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There are 31 NRICH Mathematical resources connected to Representing, you may find related items under Thinking Mathematically.

Broad Topics > Thinking Mathematically > Representing

Picture Your Method

Age 7 to 11
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Can you match these calculation methods to their visual representations?

Birthday Sharing

Age 5 to 7
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It's Sahila's birthday and she is having a party. How could you answer these questions using a picture, with things, with numbers or symbols?

Finding 3D Stacks

Age 7 to 11
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Can you find a way of counting the spheres in these arrangements?

Dice in a Corner

Age 7 to 11
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How could you arrange at least two dice in a stack so that the total of the visible spots is 18?

Let Us Divide!

Age 7 to 11
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Look at different ways of dividing things. What do they mean? How might you show them in a picture, with things, with numbers and symbols?

Olympic Turns

Age 7 to 11
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This task looks at the different turns involved in different Olympic sports as a way of exploring the mathematics of turns and angles.

That Number Square!

Age 5 to 11
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Exploring the structure of a number square: how quickly can you put the number tiles in the right place on the grid?

Different Sizes

Age 5 to 11
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A simple visual exploration into halving and doubling.

Going for Gold

Age 7 to 11
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Looking at the 2012 Olympic Medal table, can you see how the data is organised? Could the results be presented differently to give another nation the top place?

One Big Triangle

Age 5 to 7
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Make one big triangle so the numbers that touch on the small triangles add to 10.

Equivalent Pairs

Age 5 to 7
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Can you match pairs of cards which show the same amount?

Sweetie Box

Age 5 to 11
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Max and Bryony both have a box of sweets. What do you know about the number of sweets they each have?

Rod Area

Age 7 to 11

This task challenges you to create symmetrical U shapes out of rods and find their areas.

Young Children's Mathematical Recording

Age 3 to 7

In this article, Janine Davenall reflects on children’s personalised mathematical recordings as part of a small research project based in her Reception class.

Primary Children's Mathematical Recording

Age 3 to 11

This article for teachers outlines different types of recording, depending on the purpose and audience.

Polar Bearings

Age 16 to 18
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What on earth are polar coordinates, and why would you want to use them?

Charting More Success

Age 11 to 16
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Can you make sense of the charts and diagrams that are created and used by sports competitors, trainers and statisticians?

Charting Success

Age 11 to 16
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Can you make sense of the charts and diagrams that are created and used by sports competitors, trainers and statisticians?

Factorising with Multilink

Age 14 to 16
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Can you find out what is special about the dimensions of rectangles you can make with squares, sticks and units?

3D Stacks

Age 7 to 14
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Can you find a way of representing these arrangements of balls?

Painting by Functions

Age 16 to 18
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Use functions to create minimalist versions of works of art.

Maths Shop Window

Age 16 to 18
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Make a functional window display which will both satisfy the manager and make sense to the shoppers

Children's Mathematical Graphics: Understanding the Key Concept

Age 5 to 7

In this article for teachers, Elizabeth Carruthers and Maulfry Worthington explore the differences between 'recording mathematics' and 'representing mathematical thinking'.

28 and It's Upward and Onward

Age 7 to 11
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Can you find ways of joining cubes together so that 28 faces are visible?

What Is the Question?

Age 11 to 16
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These pictures and answers leave the viewer with the problem "What is the Question". Can you give the question and how the answer follows?

Building Gnomons

Age 14 to 16
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Build gnomons that are related to the Fibonacci sequence and try to explain why this is possible.

A Flying Holiday

Age 7 to 11 Short
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Follow the journey taken by this bird and let us know for how long and in what direction it must fly to return to its starting point.

Dodecamagic

Age 7 to 11
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Here you see the front and back views of a dodecahedron. Each vertex has been numbered so that the numbers around each pentagonal face add up to 65. Can you find all the missing numbers?

Gnomon Dimensions

Age 14 to 16
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These gnomons appear to have more than a passing connection with the Fibonacci sequence. This problem ask you to investigate some of these connections.

Catrina's Cards

Age 5 to 7
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How would you find out how many football cards Catrina has collected?