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Broad Topics > 2D Geometry, Shape and Space > Octagons

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Mrs Trimmer's String

Stage: 1 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

Can you help the children in Mrs Trimmer's class make different shapes out of a loop of string?

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Shapely Tiling

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

Use the interactivity to make this Islamic star and cross design. Can you produce a tessellation of regular octagons with two different types of triangle?

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The Medieval Octagon

Stage: 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

Medieval stonemasons used a method to construct octagons using ruler and compasses... Is the octagon regular? Proof please.

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From All Corners

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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.