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Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

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

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.

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.

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!

Diamond Collector

Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

Collect as many diamonds as you can by drawing three straight lines.

Up and Across

Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

Experiment with the interactivity of "rolling" regular polygons, and explore how the different positions of the red dot affects its vertical and horizontal movement at each stage.

How Far Does it Move?

Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

Experiment with the interactivity of "rolling" regular polygons, and explore how the different positions of the red dot affects the distance it travels at each stage.

Stage: 3, 4 and 5

Logo helps us to understand gradients of lines and why Muggles Magic is not magic but mathematics. See the problem Muggles magic.

How Steep Is the Slope?

Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

On the grid provided, we can draw lines with different gradients. How many different gradients can you find? Can you arrange them in order of steepness?

Bus Stop

Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

Two buses leave at the same time from two towns Shipton and Veston on the same long road, travelling towards each other. At each mile along the road are milestones. The buses' speeds are constant. . . .

Parallel Lines

Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

How does the position of the line affect the equation of the line? What can you say about the equations of parallel lines?

Mediant

Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

If you take two tests and get a marks out of a maximum b in the first and c marks out of d in the second, does the mediant (a+c)/(b+d)lie between the results for the two tests separately.

Lap Times

Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

Two cyclists, practising on a track, pass each other at the starting line and go at constant speeds... Can you find lap times that are such that the cyclists will meet exactly half way round the. . . .

Walk and Ride

Stage: 2 and 3 Challenge Level:

How far have these students walked by the time the teacher's car reaches them after their bus broke down?

Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

Can you adjust the curve so the bead drops with near constant vertical velocity?

Motion Sensor

Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

Looking at the graph - when was the person moving fastest? Slowest?

Snookered

Stage: 4 and 5 Challenge Level:

In a snooker game the brown ball was on the lip of the pocket but it could not be hit directly as the black ball was in the way. How could it be potted by playing the white ball off a cushion?

Which Is Cheaper?

Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

When I park my car in Mathstown, there are two car parks to choose from. Which car park should I use?

Electric Kettle

Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

Explore the relationship between resistance and temperature

At Right Angles

Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

Can you decide whether two lines are perpendicular or not? Can you do this without drawing them?

Surprising Transformations

Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

I took the graph y=4x+7 and performed four transformations. Can you find the order in which I could have carried out the transformations?

Translating Lines

Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

Investigate what happens to the equation of different lines when you translate them. Try to predict what will happen. Explain your findings.

Perpendicular Lines

Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

Position the lines so that they are perpendicular to each other. What can you say about the equations of perpendicular lines?

Which Is Bigger?

Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

Which is bigger, n+10 or 2n+3? Can you find a good method of answering similar questions?