Perimeter, Area and Volume - Stage 4


This is part of ourĀ Secondary Curriculum collection of favourite rich tasks arranged by topic.

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Stage: 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Perimeter and Area

This selection of problems challenges students to use their understanding of perimeter and area of shapes made from circles.

Stage: 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Surface Area and Volume

This selection of problems challenges students to use their understanding of surface area and volume of three dimensional shapes based on circles.



Track Design

KS 4 Challenge Level:

Challenge Level:1

Where should runners start the 200m race so that they have all run the same distance by the finish?

Salinon

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Challenge Level:1

This shape comprises four semi-circles. What is the relationship between the area of the shaded region and the area of the circle on AB as diameter?

Curvy Areas

KS 4 Challenge Level:

Challenge Level:1

Have a go at creating these images based on circles. What do you notice about the areas of the different sections?

Arclets

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Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

Each of the following shapes is made from arcs of a circle of radius r. What is the perimeter of a shape with 3, 4, 5 and n "nodes".

Triangles and Petals

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Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

An equilateral triangle rotates around regular polygons and produces an outline like a flower. What are the perimeters of the different flowers?

Fill Me up Too

KS 4 Challenge Level:

Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

In Fill Me Up we invited you to sketch graphs as vessels are filled with water. Can you work out the equations of the graphs?

Gutter

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Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

Manufacturers need to minimise the amount of material used to make their product. What is the best cross-section for a gutter?

Immersion

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Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

Various solids are lowered into a beaker of water. How does the water level rise in each case?

Funnel

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A plastic funnel is used to pour liquids through narrow apertures. What shape funnel would use the least amount of plastic to manufacture for any specific volume ?

Perimeter, Area and Volume Stage 4 - Short Problems

KS 4

A collection of short Stage 4 problems on area and volume.