To Boldly Go...

To Boldly Go...

When students meet something for the first time, we want them to have a sense of awe and wonder, and be curious to explore more. In this feature, we present situations which we hope will be novel for your students, provoking them to embark on a journey of discovery.

The last date for submitting solutions is Friday 12 October.

Triangle Transformation 

Age 7 to 14 Challenge Level:
Start with a triangle. Can you cut it up to make a rectangle?

Diminishing Returns 

Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:
How much of the square is coloured blue? How will the pattern continue?

Mixing Paints 

Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:
Can you work out how to produce different shades of pink paint?

Mixing More Paints 

Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:
Can you find an efficent way to mix paints in any ratio?

Vanishing Point 

Age 14 to 18 Challenge Level:
How can visual patterns be used to prove sums of series?

Squaring the Rectangle 

Age 14 to 18 Challenge Level:
Can you find a way to turn a rectangle into a square?