Equations - July 2007, Stage 2&3

Problems

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Shape Times Shape

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

These eleven shapes each stand for a different number. Can you use the multiplication sums to work out what they are?

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Balance of Halves

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Investigate this balance which is marked in halves. If you had a weight on the left-hand 7, where could you hang two weights on the right to make it balance?

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Two Number Lines

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Max and Mandy put their number lines together to make a graph. How far had each of them moved along and up from 0 to get the counter to the place marked?

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Parallel Lines

Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:

How does the position of the line affect the equation of the line? What can you say about the equations of parallel lines?

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Temperature

Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:

Water freezes at 0°Celsius (32°Fahrenheit) and boils at 100°C (212°Fahrenheit). Is there a temperature at which Celsius and Fahrenheit readings are the same?