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.


Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:
How many moves does it take to swap over some red and blue frogs? Do you have a method?


Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:
Can you picture how to order the cards to reproduce Charlie's card trick for yourself?

Constructing Triangles 

Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:
Generate three random numbers to determine the side lengths of a triangle. What triangles can you draw?

Attractive Tablecloths 

Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:
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?