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Broad Topics > Algebraic expressions, equations and formulae > Creating and manipulating expressions and formulae ### Pick's Theorem

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Polygons drawn on square dotty paper have dots on their perimeter (p) and often internal (i) ones as well. Find a relationship between p, i and the area of the polygons. ### What's Possible?

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Many numbers can be expressed as the difference of two perfect squares. What do you notice about the numbers you CANNOT make? ### Square Pizza

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Can you show that you can share a square pizza equally between two people by cutting it four times using vertical, horizontal and diagonal cuts through any point inside the square? ### Pair Products

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Choose four consecutive whole numbers. Multiply the first and last numbers together. Multiply the middle pair together. What do you notice? ### Pinned Squares

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What is the total number of squares that can be made on a 5 by 5 geoboard? ### Sums of Pairs

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Jo has three numbers which she adds together in pairs. When she does this she has three different totals: 11, 17 and 22 What are the three numbers Jo had to start with?” ### Lower Bound

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What would you get if you continued this sequence of fraction sums? 1/2 + 2/1 = 2/3 + 3/2 = 3/4 + 4/3 = ### Triangles Within Triangles

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Can you find a rule which connects consecutive triangular numbers? ### Triangles Within Pentagons

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Show that all pentagonal numbers are one third of a triangular number. ### Gutter

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

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The diagram illustrates the formula: 1 + 3 + 5 + ... + (2n - 1) = n² Use the diagram to show that any odd number is the difference of two squares. ### Steel Cables

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Some students have been working out the number of strands needed for different sizes of cable. Can you make sense of their solutions? ### Partly Painted Cube

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Jo made a cube from some smaller cubes, painted some of the faces of the large cube, and then took it apart again. 45 small cubes had no paint on them at all. How many small cubes did Jo use? ### Consecutive Squares

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The squares of any 8 consecutive numbers can be arranged into two sets of four numbers with the same sum. True of false? ### Multiplication Square

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Pick a square within a multiplication square and add the numbers on each diagonal. What do you notice? ### Terminology

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Given an equilateral triangle inside an isosceles triangle, can you find a relationship between the angles? ### Attractive Tablecloths

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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? ### Always a Multiple?

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Think of a two digit number, reverse the digits, and add the numbers together. Something special happens... ### There and Back

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Brian swims at twice the speed that a river is flowing, downstream from one moored boat to another and back again, taking 12 minutes altogether. How long would it have taken him in still water? ### 2-digit Square

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A 2-Digit number is squared. When this 2-digit number is reversed and squared, the difference between the squares is also a square. What is the 2-digit number? ### Generating Triples

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Sets of integers like 3, 4, 5 are called Pythagorean Triples, because they could be the lengths of the sides of a right-angled triangle. Can you find any more? ### Magic Squares for Special Occasions

##### Age 11 to 16

This article explains how to make your own magic square to mark a special occasion with the special date of your choice on the top line. ### Can They Be Equal?

##### Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:

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

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Find all the triples of numbers a, b, c such that each one of them plus the product of the other two is always 2. ### Perimeter Expressions

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Create some shapes by combining two or more rectangles. What can you say about the areas and perimeters of the shapes you can make? ### Areas of Parallelograms

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Can you find the area of a parallelogram defined by two vectors? ### Marbles in a Box

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How many winning lines can you make in a three-dimensional version of noughts and crosses? ### Hand Swap

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My train left London between 6 a.m. and 7 a.m. and arrived in Paris between 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. At the start and end of the journey the hands on my watch were in exactly the same positions but the. . . . ### Unit Interval

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Take any two numbers between 0 and 1. Prove that the sum of the numbers is always less than one plus their product? ### Pythagoras Proofs

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Can you make sense of these three proofs of Pythagoras' Theorem? ### Screen Shot

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A moveable screen slides along a mirrored corridor towards a centrally placed light source. A ray of light from that source is directed towards a wall of the corridor, which it strikes at 45 degrees. . . . ### Painted Cube

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Imagine a large cube made from small red cubes being dropped into a pot of yellow paint. How many of the small cubes will have yellow paint on their faces? ### Algebra Match

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A task which depends on members of the group noticing the needs of others and responding. ### Reasonable Algebra

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Use algebra to reason why 16 and 32 are impossible to create as the sum of consecutive numbers. ### Balance Point

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Attach weights of 1, 2, 4, and 8 units to the four attachment points on the bar. Move the bar from side to side until you find a balance point. Is it possible to predict that position? ### Magic Sums and Products

##### Age 11 to 16

How to build your own magic squares. ### Interactive Number Patterns

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How good are you at finding the formula for a number pattern ? ### Simplifying Doughnut

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An algebra task which depends on members of the group noticing the needs of others and responding. ### Training Schedule

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The heptathlon is an athletics competition consisting of 7 events. Can you make sense of the scoring system in order to advise a heptathlete on the best way to reach her target? ### Triangles Within Squares

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Can you find a rule which relates triangular numbers to square numbers? ##### Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

Robert noticed some interesting patterns when he highlighted square numbers in a spreadsheet. Can you prove that the patterns will continue? ### Inside Outside

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Balance the bar with the three weight on the inside. ### ' Tis Whole

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Take a few whole numbers away from a triangle number. If you know the mean of the remaining numbers can you find the triangle number and which numbers were removed? ### DOTS Division

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Take any pair of two digit numbers x=ab and y=cd where, without loss of generality, ab > cd . Form two 4 digit numbers r=abcd and s=cdab and calculate: {r^2 - s^2} /{x^2 - y^2}. ### Perfectly Square

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The sums of the squares of three related numbers is also a perfect square - can you explain why? ### Leonardo's Problem

##### Age 14 to 18 Challenge Level:

A, B & C own a half, a third and a sixth of a coin collection. Each grab some coins, return some, then share equally what they had put back, finishing with their own share. How rich are they? ### Algebra from Geometry

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Account of an investigation which starts from the area of an annulus and leads to the formula for the difference of two squares. ### Dating Made Easier

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If a sum invested gains 10% each year how long before it has doubled its value? ### Regular Hexagon Loops

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Make some loops out of regular hexagons. What rules can you discover? ### Hike and Hitch

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Fifteen students had to travel 60 miles. They could use a car, which could only carry 5 students. As the car left with the first 5 (at 40 miles per hour), the remaining 10 commenced hiking along the. . . .