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Broad Topics > Thinking Mathematically > Visualising

Cuboids

Age 11 to 14
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Can you find a cuboid that has a surface area of exactly 100 square units. Is there more than one? Can you find them all?

Cogs

Age 11 to 14
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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. . . .

One Out One Under

Age 14 to 16
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Imagine a stack of numbered cards with one on top. Discard the top, put the next card to the bottom and repeat continuously. Can you predict the last card?

Hypotenuse Lattice Points

Age 14 to 16
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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?

Sliding Puzzle

Age 11 to 16
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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.

Triangles to Tetrahedra

Age 11 to 14
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Imagine you have an unlimited number of four types of triangle. How many different tetrahedra can you make?

Jam

Age 14 to 16
Challenge Level

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

Tetrahedra Tester

Age 11 to 14
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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?

Squares in Rectangles

Age 11 to 14
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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?

Jam

Age 14 to 16
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A game for 2 players

The Triangle Game

Age 11 to 16
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Can you discover whether this is a fair game?

Changing Places

Age 14 to 16
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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. . . .

Sea Defences

Age 7 to 14
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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?

Isosceles Triangles

Age 11 to 14
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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?

Wari

Age 14 to 16
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This is a simple version of an ancient game played all over the world. It is also called Mancala. What tactics will increase your chances of winning?

Pumpkin Patch

Age 5 to 18

A game for two players based on a game from the Somali people of Africa. The first player to pick all the other's 'pumpkins' is the winner.

LOGO Challenge - Triangles-squares-stars

Age 11 to 16
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Can you recreate these designs? What are the basic units? What movement is required between each unit? Some elegant use of procedures will help - variables not essential.

Flight of the Flibbins

Age 11 to 14
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Blue Flibbins are so jealous of their red partners that they will not leave them on their own with any other bue Flibbin. What is the quickest way of getting the five pairs of Flibbins safely to. . . .

AMGM

Age 14 to 16
Challenge Level

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

Christmas Chocolates

Age 11 to 14
Challenge Level

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

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?

Steel Cables

Age 14 to 16
Challenge Level

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

Picturing Triangular Numbers

Age 11 to 14
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Triangular numbers can be represented by a triangular array of squares. What do you notice about the sum of identical triangle numbers?

Alquerque

Age 5 to 18

This game for two, was played in ancient Egypt as far back as 1400 BC. The game was taken by the Moors to Spain, where it is mentioned in 13th century manuscripts, and the Spanish name Alquerque. . . .

Instant Insanity

Age 11 to 18
Challenge Level

Given the nets of 4 cubes with the faces coloured in 4 colours, build a tower so that on each vertical wall no colour is repeated, that is all 4 colours appear.

Seega

Age 5 to 18

An ancient game for two from Egypt. You'll need twelve distinctive 'stones' each to play. You could chalk out the board on the ground - do ask permission first.

Tourism

Age 11 to 14
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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.

Khun Phaen Escapes to Freedom

Age 11 to 14
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Slide the pieces to move Khun Phaen past all the guards into the position on the right from which he can escape to freedom.

Hidden Rectangles

Age 11 to 14
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Rectangles are considered different if they vary in size or have different locations. How many different rectangles can be drawn on a chessboard?

Penta Colour

Age 14 to 16
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In how many different ways can I colour the five edges of a pentagon red, blue and green so that no two adjacent edges are the same colour?

Fence It

Age 11 to 14
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If you have only 40 metres of fencing available, what is the maximum area of land you can fence off?

Shady Symmetry

Age 11 to 14
Challenge Level

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

Tower of Hanoi

Age 11 to 14
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The Tower of Hanoi is an ancient mathematical challenge. Working on the building blocks may help you to explain the patterns you notice.

Square It

Age 11 to 16
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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.

John's Train Is on Time

Age 11 to 14
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A train leaves on time. After it has gone 8 miles (at 33mph) the driver looks at his watch and sees that the hour hand is exactly over the minute hand. When did the train leave the station?

Clocked

Age 11 to 14
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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?

Partly Painted Cube

Age 14 to 16
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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?

Triangles in the Middle

Age 11 to 18
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This task depends on groups working collaboratively, discussing and reasoning to agree a final product.

Cubes Within Cubes

Age 7 to 14
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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?

Building Gnomons

Age 14 to 16
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Build gnomons that are related to the Fibonacci sequence and try to explain why this is possible.

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

Age 11 to 18
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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. . . .

Sprouts

Age 11 to 16
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A game for 2 people. Take turns joining two dots, until your opponent is unable to move.

Problem Solving, Using and Applying and Functional Mathematics

Age 5 to 18
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Problem solving is at the heart of the NRICH site. All the problems give learners opportunities to learn, develop or use mathematical concepts and skills. Read here for more information.

Euromaths

Age 11 to 14
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How many ways can you write the word EUROMATHS by starting at the top left hand corner and taking the next letter by stepping one step down or one step to the right in a 5x5 array?

Seven Squares - Group-worthy Task

Age 11 to 14
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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?

Reflecting Squarely

Age 11 to 14
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In how many ways can you fit all three pieces together to make shapes with line symmetry?

Baravelle

Age 7 to 16
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What can you see? What do you notice? What questions can you ask?

Framed

Age 11 to 14
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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. . . .

Mystic Rose

Age 14 to 16
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Use the animation to help you work out how many lines are needed to draw mystic roses of different sizes.

Königsberg

Age 11 to 14
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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?