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### Coins on a Plate

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

Points A, B and C are the centres of three circles, each one of which touches the other two. Prove that the perimeter of the triangle ABC is equal to the diameter of the largest circle.

### Sitting Pretty

##### Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

A circle of radius r touches two sides of a right angled triangle, sides x and y, and has its centre on the hypotenuse. Can you prove the formula linking x, y and r?

### Partly Circles

##### Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

What is the same and what is different about these circle questions? What connections can you make?

### Not So Little X

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

Two circles are enclosed by a rectangle 12 units by x units. The distance between the centres of the two circles is x/3 units. How big is x?

##### Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

Explore when it is possible to construct a circle which just touches all four sides of a quadrilateral.

### Circle Theorems

##### Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

This set of resources for teachers offers interactive environments which support work on properties of angles in circles at Key Stage 4.

### Three Four Five

##### Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

Two semi-circles (each of radius 1/2) touch each other, and a semi-circle of radius 1 touches both of them. Find the radius of the circle which touches all three semi-circles.

### Some(?) of the Parts

##### Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

A circle touches the lines OA, OB and AB where OA and OB are perpendicular. Show that the diameter of the circle is equal to the perimeter of the triangle

##### Age 11 to 16

This gives a short summary of the properties and theorems of cyclic quadrilaterals and links to some practical examples to be found elsewhere on the site.

### Crescents and Triangles

##### Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

Can you find a relationship between the area of the crescents and the area of the triangle?

### Arrh!

##### Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

Triangle ABC is equilateral. D, the midpoint of BC, is the centre of the semi-circle whose radius is R which touches AB and AC, as well as a smaller circle with radius r which also touches AB and AC. . . .

### Salinon

##### Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

This shape comprises four semi-circles. What is the relationship between the area of the shaded region and the area of the circle on AB as diameter?

### Tied Up

##### Age 14 to 16 Short Challenge Level:

How much of the field can the animals graze?

### The Line and Its Strange Pair

##### Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

In the diagram the point P' can move to different places along the dotted line. Each position P' takes will fix a corresponding position for P. If P' moves along a straight line what does P do ?

### Mapping the Wandering Circle

##### Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

In the diagram the point P can move to different places around the dotted circle. Each position P takes will fix a corresponding position for P'. As P moves around on that circle what will P' do?

### Medallions

##### Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

Three circular medallions fit in a rectangular box. Can you find the radius of the largest one?

### Circumspection

##### Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

M is any point on the line AB. Squares of side length AM and MB are constructed and their circumcircles intersect at P (and M). Prove that the lines AD and BE produced pass through P.

##### Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

Investigate the properties of quadrilaterals which can be drawn with a circle just touching each side and another circle just touching each vertex.

### Encircling

##### Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

An equilateral triangle is sitting on top of a square. What is the radius of the circle that circumscribes this shape?

### Compare Areas

##### Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

Which has the greatest area, a circle or a square inscribed in an isosceles, right angle triangle?

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

Draw some quadrilaterals on a 9-point circle and work out the angles. Is there a theorem?

### Circle Scaling

##### Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

Describe how to construct three circles which have areas in the ratio 1:2:3.

### Long Short

##### Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

What can you say about the lengths of the sides of a quadrilateral whose vertices are on a unit circle?

### Circle Box

##### Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

It is obvious that we can fit four circles of diameter 1 unit in a square of side 2 without overlapping. What is the smallest square into which we can fit 3 circles of diameter 1 unit?

### Three Balls

##### Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

A circle has centre O and angle POR = angle QOR. Construct tangents at P and Q meeting at T. Draw a circle with diameter OT. Do P and Q lie inside, or on, or outside this circle?

##### Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

The sides of a triangle are 25, 39 and 40 units of length. Find the diameter of the circumscribed circle.

### Tricircle

##### Age 14 to 16 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. . . .

### Lens Angle

##### Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

Find the missing angle between the two secants to the circle when the two angles at the centre subtended by the arcs created by the intersections of the secants and the circle are 50 and 120 degrees.

### Similarly So

##### Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

ABCD is a square. P is the midpoint of AB and is joined to C. A line from D perpendicular to PC meets the line at the point Q. Prove AQ = AD.

### Triangles in Circles

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

Can you find triangles on a 9-point circle? Can you work out their angles?

### Subtended Angles

##### Age 11 to 14 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?

### Right Angles

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

Can you make a right-angled triangle on this peg-board by joining up three points round the edge?

##### Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

A picture is made by joining five small quadrilaterals together to make a large quadrilateral. Is it possible to draw a similar picture if all the small quadrilaterals are cyclic?

### Interacting with the Geometry of the Circle

##### Age 5 to 16

Jennifer Piggott and Charlie Gilderdale describe a free interactive circular geoboard environment that can lead learners to pose mathematical questions.

### Triangle Incircle Iteration

##### Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

Keep constructing triangles in the incircle of the previous triangle. What happens?

### Perfect Eclipse

##### Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

Use trigonometry to determine whether solar eclipses on earth can be perfect.