# Resources tagged with: Visualising

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Broad Topics > Thinking Mathematically > Visualising

### How Many Dice?

##### Age 11 to 14Challenge Level

A standard die has the numbers 1, 2 and 3 are opposite 6, 5 and 4 respectively so that opposite faces add to 7? If you make standard dice by writing 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 on blank cubes you will find. . . .

### Sliding Puzzle

##### Age 11 to 16Challenge 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.

### Proofs with Pictures

##### Age 14 to 18

Some diagrammatic 'proofs' of algebraic identities and inequalities.

### Partly Painted Cube

##### Age 14 to 16Challenge Level

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?

### Jam

##### Age 14 to 16Challenge Level

A game for 2 players

### The Triangle Game

##### Age 11 to 16Challenge Level

Can you discover whether this is a fair game?

### KÃ¶nigsberg

##### Age 11 to 14Challenge Level

Can you cross each of the seven bridges that join the north and south of the river to the two islands, once and once only, without retracing your steps?

### Cogs

##### Age 11 to 14Challenge Level

A and B are two interlocking cogwheels having p teeth and q teeth respectively. One tooth on B is painted red. Find the values of p and q for which the red tooth on B contacts every gap on the. . . .

### Hypotenuse Lattice Points

##### Age 14 to 16Challenge Level

The triangle OMN has vertices on the axes with whole number co-ordinates. How many points with whole number coordinates are there on the hypotenuse MN?

### AMGM

##### Age 14 to 16Challenge Level

Can you use the diagram to prove the AM-GM inequality?

### Building Tetrahedra

##### Age 14 to 16Challenge Level

Can you make a tetrahedron whose faces all have the same perimeter?

### Christmas Chocolates

##### Age 11 to 14Challenge Level

How could Penny, Tom and Matthew work out how many chocolates there are in different sized boxes?

### Seven Squares - Group-worthy Task

##### Age 11 to 14Challenge Level

Choose a couple of the sequences. Try to picture how to make the next, and the next, and the next... Can you describe your reasoning?

### Steel Cables

##### Age 14 to 16Challenge Level

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

### Squares in Rectangles

##### Age 11 to 14Challenge Level

A 2 by 3 rectangle contains 8 squares and a 3 by 4 rectangle contains 20 squares. What size rectangle(s) contain(s) exactly 100 squares? Can you find them all?

### Tourism

##### Age 11 to 14Challenge 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.

### Jam

##### Age 14 to 16Challenge Level

To avoid losing think of another very well known game where the patterns of play are similar.

### Tower of Hanoi

##### Age 11 to 14Challenge Level

The Tower of Hanoi is an ancient mathematical challenge. Working on the building blocks may help you to explain the patterns you notice.

### Paving Paths

##### Age 11 to 14Challenge Level

How many different ways can I lay 10 paving slabs, each 2 foot by 1 foot, to make a path 2 foot wide and 10 foot long from my back door into my garden, without cutting any of the paving slabs?

### Picturing Triangular Numbers

##### Age 11 to 14Challenge Level

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

### Painting Cubes

##### Age 11 to 14Challenge Level

Imagine you have six different colours of paint. You paint a cube using a different colour for each of the six faces. How many different cubes can be painted using the same set of six colours?

### Ding Dong Bell

##### Age 11 to 18

The reader is invited to investigate changes (or permutations) in the ringing of church bells, illustrated by braid diagrams showing the order in which the bells are rung.

### Convex Polygons

##### Age 11 to 14Challenge Level

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

### Pattern Power

##### Age 5 to 14

Mathematics is the study of patterns. Studying pattern is an opportunity to observe, hypothesise, experiment, discover and create.

### Building Gnomons

##### Age 14 to 16Challenge Level

Build gnomons that are related to the Fibonacci sequence and try to explain why this is possible.

##### Age 11 to 14Challenge Level

Can you mark 4 points on a flat surface so that there are only two different distances between them?

### All in the Mind

##### Age 11 to 14Challenge Level

Imagine you are suspending a cube from one vertex and allowing it to hang freely. What shape does the surface of the water make around the cube?

### Tilting Triangles

##### Age 14 to 16Challenge Level

A right-angled isosceles triangle is rotated about the centre point of a square. What can you say about the area of the part of the square covered by the triangle as it rotates?

### A Tilted Square

##### Age 14 to 16Challenge Level

The opposite vertices of a square have coordinates (a,b) and (c,d). What are the coordinates of the other vertices?

### Cubes Within Cubes Revisited

##### Age 11 to 14Challenge Level

Imagine starting with one yellow cube and covering it all over with a single layer of red cubes, and then covering that cube with a layer of blue cubes. How many red and blue cubes would you need?

### Square Coordinates

##### Age 11 to 14Challenge Level

A tilted square is a square with no horizontal sides. Can you devise a general instruction for the construction of a square when you are given just one of its sides?

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

##### Age 11 to 18Challenge 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. . . .

### Cubes Within Cubes

##### Age 7 to 14Challenge Level

We start with one yellow cube and build around it to make a 3x3x3 cube with red cubes. Then we build around that red cube with blue cubes and so on. How many cubes of each colour have we used?

### Triangles Within Pentagons

##### Age 14 to 16Challenge Level

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

### Shear Magic

##### Age 11 to 14Challenge Level

Explore the area of families of parallelograms and triangles. Can you find rules to work out the areas?

### Triangles Within Squares

##### Age 14 to 16Challenge Level

Can you find a rule which relates triangular numbers to square numbers?

### Changing Places

##### Age 14 to 16Challenge Level

Place a red counter in the top left corner of a 4x4 array, which is covered by 14 other smaller counters, leaving a gap in the bottom right hand corner (HOME). What is the smallest number of moves. . . .

### Konigsberg Plus

##### Age 11 to 14Challenge 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.

### On the Edge

##### Age 11 to 14Challenge Level

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

### Frogs

##### Age 11 to 14Challenge Level

How many moves does it take to swap over some red and blue frogs? Do you have a method?

### Dice, Routes and Pathways

##### Age 5 to 14

This article for teachers discusses examples of problems in which there is no obvious method but in which children can be encouraged to think deeply about the context and extend their ability to. . . .

### Painted Cube

##### Age 14 to 16Challenge Level

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?

### Picturing Square Numbers

##### Age 11 to 14Challenge Level

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

### Inside Out

##### Age 14 to 16Challenge Level

There are 27 small cubes in a 3 x 3 x 3 cube, 54 faces being visible at any one time. Is it possible to reorganise these cubes so that by dipping the large cube into a pot of paint three times you. . . .

### Sliced

##### Age 14 to 16Challenge Level

An irregular tetrahedron has two opposite sides the same length a and the line joining their midpoints is perpendicular to these two edges and is of length b. What is the volume of the tetrahedron?

### Coordinate Patterns

##### Age 11 to 14Challenge Level

Charlie and Alison have been drawing patterns on coordinate grids. Can you picture where the patterns lead?

### Squares, Squares and More Squares

##### Age 11 to 14Challenge Level

Can you dissect a square into: 4, 7, 10, 13... other squares? 6, 9, 12, 15... other squares? 8, 11, 14... other squares?

### Framed

##### Age 11 to 14Challenge Level

Seven small rectangular pictures have one inch wide frames. The frames are removed and the pictures are fitted together like a jigsaw to make a rectangle of length 12 inches. Find the dimensions of. . . .

### Take Ten

##### Age 11 to 14Challenge Level

Is it possible to remove ten unit cubes from a 3 by 3 by 3 cube so that the surface area of the remaining solid is the same as the surface area of the original?

### Clocked

##### Age 11 to 14Challenge Level

Is it possible to rearrange the numbers 1,2......12 around a clock face in such a way that every two numbers in adjacent positions differ by any of 3, 4 or 5 hours?