Experiment-conjecture-prove - February 2008, All Stages

Problems

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Repeating Patterns

Stage: 1 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Try continuing these patterns made from triangles. Can you create your own repeating pattern?

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Animated Triangles

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

Watch this "Notes on a Triangle" film. Can you recreate parts of the film using cut-out triangles?

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Triangle Shapes

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

This practical problem challenges you to create shapes and patterns with two different types of triangle. You could even try overlapping them.

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Triangle Relations

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

What do these two triangles have in common? How are they related?

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Putting Two and Two Together

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

In how many ways can you fit two of these yellow triangles together? Can you predict the number of ways two blue triangles can be fitted together?

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Triangular Faces

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

This problem invites you to build 3D shapes using two different triangles. Can you make the shapes from the pictures?

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Notes on a Triangle

Stage: 3 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Can you describe what happens in this film?

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9 Weights

Stage: 3 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

You have been given nine weights, one of which is slightly heavier than the rest. Can you work out which weight is heavier in just two weighings of the balance?

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Conway's Chequerboard Army

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

Here is a solitaire type environment for you to experiment with. Which targets can you reach?

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Equal Equilateral Triangles

Stage: 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Using the interactivity, can you make a regular hexagon from yellow triangles the same size as a regular hexagon made from green triangles ?

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The Square Hole

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

If the yellow equilateral triangle is taken as the unit for area, what size is the hole ?

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Road Maker

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

Which of these roads will satisfy a Munchkin builder?

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Impossible Triangles?

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

Which of these triangular jigsaws are impossible to finish?

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Impossible Square?

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

Can you make a square from these triangles?

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Road Maker 2

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

Can you work out where the blue-and-red brick roads end?