You are only given the three midpoints of the sides of a triangle. How can you construct the original triangle?
Why does this fold create an angle of sixty degrees?
Explore when it is possible to construct a circle which just
touches all four sides of a quadrilateral.
If the hypotenuse (base) length is 100cm and if an extra line
splits the base into 36cm and 64cm parts, what were the side
lengths for the original right-angled triangle?
Two ladders are propped up against facing walls. The end of the
first ladder is 10 metres above the foot of the first wall. The end
of the second ladder is 5 metres above the foot of the second wall.
At what height do the ladders cross?
A circle of radius r touches two sides of a right angled triangle,
sides x and y, and has its centre on the hypotenuse. Can you prove
the formula linking x, y and r?
Can you make sense of the three methods to work out the area of the kite in the square?
The diagonals of a trapezium divide it into four parts. Can you
create a trapezium where three of those parts are equal in area?
What is the same and what is different about these circle
questions? What connections can you make?
A napkin is folded so that a corner coincides with the midpoint of
an opposite edge . Investigate the three triangles formed .
It is impossible to trisect an angle using only ruler and compasses
but it can be done using a carpenter's square.
Using a ruler, pencil and compasses only, it is possible to
construct a square inside any triangle so that all four vertices
touch the sides of the triangle.
A collection of short problems on angles, polygons and geometrical proof