How many rectangles can you make with perimeter 12 units?
What do you know about rectangles? What is the smallest rectangle that you can […]
This month we have a link to an Advent Calendar on the NRICH website which gives you a mathematical game when you click on any day in December up to Christmas Eve.
Some of the games you can play on the computer but for many of them do not need a […]
.GROUP ACTIVITY – groups of 4
Cut out 16 cards and mix them up.
Give each member of the group 4 cards. They must exchange cards one-to-one aiming for each member to […]
Which rectangles are exactly the same (congruent)?
Which rectangles are similar?
This problem is adapted from the NRICH task with 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 […]
Click here to download a sheet so you can cut out your own pieces and try different arrangements.
The first of these examples shows a symmetrical arrangement, the second […]
Make a centre crease down the length of the paper then open it up.
Next fold one corner over and onto the centre crease so that the fold line passes through the corner next to it (on the short side of the paper).