Resources tagged with: Coordinates

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Broad Topics > Coordinates, Functions and Graphs > Coordinates

Polar Bearings

Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

What on earth are polar coordinates, and why would you want to use them?

Plane to See

Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

P is the midpoint of an edge of a cube and Q divides another edge in the ratio 1 to 4. Find the ratio of the volumes of the two pieces of the cube cut by a plane through PQ and a vertex.

Cut Cube

Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

Find the shape and symmetries of the two pieces of this cut cube.

Four Points on a Cube

Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

What is the surface area of the tetrahedron with one vertex at O the vertex of a unit cube and the other vertices at the centres of the faces of the cube not containing O?

Just Opposite

Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

A and C are the opposite vertices of a square ABCD, and have coordinates (a,b) and (c,d), respectively. What are the coordinates of the vertices B and D? What is the area of the square?

Corridors

Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

A 10x10x10 cube is made from 27 2x2 cubes with corridors between them. Find the shortest route from one corner to the opposite corner.

3D Treasure Hunt

Age 14 to 18 Challenge Level:

Some treasure has been hidden in a three-dimensional grid! Can you work out a strategy to find it as efficiently as possible?

Something in Common

Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

A square of area 3 square units cannot be drawn on a 2D grid so that each of its vertices have integer coordinates, but can it be drawn on a 3D grid? Investigate squares that can be drawn.

Napoleon's Hat

Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

Three equilateral triangles ABC, AYX and XZB are drawn with the point X a moveable point on AB. The points P, Q and R are the centres of the three triangles. What can you say about triangle PQR?

Mesh

Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

A spherical balloon lies inside a wire frame. How much do you need to deflate it to remove it from the frame if it remains a sphere?

A Tilted Square

Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

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

Cubestick

Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

Stick some cubes together to make a cuboid. Find two of the angles by as many different methods as you can devise.

Rational Round

Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

Show that there are infinitely many rational points on the unit circle and no rational points on the circle x^2+y^2=3.

Cushion Ball

Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

The shortest path between any two points on a snooker table is the straight line between them but what if the ball must bounce off one wall, or 2 walls, or 3 walls?

Square Pair Circles

Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

Investigate the number of points with integer coordinates on circles with centres at the origin for which the square of the radius is a power of 5.

Hypotenuse Lattice Points

Age 14 to 16 Challenge 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?

Coordinates and Descartes

Age 7 to 16

Have you ever wondered how maps are made? Or perhaps who first thought of the idea of designing maps? We're here to answer these questions for you.

Snookered

Age 14 to 18 Challenge Level:

In a snooker game the brown ball was on the lip of the pocket but it could not be hit directly as the black ball was in the way. How could it be potted by playing the white ball off a cushion?

Beelines

Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

Is there a relationship between the coordinates of the endpoints of a line and the number of grid squares it crosses?

Ladder and Cube

Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

A 1 metre cube has one face on the ground and one face against a wall. A 4 metre ladder leans against the wall and just touches the cube. How high is the top of the ladder above the ground?

A Shade Crossed

Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

Find the area of the shaded region created by the two overlapping triangles in terms of a and b?

Flight Path

Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

Use simple trigonometry to calculate the distance along the flight path from London to Sydney.

Parabella

Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

This is a beautiful result involving a parabola and parallels.

Parallel Parking

Age 14 to 16

Scientist Bryan Rickett has a vision of the future - and it is one in which self-parking cars prowl the tarmac plains, hunting down suitable parking spots and manoeuvring elegantly into them.