Resources tagged with: Angles - points, lines and parallel lines

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LOGO Challenge 7 - More Stars and Squares

Age 11 to 16 Challenge Level:

Can you use LOGO to create a systematic reproduction of a basic design? An introduction to variables in a familiar setting.

LOGO Challenge 1 - Star Square

Age 7 to 16 Challenge Level:

Can you use LOGO to create this star pattern made from squares. Only basic LOGO knowledge needed.

Which Solids Can We Make?

Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:

Interior angles can help us to work out which polygons will tessellate. Can we use similar ideas to predict which polygons combine to create semi-regular solids?

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?

Making Maths: Clinometer

Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:

You can use a clinometer to measure the height of tall things that you can't possibly reach to the top of, Make a clinometer and use it to help you estimate the heights of tall objects.

Making Maths: Equilateral Triangle Folding

Age 7 to 14 Challenge Level:

Make an equilateral triangle by folding paper and use it to make patterns of your own.

Polygon Pictures

Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:

Can you work out how these polygon pictures were drawn, and use that to figure out their angles?

Angles Inside

Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:

Draw some angles inside a rectangle. What do you notice? Can you prove it?

Three Tears

Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

Construct this design using only compasses

Pegboard Quads

Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

Make five different quadrilaterals on a nine-point pegboard, without using the centre peg. Work out the angles in each quadrilateral you make. Now, what other relationships you can see?

Angle Measurement: an Opportunity for Equity

Age 11 to 16

Suggestions for worthwhile mathematical activity on the subject of angle measurement for all pupils.

Shogi Shapes

Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:

Shogi tiles can form interesting shapes and patterns... I wonder whether they fit together to make a ring?

Polygon Rings

Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:

Join pentagons together edge to edge. Will they form a ring?

Making Sixty

Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

Why does this fold create an angle of sixty degrees?

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?

Triangles in Circles

Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:

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

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.

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?

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.

Pythagoras

Age 7 to 14

Pythagoras of Samos was a Greek philosopher who lived from about 580 BC to about 500 BC. Find out about the important developments he made in mathematics, astronomy, and the theory of music.

Using Geogebra

Age 11 to 18

Never used GeoGebra before? This article for complete beginners will help you to get started with this free dynamic geometry software.

Same Length

Age 11 to 16 Challenge Level:

Construct two equilateral triangles on a straight line. There are two lengths that look the same - can you prove it?

Angle Trisection

Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

It is impossible to trisect an angle using only ruler and compasses but it can be done using a carpenter's square.

Tessellating Hexagons

Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:

Which hexagons tessellate?

Parallel Universe

Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

An equilateral triangle is constructed on BC. A line QD is drawn, where Q is the midpoint of AC. Prove that AB // QD.

Arrowhead

Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

The points P, Q, R and S are the midpoints of the edges of a non-convex quadrilateral.What do you notice about the quadrilateral PQRS and its area?

Quad in Quad

Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

Join the midpoints of a quadrilateral to get a new quadrilateral. What is special about it?

Semi-regular Tessellations

Age 11 to 16 Challenge Level:

Semi-regular tessellations combine two or more different regular polygons to fill the plane. Can you find all the semi-regular tessellations?

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.

Estimating Angles

Age 7 to 14 Challenge Level:

How good are you at estimating angles?

Orbiting Billiard Balls

Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

What angle is needed for a ball to do a circuit of the billiard table and then pass through its original position?

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. . . .

Witch's Hat

Age 11 to 16 Challenge Level:

What shapes should Elly cut out to make a witch's hat? How can she make a taller hat?

On Time

Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:

On a clock the three hands - the second, minute and hour hands - are on the same axis. How often in a 24 hour day will the second hand be parallel to either of the two other hands?

A Problem of Time

Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

Consider a watch face which has identical hands and identical marks for the hours. It is opposite to a mirror. When is the time as read direct and in the mirror exactly the same between 6 and 7?

Round and Round and Round

Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:

Where will the point stop after it has turned through 30 000 degrees? I took out my calculator and typed 30 000 ÷ 360. How did this help?

Hand Swap

Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

My train left London between 6 a.m. and 7 a.m. and arrived in Paris between 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. At the start and end of the journey the hands on my watch were in exactly the same positions but the. . . .

Robotic Rotations

Age 11 to 16 Challenge Level:

How did the the rotation robot make these patterns?