# Resources tagged with: Visualising

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### Cuboids

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

Find a cuboid (with edges of integer values) that has a surface area of exactly 100 square units. Is there more than one? Can you find them all?

### Colour Wheels

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Imagine a wheel with different markings painted on it at regular intervals. Can you predict the colour of the 18th mark? The 100th mark?

### Isosceles Triangles

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

Draw some isosceles triangles with an area of $9$cm$^2$ and a vertex at (20,20). If all the vertices must have whole number coordinates, how many is it possible to draw?

### Triangles to Tetrahedra

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

Imagine you have an unlimited number of four types of triangle. How many different tetrahedra can you make?

### Sea Defences

##### Age 7 to 14 Challenge Level:

These are pictures of the sea defences at New Brighton. Can you work out what a basic shape might be in both images of the sea wall and work out a way they might fit together?

### Four Triangles Puzzle

##### Age 5 to 11 Challenge Level:

Cut four triangles from a square as shown in the picture. How many different shapes can you make by fitting the four triangles back together?

### Red Even

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

You have 4 red and 5 blue counters. How many ways can they be placed on a 3 by 3 grid so that all the rows columns and diagonals have an even number of red counters?

### Domino Numbers

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Can you see why 2 by 2 could be 5? Can you predict what 2 by 10 will be?

### Khun Phaen Escapes to Freedom

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

Slide the pieces to move Khun Phaen past all the guards into the position on the right from which he can escape to freedom.

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

How many different symmetrical shapes can you make by shading triangles or squares?

### Counter Roundup

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

A game for 1 or 2 people. Use the interactive version, or play with friends. Try to round up as many counters as possible.

### Turning Cogs

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

What happens when you turn these cogs? Investigate the differences between turning two cogs of different sizes and two cogs which are the same.

### Tetrahedra Tester

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

An irregular tetrahedron is composed of four different triangles. Can such a tetrahedron be constructed where the side lengths are 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9 units of length?

### Sliding Puzzle

##### Age 11 to 16 Challenge Level:

The aim of the game is to slide the green square from the top right hand corner to the bottom left hand corner in the least number of moves.

### On the Edge

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

If you move the tiles around, can you make squares with different coloured edges?

### The Development of Spatial and Geometric Thinking: the Importance of Instruction.

##### Age 5 to 11

This article looks at levels of geometric thinking and the types of activities required to develop this thinking.

### Square It

##### Age 11 to 16 Challenge Level:

Players take it in turns to choose a dot on the grid. The winner is the first to have four dots that can be joined to form a square.

### Multiplication Series: Illustrating Number Properties with Arrays

##### Age 5 to 11

This article for teachers describes how modelling number properties involving multiplication using an array of objects not only allows children to represent their thinking with concrete materials,. . . .

### Fence It

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

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

### Seeing Squares

##### Age 5 to 11 Challenge Level:

Players take it in turns to choose a dot on the grid. The winner is the first to have four dots that can be joined to form a square.

### World of Tan 13 - A Storm in a Tea Cup

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the convex shapes?

### Put Yourself in a Box

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

A game for 2 players. Given a board of dots in a grid pattern, players take turns drawing a line by connecting 2 adjacent dots. Your goal is to complete more squares than your opponent.

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

How can the same pieces of the tangram make this bowl before and after it was chipped? Use the interactivity to try and work out what is going on!

### Right or Left?

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Which of these dice are right-handed and which are left-handed?

### Coin Cogs

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Can you work out what is wrong with the cogs on a UK 2 pound coin?

### Konigsberg Plus

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

Euler discussed whether or not it was possible to stroll around Koenigsberg crossing each of its seven bridges exactly once. Experiment with different numbers of islands and bridges.

### Frogs

##### 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?

### Twice as Big?

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Investigate how the four L-shapes fit together to make an enlarged L-shape. You could explore this idea with other shapes too.

### Penta Play

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

A shape and space game for 2,3 or 4 players. Be the last person to be able to place a pentomino piece on the playing board. Play with card, or on the computer.

### Picturing Square Numbers

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

Square numbers can be represented as the sum of consecutive odd numbers. What is the sum of 1 + 3 + ..... + 149 + 151 + 153?

### Picturing Triangular Numbers

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

Triangular numbers can be represented by a triangular array of squares. What do you notice about the sum of identical triangle numbers?

### Endless Noughts and Crosses

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

An extension of noughts and crosses in which the grid is enlarged and the length of the winning line can to altered to 3, 4 or 5.

### Hidden Rectangles

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

Rectangles are considered different if they vary in size or have different locations. How many different rectangles can be drawn on a chessboard?

### Reflecting Squarely

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

In how many ways can you fit all three pieces together to make shapes with line symmetry?

### Icosian Game

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

This problem is about investigating whether it is possible to start at one vertex of a platonic solid and visit every other vertex once only returning to the vertex you started at.

### Yih or Luk Tsut K'i or Three Men's Morris

##### Age 11 to 18 Challenge Level:

Some puzzles requiring no knowledge of knot theory, just a careful inspection of the patterns. A glimpse of the classification of knots and a little about prime knots, crossing numbers and. . . .

### Map Folding

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Take a rectangle of paper and fold it in half, and half again, to make four smaller rectangles. How many different ways can you fold it up?

### Tourism

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

If you can copy a network without lifting your pen off the paper and without drawing any line twice, then it is traversable. Decide which of these diagrams are traversable.

### Dramatic Mathematics

##### Age 5 to 11

This article for teachers describes a project which explores the power of storytelling to convey concepts and ideas to children.

### Taking Steps

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

In each of the pictures the invitation is for you to: Count what you see. Identify how you think the pattern would continue.

### World of Tan 5 - Dragon

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outline of the dragon?

### Tumbling Down

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Watch this animation. What do you see? Can you explain why this happens?

### How Many?

##### Age 5 to 11 Challenge Level:

Have a look at these photos of different fruit. How many do you see? How did you count?

### World of Tan 30 - Logical Thinking

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Can you logically construct these silhouettes using the tangram pieces?

### World of Tan 9 - Animals

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the camel and giraffe?

### World of Tan

##### Age 5 to 11 Challenge Level:

Read about the adventures of Granma T and her grandchildren in this series of stories, accompanied by interactive tangrams.

### World of Tan 4 - Monday Morning

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of Wai Ping, Wu Ming and Chi Wing?

### World of Tan 20 - Fractions

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the chairs?

### World of Tan 15 - Millennia

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the numbers?

### World of Tan 12 - All in a Fluff

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Can you fit the tangram pieces into the outlines of the rabbits?