Find the area of the kite.
Can you find this area by more than one method?
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Find some sticks, they could be twigs, or matchsticks or cocktail sticks, or rolled paper sticks, or pasta like spaghetti broken into short lengths, but they must all be the same length.
Arrange 16 sticks into this pattern.
Here is a puzzle with more than one solution.
Describe 3D objects that could have made these shadows. There is more than one answer for each shadow.
Can you draw different shadows that could be made by the same objects?
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Squares 1, 2 and 3 all have edges of length 1 unit.
Some edges are divided into lengths of ½ and ¼.
The squares are split up into smaller shapes.
What can you say about those shapes and their properties?
Which shapes are similar?
The squares have area 1 square unit. What are the […]
Look at this square divided into four pieces : two identical triangles and two identical trapezia.
The edge of length 3 from each triangle matches with the edge of length 3 from a trapezium so that the four pieces from the square now occupy a rectangular space.
The square had side length 8 […]
You might like to cut out the pieces from the Muggles Magic Learner Worksheet and try this for yourself.
How much longer are the edges (the linear scale factor of the enlargement)?
How much bigger is the area (the area scale factor of the enlargement)?
Now look at the illustration of the 3-dimensional solids. One is […]
.GROUP ACTIVITY – groups of 4
Cut out 16 cards and mix them up.
Give each member of the group 4 cards. They must give their cards to other members of the […]
Each picture shows 3 similar triangles.
They are called similar because they are the same shape, they have the same angles and the lengths of the edges are in the same ratio. For example in this diagram the edges in each triangle are all in the ratio 2 : 3 : 4 […]