Representing


Representing is part of our Thinking Mathematically collection.

Calendar Capers

Age 11 to 14
Challenge Level

Choose any three by three square of dates on a calendar page...

Odds and Evens

Age 11 to 14
Challenge Level

Are these games fair? How can you tell?

Sticky Numbers

Age 11 to 14
Challenge Level

Can you arrange the numbers 1 to 17 in a row so that each adjacent pair adds up to a square number?

Searching for Mean(ing)

Age 11 to 16
Challenge Level

If you have a large supply of 3kg and 8kg weights, how many of each would you need for the average (mean) of the weights to be 6kg?

Vector Journeys

Age 14 to 18
Challenge Level

Charlie likes to go for walks around a square park, while Alison likes to cut across diagonally. Can you find relationships between the vectors they walk along?

Vector Walk

Age 14 to 18
Challenge Level

Starting with two basic vector steps, which destinations can you reach on a vector walk?

Polar Bearings

Age 16 to 18
Challenge Level

What on earth are polar coordinates, and why would you want to use them?

Trig Reps

Age 16 to 18
Challenge Level

Can you deduce the familiar properties of the sine and cosine functions starting from these three different mathematical representations?

Painting by Functions

Age 16 to 18
Challenge Level

Use functions to create minimalist versions of works of art.

Hyperbolic Thinking

Age 16 to 18
Challenge Level

Explore the properties of these two fascinating functions using trigonometry as a guide.

Maths Shop Window

Age 16 to 18
Challenge Level

Make a functional window display which will both satisfy the manager and make sense to the shoppers

Sheep in Wolf's Clothing

Age 16 to 18
Challenge Level

Can you work out what simple structures have been dressed up in these advanced mathematical representations?