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Broad Topics > Using, Applying and Reasoning about Mathematics > Representing

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One Big Triangle

Stage: 1 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Make one big triangle so the numbers that touch on the small triangles add to 10. You could use the interactivity to help you.

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Dice in a Corner

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

How could you arrange at least two dice in a stack so that the total of the visible spots is 18?

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Let Us Divide!

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Look at different ways of dividing things. What do they mean? How might you show them in a picture, with things, with numbers and symbols?

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Olympic Turns

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

This task looks at the different turns involved in different Olympic sports as a way of exploring the mathematics of turns and angles.

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That Number Square!

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

Exploring the structure of a number square: how quickly can you put the number tiles in the right place on the grid?

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Different Sizes

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

A simple visual exploration into halving and doubling.

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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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Going for Gold

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Looking at the 2008 Olympic Medal table, can you see how the data is organised? Could the results be presented differently to give another nation the top place?

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Charting More Success

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

Can you make sense of the charts and diagrams that are created and used by sports competitors, trainers and statisticians?

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Charting Success

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

Can you make sense of the charts and diagrams that are created and used by sports competitors, trainers and statisticians?

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Factorising with Multilink

Stage: 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Can you find out what is special about the dimensions of rectangles you can make with squares, sticks and units?

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3D Stacks

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

Can you find a way of representing these arrangements of balls?

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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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Children's Mathematical Graphics: Understanding the Key Concept

Stage: 1

In this article for teachers, Elizabeth Carruthers and Maulfry Worthington explore the differences between 'recording mathematics' and 'representing mathematical thinking'.

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28 and It's Upward and Onward

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Can you find ways of joining cubes together so that 28 faces are visible?

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The Development of Algebra - 2

Stage: 3, 4 and 5

This is the second article in a two part series on the history of Algebra from about 2000 BCE to about 1000 CE.

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What Is the Question?

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

These pictures and answers leave the viewer with the problem "What is the Question". Can you give the question and how the answer follows?

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Building Gnomons

Stage: 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Build gnomons that are related to the Fibonacci sequence and try to explain why this is possible.

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A Flying Holiday

Stage: 2 Short Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Follow the journey taken by this bird and let us know for how long and in what direction it must fly to return to its starting point.

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Dodecamagic

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

Here you see the front and back views of a dodecahedron. Each vertex has been numbered so that the numbers around each pentagonal face add up to 65. Can you find all the missing numbers?

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Gnomon Dimensions

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

These gnomons appear to have more than a passing connection with the Fibonacci sequence. This problem ask you to investigate some of these connections.