Seeing Mathematically

Seeing mathematically

The way we see a problem in our mind's eye can affect the way we find a solution. These activities all have a visual element, and we hope that by working on them you will realise the power of creating mental images.


Stage: 3 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1
How many moves does it take to swap over some red and blue frogs? Do you have a method?


Stage: 3 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1
Can you picture how to order the cards to reproduce Charlie's card trick for yourself?

Constructing Triangles 

Stage: 3 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1
Generate three random numbers to determine the side lengths of a triangle. What triangles can you draw?

Attractive Tablecloths 

Stage: 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1
Charlie likes tablecloths that use as many colours as possible, but insists that his tablecloths have some symmetry. Can you work out how many colours he needs for different tablecloth designs?