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There are 21 NRICH Mathematical resources connected to Enlargements and scale factors, you may find related items under Transformations and constructions.Broad Topics > Transformations and constructions > Enlargements and scale factors
Create a pattern on the small grid. How could you extend your pattern on the larger grid?
In Fill Me Up we invited you to sketch graphs as vessels are filled with water. Can you work out the equations of the graphs?
Explore the relationships between different paper sizes.
What happens to the area and volume of 2D and 3D shapes when you enlarge them?
Explore the effect of combining enlargements.
Why not challenge a friend to play this transformation game?
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.
Explain how the thirteen pieces making up the regular hexagon shown in the diagram can be re-assembled to form three smaller regular hexagons congruent to each other.
A circle is inscribed in an equilateral triangle. Smaller circles touch it and the sides of the triangle, the process continuing indefinitely. What is the sum of the areas of all the circles?
Can you find the missing length?
L triominoes can fit together to make larger versions of themselves. Is every size possible to make in this way?
These five clowns work in pairs. What is the same and what is different about each pair's faces?
The first part of an investigation into how to represent numbers using geometric transformations that ultimately leads us to discover numbers not on the number line.
We use statistics to give ourselves an informed view on a subject of interest. This problem explores how to scale countries on a map to represent characteristics other than land area.
Use the grids to draw pictures to different scales.
Make a poster using equilateral triangles with sides 27, 9, 3 and 1 units assembled as stage 3 of the Von Koch fractal. Investigate areas & lengths when you repeat a process infinitely often.
A finite area inside and infinite skin! You can paint the interior of this fractal with a small tin of paint but you could never get enough paint to paint the edge.
What is the total area of the triangles remaining in the nth stage of constructing a Sierpinski Triangle? Work out the dimension of this fractal.
A right circular cone is filled with liquid to a depth of half its vertical height. The cone is inverted. How high up the vertical height of the cone will the liquid rise?
Can you prove Pythagoras' Theorem using enlargements and scale factors?
Three triangles ABC, CBD and ABD (where D is a point on AC) are all isosceles. Find all the angles. Prove that the ratio of AB to BC is equal to the golden ratio.