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### Walking Round a Triangle

##### Stage: 1 Challenge Level:

This ladybird is taking a walk round a triangle. Can you see how much he has turned when he gets back to where he started?

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

What can you say about the angles on opposite vertices of any cyclic quadrilateral? Working on the building blocks will give you insights that may help you to explain what is special about them.

### Can You Explain Why?

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Can you explain why it is impossible to construct this triangle?

### Semi-regular Tessellations

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

Semi-regular tessellations combine two or more different regular polygons to fill the plane. Can you find all the semi-regular tessellations?

### Subtended Angles

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

What is the relationship between the angle at the centre and the angles at the circumference, for angles which stand on the same arc? Can you prove it?

### Triangles in Circles

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

How many different triangles can you make which consist of the centre point and two of the points on the edge? Can you work out each of their angles?

### Triangles and Petals

##### Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

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

### Terminology

##### Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

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

### Transformations on a Pegboard

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

How would you move the bands on the pegboard to alter these shapes?

### Always, Sometimes or Never? Shape

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Are these statements always true, sometimes true or never true?

### Angles in Three Squares

##### Stage: 3 and 4 Challenge Level:

Drawing the right diagram can help you to prove a result about the angles in a line of squares.

### Polygon Pictures

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Can you work out how these polygon pictures were drawn, and use that to figure out their angles?

### Star Polygons

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

Draw some stars and measure the angles at their points. Can you find and prove a result about their sum?

### Bisecting Angles in a Triangle

##### Stage: 3 and 4 Challenge Level:

Measure the two angles. What do you notice?

### Which Solids Can We Make?

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Interior angles can help us to work out which polygons will tessellate. Can we use similar ideas to predict which polygons combine to create semi-regular solids?

##### Stage: 5 Short Challenge Level:

Can you work out where the blue-and-red brick roads end?

### LOGO Challenge 4 - Squares to Procedures

##### Stage: 3 and 4 Challenge Level:

This LOGO Challenge emphasises the idea of breaking down a problem into smaller manageable parts. Working on squares and angles.

### Logo Challenge 3 - Star Square

##### Stage: 2, 3 and 4 Challenge Level:

Creating designs with squares - using the REPEAT command in LOGO. This requires some careful thought on angles

### First Forward Into Logo 9: Stars

##### Stage: 3, 4 and 5 Challenge Level:

Turn through bigger angles and draw stars with Logo.

### First Forward Into Logo 7: Angles of Polygons

##### Stage: 3, 4 and 5 Challenge Level:

More Logo for beginners. Learn to calculate exterior angles and draw regular polygons using procedures and variables.

### Tessellating Hexagons

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

Which hexagons tessellate?

##### Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

Make five different quadrilaterals on a nine-point pegboard, without using the centre peg. Work out the angles in each quadrilateral you make. Now, what other relationships you can see?

### Triangle Pin-down

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Use the interactivity to investigate what kinds of triangles can be drawn on peg boards with different numbers of pegs.

### Triangles All Around

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Can you find all the different triangles on these peg boards, and find their angles?

### Cartesian Isometric

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

The graph below is an oblique coordinate system based on 60 degree angles. It was drawn on isometric paper. What kinds of triangles do these points form?

### Fred the Class Robot

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Billy's class had a robot called Fred who could draw with chalk held underneath him. What shapes did the pupils make Fred draw?

### Convex Polygons

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

Show that among the interior angles of a convex polygon there cannot be more than three acute angles.

### Pentakite

##### Stage: 4 and 5 Challenge Level:

ABCDE is a regular pentagon of side length one unit. BC produced meets ED produced at F. Show that triangle CDF is congruent to triangle EDB. Find the length of BE.

### Dodecawhat

##### Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

Follow instructions to fold sheets of A4 paper into pentagons and assemble them to form a dodecahedron. Calculate the error in the angle of the not perfectly regular pentagons you make.

### Arclets Explained

##### Stage: 3 and 4

This article gives an wonderful insight into students working on the Arclets problem that first appeared in the Sept 2002 edition of the NRICH website.

### Angle A

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The three corners of a triangle are sitting on a circle. The angles are called Angle A, Angle B and Angle C. The dot in the middle of the circle shows the centre. The counter is measuring the size. . . .

### Getting an Angle

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How can you make an angle of 60 degrees by folding a sheet of paper twice?

### Pent

##### Stage: 4 and 5 Challenge Level:

The diagram shows a regular pentagon with sides of unit length. Find all the angles in the diagram. Prove that the quadrilateral shown in red is a rhombus.

### Tricircle

##### Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

The centre of the larger circle is at the midpoint of one side of an equilateral triangle and the circle touches the other two sides of the triangle. A smaller circle touches the larger circle and. . . .

### Pie Cuts

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Investigate the different ways of cutting a perfectly circular pie into equal pieces using exactly 3 cuts. The cuts have to be along chords of the circle (which might be diameters).

### Floored

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A floor is covered by a tessellation of equilateral triangles, each having three equal arcs inside it. What proportion of the area of the tessellation is shaded?

##### Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

Points D, E and F are on the the sides of triangle ABC. Circumcircles are drawn to the triangles ADE, BEF and CFD respectively. What do you notice about these three circumcircles?

### A Sameness Surely

##### Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

Triangle ABC has a right angle at C. ACRS and CBPQ are squares. ST and PU are perpendicular to AB produced. Show that ST + PU = AB

### No Right Angle Here

##### Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

Prove that the internal angle bisectors of a triangle will never be perpendicular to each other.

### Golden Triangle

##### Stage: 5 Challenge Level:

Three triangles ABC, CBD and ABD (where D is a point on AC) are all isosceles. Find all the angles. Prove that the ratio of AB to BC is equal to the golden ratio.

### At a Glance

##### Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

The area of a regular pentagon looks about twice as a big as the pentangle star drawn within it. Is it?