Start to explore ideas of Fibonacci numbers and the golden ratio by copying the picture and drawing this spiral which is made up of quarter circles. Watch this inspirational video.
Then create your own elephant. The numbers in the centres of the squares give the radii of the quarter circles […]
We know birds come from eggs.
You can make many birds from the 9 puzzle pieces of the Magic Tangram Egg.
Break the egg and re-assemble the 9 pieces to hatch one of many varieties of birds.
Draw a circle with radius […]
Find the area and circumference of the circle.
Find the area and the perimeter of the triangle.
What do you notice about the ratios of the two areas and the ratios […]
a. Draw 2 circles with equal radii, intersecting at C, so that each goes through the centre of the other.
b. Draw a third circle of the same radius with centre C.
c. Draw 4 more circles with centres on the circle centre A and passing through A.
Try to estimate the distance around the tree trunk at its base measured in metres.
Does this picture give you an idea how you might use the picture, with your class at school, to work out a better estimate […]
Draw a circle and mark 24 points equally spaced around the circumference. To do this, draw a circle and mark the centre, and mark your first point on […]
The line RS is a tangent at P to the circle centre O and radius 1 unit.
Find the lengths OQ, PQ, PS, OS, OR and RP.
If OS and OR lie on the coordinate axes, what are the coordinates […]
If the can’s diameter is 6 cm what is the can’s height?
Suppose the can’s height is 10 cm, what does the diameter have to be?
Which of these two cans uses the least aluminium?
If you could choose any diameter which dimensions for the can […]
Suppose another fence is built exactly one metre longer so the path between the two fences is the same width all the way round including at the corners of the field.
How wide would this path be?
Would a mouse be able to run along it? […]
A wire belt is tied tightly around the Earth at the equator. Suppose the belt is made exactly one metre longer and held around the Earth at the equator so that it is the same distance away from the Earth everywhere. Would a mouse be able to crawl under the new belt? How do […]