Resources tagged with: Dynamic geometry

Filter by: Content type:
Age range:
Challenge level:

There are 21 NRICH Mathematical resources connected to Dynamic geometry, you may find related items under Physical and Digital Manipulatives.

Broad Topics > Physical and Digital Manipulatives > Dynamic geometry

Trapezium Four

Age 14 to 16Challenge Level

The diagonals of a trapezium divide it into four parts. Can you create a trapezium where three of those parts are equal in area?

Age 14 to 16Challenge Level

Four rods are hinged at their ends to form a convex quadrilateral. Investigate the different shapes that the quadrilateral can take. Be patient this problem may be slow to load.

Points in Pairs

Age 14 to 16Challenge Level

Move the point P to see how P' moves. Then use your insights to calculate a missing length.

Two Shapes & Printer Ink

Age 14 to 16Challenge Level

If I print this page which shape will require the more yellow ink?

The Rescaled Map

Age 14 to 16Challenge Level

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.

Rotations Are Not Single Round Here

Age 14 to 16Challenge Level

I noticed this about streamers that have rotation symmetry : if there was one centre of rotation there always seems to be a second centre that also worked. Can you find a design that has only. . . .

One Reflection Implies Another

Age 14 to 16Challenge Level

When a strip has vertical symmetry there always seems to be a second place where a mirror line could go. Perhaps you can find a design that has only one mirror line across it. Or, if you thought that. . . .

A Roll of Patterned Paper

Age 14 to 16Challenge Level

A design is repeated endlessly along a line - rather like a stream of paper coming off a roll. Make a strip that matches itself after rotation, or after reflection

Secants Interactivity

Age 14 to 16Challenge Level

Move the ends of the lines at points B and D around the circle and find the relationship between the length of the line segments PA, PB, PC, and PD. The length of each of the line segments is. . . .

Napoleon's Theorem

Age 14 to 18Challenge Level

Triangle ABC has equilateral triangles drawn on its edges. Points P, Q and R are the centres of the equilateral triangles. What can you prove about the triangle PQR?

Three Balls

Age 14 to 16Challenge Level

A circle has centre O and angle POR = angle QOR. Construct tangents at P and Q meeting at T. Draw a circle with diameter OT. Do P and Q lie inside, or on, or outside this circle?

The Medieval Octagon

Age 14 to 16Challenge Level

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

Isosceles

Age 11 to 14Challenge Level

Prove that a triangle with sides of length 5, 5 and 6 has the same area as a triangle with sides of length 5, 5 and 8. Find other pairs of non-congruent isosceles triangles which have equal areas.

Age 14 to 16Challenge 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?

Triangle Incircle Iteration

Age 14 to 16Challenge Level

Keep constructing triangles in the incircle of the previous triangle. What happens?

Napoleon's Hat

Age 16 to 18Challenge 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?

Cushion Ball

Age 16 to 18Challenge 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?

Polycircles

Age 14 to 16Challenge Level

Show that for any triangle it is always possible to construct 3 touching circles with centres at the vertices. Is it possible to construct touching circles centred at the vertices of any polygon?

Fixing It

Age 16 to 18Challenge Level

A and B are two fixed points on a circle and RS is a variable diamater. What is the locus of the intersection P of AR and BS?