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Triangles

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Area of a triangle
Angles of a triangle
Measuring angles
Measuring length
Coordinates
Isosceles triangles
Right-angled triangles
Pythagoras' Theorem
Trig.

P16: Triangles

An interactive resource which enables the user to create triangles.
Use this resource for:
area of a triangle, angles of a triangle, measuring angles, measuring length, coordinates, isosceles triangles, right-angled triangles, Pythagoras' Theorem, Trig.
Best viewed in full-screen mode: if you are using Internet Explorer press F11

The buttons (numbered top to bottom)
Buttons1. Show/hide the area
2. Show/hide the length of each side
3. Show or hide the size of each angle
4. Snap to a grid
(mm, 5mm or 1cm)
5. Stick to a line: the point will try to stick to aline when dragged.

More buttons1. Coordinates and labels, click once to show labels, again to show coordinates, again to hide coordinates.
2. Show/hide axes
3. show/hide protractor

4. Show/hide ruler

5. Show hide/rectangle

6. Show/hide cm grid

7. Show/hide mm grid

Protractor buttonsIf the protractor or ruler are shown then an extra set of buttons is shown:
1. Rotate ruler or protractor clockwise
2. Rotate ruler or protractor anti-clockwise

3. Rotate 90 degrees

4. Zoom (protractor only)


The protractor and ruler can both be dragged about.

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Bearings

The punk
North and direction arrows
The punk is gunked!
Gunk the punk!

Gunk the punk!

Use the number pad to input the bearing Interactive resources which involve using three-figure bearings.


The aim is to fire the pink gunk at the punk. Use the number pad to input the required bearing: it must be a three-figure bearing, ie 023 not 23. The bearing is shown at the top of the screen. It is not possible to enter a number greater than 360. Use the slider to determine the speed then click on 'go'.

Practise gunking the punk
The punk will appear in a different place after he has been gunked.

P2: Gunk the punk 1: the north and direction arrows are displayed.
P3: Gunk the punk 2: expert gunkers only! The north and direction arrows are not displayed.

P4: Gunk the punk game
How many times can you gunk the punk in 5 minutes? The time you are allowed to take aim will decrease the more times you gunk the punk.

 

Use these buttons to change the options
Show/hide:
direction lines
bearing
protractor

P5: Air traffic control

Link to activityA radar screen shows the position of 8 planes. The bearing of each plane from the air traffic control centre can be displayed. Click on a plane to show its bearing. Click on either side of a plane to show the direction line.

All the direction lines and bearings can be shown or hidden by clicking on the buttons (see left). A protractor can also be displayed.

Please note: the direction in which the plane is flying is not shown.

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Angle and rotation, length
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Measure length
link to Measure Length 1

link to measuring each side of a quadrilateral

Estimate, draw and measure angles

The angle sliderP17: Target Angle
Use this resource for estimating and measuring angles up to 180 degrees.


A target angle is generated randomly. Can you make the target angle?
First use the slider to construct the angle.
Click the 'OK' to have your angle measured.
Information about your angle is given.
Click the 'next' button for another angle or click 'start again' to reset your scores.


P6: Place in order of size a set of angles each less than 180 degrees.

P7: Say whether an angle is acute or obtuse and estimate the size to the nearest 5 degrees.

Measuring an angle

P8: Measure an angle. An angle is randomly generated; keep clicking until you are happy with the angle. The angle can be estimated or measured. Move the angle by dragging its 'corner'. Reveal the protractor and move it into position then rotate it to fit over the angle. The angle can also be rotated.

Show/hide protractor, rotate buttons
Show/hide protractor
Rotate buttons
Rotate the angle, zoom button
Rotate the angle Zoom button


P8 version 2: Measure an angle version 2.
The rotate buttons only appear when the protractor is placed in the correct position on the angle. The protractor rotate buttons only need to be pressed once. The protractor will keep rotating until it is in the correct position.

Measuring length with a ruler

P9: Measure the length of each of three lines. Drag the ruler into position.

P10: Measure the length of each side of a quadrilateral. A quadrilateral is randomly generated; keep clicking until you are happy with the quadrilateral. Drag the ruler to measure one side of the quadrilateral. Use the rotate buttons to line up the ruler and the side. Use the zoom button to zoom in or out. The quadrilateral can be moved by dragging the top left corner.

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Area and perimeter

Link to Area and Perimeter problem solving activity

Area and perimeter of a rectangle

P18: A problem-solving activity
The length and width of a rectangle are generated, the area and perimeter are worked out. Click inside the blue rectangles to hide or show the numbers.
Show the length and width, can you work out the area and perimeter of the rectangle?
Click on 'change' to generate two more numbers.
Hide the area and perimeter, can you work out the length and width of the rectangle?
Hide the length and area, can you work out the width and perimeter?

 

 

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Area of shaded part

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P11: Work out the area and perimeter of rectangles.

P19: Perimeter of shapes made from rectangles.
A rectangle is shown with the dimensions given: work out the perimeter of the shape made from two or more of the same rectangle. There are three different shapes. Click under the shape to reveal the perimeter. Can also be used as an algebra actvity: work out a formula to give the perimeter.


P12: Work out the shaded area

 

 

 

P13: Work out the area of triangles on square dotty paper.

P14: Work out the area of quadrilaterals on square dotty paper.

P15: Work out the area of parallelograms and trapezia on square dotty paper.

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Circles

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P1: Heading towards pi

An interactive resource which shows regular polygons with an increasing number of sides. The perimeter, length of a diagonal and the perimeter/diagonal is shown. Use the sliders to change the number of sides and the size of the polygon.

P1b: Circumference of a circle

P20: Area of a circle

P25: Area and circumference of circles

 

P26: Area and/or length of sectors of circles
Choose the angle and radius.

 

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