression and you'll get three results. Is it possible to tell in advance which of those three will be the largest ?

Stage: 4 and 5 Challenge Level:

This task develops knowledge of transformation of graphs. By framing and asking questions a member of the team has to find out which mathematical function they have chosen.

Consecutive Squares

Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

The squares of any 8 consecutive numbers can be arranged into two sets of four numbers with the same sum. True of false?

Geometric Parabola

Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

Explore what happens when you draw graphs of quadratic equations with coefficients based on a geometric sequence.

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?

Guessing the Graph

Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

Can you suggest a curve to fit some experimental data? Can you work out where the data might have come from?