Create some shapes by combining two or more rectangles. What can you say about the areas and perimeters of the shapes you can make?
I'm thinking of a rectangle with an area of 24. What could its perimeter be?
Draw a square. A second square of the same size slides around the first always maintaining contact and keeping the same orientation. How far does the dot travel?
How have "Warmsnug" arrived at the prices shown on their windows? Which window has been given an incorrect price?
If you move the tiles around, can you make squares with different coloured edges?
Can you find rectangles where the value of the area is the same as the value of the perimeter?
Can you deduce the perimeters of the shapes from the information given?
Polygons drawn on square dotty paper have dots on their perimeter (p) and often internal (i) ones as well. Find a relationship between p, i and the area of the polygons.
Can you predict, without drawing, what the perimeter of the next shape in this pattern will be if we continue drawing them in the same way?
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
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.
How can you change the area of a shape but keep its perimeter the same? How can you change the perimeter but keep the area the same?
The coke machine in college takes 50 pence pieces. It also takes a certain foreign coin of traditional design...
A circular plate rolls in contact with the sides of a rectangular tray. How much of its circumference comes into contact with the sides of the tray when it rolls around one circuit?