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# Perimeter, Area and Volume (age 11-14)

### Perimeter and Area

### Surface Area and Volume

### Blue and White

### Isosceles Triangles

### Perimeter Possibilities

### Triangles in a Square

### Can They Be Equal?

### Perimeter Challenge

### Colourful Cube

### Changing Areas, Changing Perimeters

### Fence It

### Isometric Areas

### Changing Areas, Changing Volumes

### More Isometric Areas

### Shear Magic

### On the Edge

### Sending a Parcel

### Cuboid Challenge

### Efficient Cutting

### Cola Can

### Cuboids

### Perimeter, Area and Volume Short Problems

### Triangle in a Trapezium

Y*ou may also be interested in this collection of activities from the STEM Learning website, that complement the NRICH activities above.*

Links to the University of Cambridge website
Links to the NRICH website Home page

Nurturing young mathematicians: teacher webinars

30 April (Primary), 1 May (Secondary)

30 April (Primary), 1 May (Secondary)

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Age 11 to 14

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This selection of problems is designed to help you teach Perimeter and Area.

Age 11 to 14

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This selection of problems is designed to help you teach Surface Area and Volume.

Age 11 to 14

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Identical squares of side one unit contain some circles shaded blue. In which of the four examples is the shaded area greatest?

Age 11 to 14

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Draw some isosceles triangles with an area of $9$cm$^2$ and a vertex at (20,20). If all the vertices must have whole number coordinates, how many is it possible to draw?

Age 11 to 14

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I'm thinking of a rectangle with an area of 24. What could its perimeter be?

Age 11 to 14

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What are the possible areas of triangles drawn in a square?

Age 11 to 14

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Can you find rectangles where the value of the area is the same as the value of the perimeter?

Age 11 to 14

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Can you deduce the perimeters of the shapes from the information given?

Age 11 to 14

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A colourful cube is made from little red and yellow cubes. But can you work out how many of each?

Age 11 to 14

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How can you change the area of a shape but keep its perimeter the same? How can you change the perimeter but keep the area the same?

Age 11 to 14

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If you have only 40 metres of fencing available, what is the maximum area of land you can fence off?

Age 11 to 14

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We usually use squares to measure area, but what if we use triangles instead?

Age 11 to 14

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How can you change the surface area of a cuboid but keep its volume the same? How can you change the volume but keep the surface area the same?

Age 11 to 14

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Isometric Areas explored areas of parallelograms in triangular units. Here we explore areas of triangles...

Age 11 to 14

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Explore the area of families of parallelograms and triangles. Can you find rules to work out the areas?

Age 11 to 14

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If you move the tiles around, can you make squares with different coloured edges?

Age 11 to 14

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What is the greatest volume you can get for a rectangular (cuboid) parcel if the maximum combined length and girth are 2 metres?

Age 11 to 16

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What's the largest volume of box you can make from a square of paper?

Age 11 to 14

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Use a single sheet of A4 paper and make a cylinder having the greatest possible volume. The cylinder must be closed off by a circle at each end.

Age 11 to 14

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An aluminium can contains 330 ml of cola. If the can's diameter is 6 cm what is the can's height?

Age 11 to 14

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Can you find a cuboid that has a surface area of exactly 100 square units. Is there more than one? Can you find them all?

Age 11 to 16

A collection of short problems on area and volume.

Age 11 to 16

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Can you find and prove the relationship between the area of a trapezium and the area of a triangle constructed within it?

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