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Broad Topics > Transformations and constructions > Constructions

Golden Construction

Age 16 to 18
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Draw a square and an arc of a circle and construct the Golden rectangle. Find the value of the Golden Ratio.

Kissing

Age 16 to 18
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Two perpendicular lines are tangential to two identical circles that touch. What is the largest circle that can be placed in between the two lines and the two circles and how would you construct it?

Gold Again

Age 16 to 18
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Without using a calculator, computer or tables find the exact values of cos36cos72 and also cos36 - cos72.

Circle Scaling

Age 14 to 16
Challenge Level

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

Triangle Midpoints

Age 14 to 16
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You are only given the three midpoints of the sides of a triangle. How can you construct the original triangle?

Curvy Areas

Age 14 to 16
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Have a go at creating these images based on circles. What do you notice about the areas of the different sections?

Pareq Exists

Age 14 to 16
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Prove that, given any three parallel lines, an equilateral triangle always exists with one vertex on each of the three lines.

Pentabuild

Age 16 to 18
Challenge Level

Explain how to construct a regular pentagon accurately using a straight edge and compass.

Three Tears

Age 14 to 16
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Construct this design using only compasses

The Medieval Octagon

Age 14 to 16
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Medieval stonemasons used a method to construct octagons using ruler and compasses... Is the octagon regular? Proof please.

Folding Squares

Age 14 to 16
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The diagonal of a square intersects the line joining one of the unused corners to the midpoint of the opposite side. What do you notice about the line segments produced?

The Square Under the Hypotenuse

Age 14 to 16
Challenge Level

Can you work out the side length of a square that just touches the hypotenuse of a right angled triangle?

A Rational Search

Age 16 to 18
Challenge Level

Investigate constructible images which contain rational areas.

Folding Fractions

Age 14 to 16
Challenge Level

What fractions can you divide the diagonal of a square into by simple folding?

Two Points Plus One Line

Age 14 to 16
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Draw a line (considered endless in both directions), put a point somewhere on each side of the line. Label these points A and B. Use a geometric construction to locate a point, P, on the line,. . . .

Half a Triangle

Age 14 to 16
Challenge Level

Construct a line parallel to one side of a triangle so that the triangle is divided into two equal areas.

Squirty

Age 14 to 16
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Using a ruler, pencil and compasses only, it is possible to construct a square inside any triangle so that all four vertices touch the sides of the triangle.

LOGO Challenge 2 - Diamonds Are Forever

Age 7 to 16
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The challenge is to produce elegant solutions. Elegance here implies simplicity. The focus is on rhombi, in particular those formed by jointing two equilateral triangles along an edge.

LOGO Challenge 8 - Rhombi

Age 7 to 16
Challenge Level

Explore patterns based on a rhombus. How can you enlarge the pattern - or explode it?

Close to Triangular

Age 14 to 16
Challenge Level

Drawing a triangle is not always as easy as you might think!

Moving Squares

Age 14 to 16
Challenge Level

How can you represent the curvature of a cylinder on a flat piece of paper?

Cool as Ice

Age 11 to 16
Challenge Level

Design and construct a prototype intercooler which will satisfy agreed quality control constraints.