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Speeding Up, Slowing Down

Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

Experiment with the interactivity of "rolling" regular polygons, and explore how the different positions of the red dot affects its speed at each stage.

How Far Does it Move?

Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

Experiment with the interactivity of "rolling" regular polygons, and explore how the different positions of the red dot affects the distance it travels at each stage.

Up and Across

Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

Experiment with the interactivity of "rolling" regular polygons, and explore how the different positions of the red dot affects its vertical and horizontal movement at each stage.

Diamond Collector

Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

Collect as many diamonds as you can by drawing three straight lines.

Fence It

Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

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

Charlie's Mapping

Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

Charlie has created a mapping. Can you figure out what it does? What questions does it prompt you to ask?

Graphical Interpretation

Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

This set of resources for teachers offers interactive environments to support work on graphical interpretation at Key Stage 4.

Walk and Ride

Stage: 2 and 3 Challenge Level:

How far have these students walked by the time the teacher's car reaches them after their bus broke down?

Bus Stop

Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

Two buses leave at the same time from two towns Shipton and Veston on the same long road, travelling towards each other. At each mile along the road are milestones. The buses' speeds are constant. . . .

Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

Explore the relationship between quadratic functions and their graphs.

Parallel Lines

Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

How does the position of the line affect the equation of the line? What can you say about the equations of parallel lines?

Alison's Mapping

Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

Alison has created two mappings. Can you figure out what they do? What questions do they prompt you to ask?

Spaces for Exploration

Stage: 3

Alf Coles writes about how he tries to create 'spaces for exploration' for the students in his classrooms.

Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

Can you adjust the curve so the bead drops with near constant vertical velocity?

Motion Sensor

Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

Looking at the graph - when was the person moving fastest? Slowest?

Translating Lines

Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

Investigate what happens to the equation of different lines when you translate them. Try to predict what will happen. Explain your findings.

Lap Times

Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

Two cyclists, practising on a track, pass each other at the starting line and go at constant speeds... Can you find lap times that are such that the cyclists will meet exactly half way round the. . . .

Maths Filler

Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

Imagine different shaped vessels being filled. Can you work out what the graphs of the water level should look like?

Mathsjam Jars

Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

Imagine different shaped vessels being filled. Can you work out what the graphs of the water level should look like?

Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

Four vehicles travel along a road one afternoon. Can you make sense of the graphs showing their motion?

Exploring Simple Mappings

Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

Explore the relationship between simple linear functions and their graphs.

Which Is Bigger?

Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

Which is bigger, n+10 or 2n+3? Can you find a good method of answering similar questions?

Electric Kettle

Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

Explore the relationship between resistance and temperature

Surprising Transformations

Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

I took the graph y=4x+7 and performed four transformations. Can you find the order in which I could have carried out the transformations?

Reflecting Lines

Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

Investigate what happens to the equations of different lines when you reflect them in one of the axes. Try to predict what will happen. Explain your findings.

Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

Four vehicles travelled on a road. What can you deduce from the times that they met?

Perpendicular Lines

Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

Position the lines so that they are perpendicular to each other. What can you say about the equations of perpendicular lines?

Matchless

Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

There is a particular value of x, and a value of y to go with it, which make all five expressions equal in value, can you find that x, y pair ?

Which Is Cheaper?

Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

When I park my car in Mathstown, there are two car parks to choose from. Which car park should I use?

Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

Here are some more quadratic functions to explore. How are their graphs related?

What's That Graph?

Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

Can you work out which processes are represented by the graphs?

Cubics

Stage: 4 and 5 Challenge Level:

Knowing two of the equations find the equations of the 12 graphs of cubic functions making this pattern.

Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

Explore the two quadratic functions and find out how their graphs are related.

Ellipses

Stage: 4 and 5 Challenge Level:

Here is a pattern for you to experiment with using graph drawing software. Find the equations of the graphs in the pattern.

Maths Filler 2

Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

Can you draw the height-time chart as this complicated vessel fills with water?

Bio Graphs

Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

What biological growth processes can you fit to these graphs?

Immersion

Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

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

More Parabolic Patterns

Stage: 4 and 5 Challenge Level:

The illustration shows the graphs of twelve functions. Three of them have equations y=x^2, x=y^2 and x=-y^2+2. Find the equations of all the other graphs.

Parabolic Patterns

Stage: 4 and 5 Challenge Level:

The illustration shows the graphs of fifteen functions. Two of them have equations y=x^2 and y=-(x-4)^2. Find the equations of all the other graphs.

Parabolas Again

Stage: 4 and 5 Challenge Level:

Here is a pattern composed of the graphs of 14 parabolas. Can you find their equations?