Picturing Mathematics and Graph Sketching - September 2004, Stage 4&5

Problems

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Changing Places

Stage: 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Place a red counter in the top left corner of a 4x4 array, which is covered by 14 other smaller counters, leaving a gap in the bottom right hand corner (HOME). What is the smallest number of moves. . . .

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Inside Out

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

There are 27 small cubes in a 3 x 3 x 3 cube, 54 faces being visible at any one time. Is it possible to reorganise these cubes so that by dipping the large cube into a pot of paint three times you. . . .

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Bus Stop

Stage: 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3

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. . . .

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Climbing

Stage: 5 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Sketch the graphs of y = sin x and y = tan x and some straight lines. Prove some inequalities.

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Area L

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

Draw the graph of a continuous increasing function in the first quadrant and horizontal and vertical lines through two points. The areas in your sketch lead to a useful formula for finding integrals.

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Thousand Words

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

Here the diagram says it all. Can you find the diagram?