The image in this problem is part of a piece of equipment found in the playground of a school. How would you describe it to someone over the phone?
Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:
Can you imagine gradually moving one shape across the other one?
If you're working away from the computer, it might help to draw the shapes, or cut some out from tissue paper or overhead transparencies.
The NRICH Project aims to enrich the mathematical experiences of all learners. To support this aim, members of the
NRICH team work in a wide range of capacities, including providing professional development for teachers wishing to
embed rich mathematical tasks into everyday classroom practice.