# Resources tagged with: Compound transformations

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Broad Topics > Transformations and constructions > Compound transformations

### Sorting Symmetries

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

Find out how we can describe the "symmetries" of this triangle and investigate some combinations of rotating and flipping it.

### Square Tangram

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

This was a problem for our birthday website. Can you use four of these pieces to form a square? How about making a square with all five pieces?

### Cutting Corners

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

Can you make the most extraordinary, the most amazing, the most unusual patterns/designs from these triangles which are made in a special way?

##### 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!

### 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.

### Chess

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

What would be the smallest number of moves needed to move a Knight from a chess set from one corner to the opposite corner of a 99 by 99 square board?

### Midpoint Triangle

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

Can you cut up a square in the way shown and make the pieces into a triangle?

### Transformations Tables

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

These grids are filled according to some rules - can you complete them?

### Transformation Game

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

Why not challenge a friend to play this transformation game?

### Counting Triangles

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

Triangles are formed by joining the vertices of a skeletal cube. How many different types of triangle are there? How many triangles altogether?

### Transforming the Letters

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

What happens to these capital letters when they are rotated through one half turn, or flipped sideways and from top to bottom?

### Screwed-up

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

A cylindrical helix is just a spiral on a cylinder, like an ordinary spring or the thread on a bolt. If I turn a left-handed helix over (top to bottom) does it become a right handed helix?

### Cut and Make

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

Cut a square of paper into three pieces as shown. Now,can you use the 3 pieces to make a large triangle, a parallelogram and the square again?

### Flight of the Flibbins

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

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. . . .

### Square to L

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

Find a way to cut a 4 by 4 square into only two pieces, then rejoin the two pieces to make an L shape 6 units high.

### Going Places with Mathematicians

##### Age 7 to 14

This article looks at the importance in mathematics of representing places and spaces mathematics. Many famous mathematicians have spent time working on problems that involve moving and mapping. . . .

### Who Is the Fairest of Them All ?

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

Explore the effect of combining enlargements.

### Bow Tie

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

Show how this pentagonal tile can be used to tile the plane and describe the transformations which map this pentagon to its images in the tiling.

### Simplifying Transformations

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

How many different transformations can you find made up from combinations of R, S and their inverses? Can you be sure that you have found them all?

### 2001 Spatial Oddity

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

With one cut a piece of card 16 cm by 9 cm can be made into two pieces which can be rearranged to form a square 12 cm by 12 cm. Explain how this can be done.

### Maurits Cornelius Escher

##### Age 7 to 14

Have you ever noticed how mathematical ideas are often used in patterns that we see all around us? This article describes the life of Escher who was a passionate believer that maths and art can be. . . .

### ...on the Wall

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

Explore the effect of reflecting in two intersecting mirror lines.

### Triangular Tantaliser

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

Draw all the possible distinct triangles on a 4 x 4 dotty grid. Convince me that you have all possible triangles.

### Squares, Squares and More Squares

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

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

### Mirror, Mirror...

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

Explore the effect of reflecting in two parallel mirror lines.

### Mathematical Patchwork

##### Age 7 to 14

Jenny Murray describes the mathematical processes behind making patchwork in this article for students.

### Matching Frieze Patterns

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

Sort the frieze patterns into seven pairs according to the way in which the motif is repeated.

### Making Rectangles, Making Squares

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

How many differently shaped rectangles can you build using these equilateral and isosceles triangles? Can you make a square?

### Decoding Transformations

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

See the effects of some combined transformations on a shape. Can you describe what the individual transformations do?

### Combining Transformations

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

Does changing the order of transformations always/sometimes/never produce the same transformation?

### The Frieze Tree

##### Age 11 to 16

Patterns that repeat in a line are strangely interesting. How many types are there and how do you tell one type from another?

### Friezes Using Logo

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

Experimenting with variables and friezes.

### Frieze Patterns in Cast Iron

##### Age 11 to 16

A gallery of beautiful photos of cast ironwork friezes in Australia with a mathematical discussion of the classification of frieze patterns.

### Grouping Transformations

##### Age 11 to 18

An introduction to groups using transformations, following on from the October 2006 Stage 3 problems.

### Trees and Friezes

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

This problem is based on the idea of building patterns using transformations.

### Paint Rollers for Frieze Patterns.

##### Age 11 to 16

Proofs that there are only seven frieze patterns involve complicated group theory. The symmetries of a cylinder provide an easier approach.