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Broad Topics > Secondary processes > PM - Representing

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Searching for Mean(ing)

Stage: 3 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

Imagine you have a large supply of 3kg and 8kg weights. How many of each weight would you need for the average (mean) of the weights to be 6kg? What other averages could you have?

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Odds and Evens

Stage: 3 and 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Is this a fair game? How many ways are there of creating a fair game by adding odd and even numbers?

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Trig Reps

Stage: 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Can you deduce the familiar properties of the sine and cosine functions starting from these three different mathematical representations?

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Hyperbolic Thinking

Stage: 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

Explore the properties of these two fascinating functions using trigonometry as a guide.

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Polar Bearings

Stage: 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

What on earth are polar coordinates, and why would you want to use them?

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Vector Journeys

Stage: 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Charlie likes to go for walks around a square park, while Alison likes to cut across diagonally. Can you find relationships between the vectors they walk along?

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Sheep in Wolf's Clothing

Stage: 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3

Can you work out what simple structures have been dressed up in these advanced mathematical representations?

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Painting by Functions

Stage: 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Use functions to create minimalist versions of works of art.

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Maths Shop Window

Stage: 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

Make a functional window display which will both satisfy the manager and make sense to the shoppers

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Vector Walk

Stage: 4 and 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Starting with two basic vector steps, which destinations can you reach on a vector walk?

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Sticky Numbers

Stage: 3 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Can you arrange the numbers 1 to 17 in a row so that each adjacent pair adds up to a square number?