Geometry

This collection from Inquiry Maths contains three geometry themed prompts covering surface area of a cuboid, areas of squares and circles and shapes with equal areas. Each seemingly simple prompt is designed to intrigue students, leading to a rich mathematical task that can be explored in a variety of ways providing students with the opportunity to "reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry." Prompts are accompanied by a variety of supporting material. Further ideas for geometry prompts can be found on the Inquiry Maths website.

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Surface Area Inquiry

This resource from Inquiry Maths is designed to encourage students to explore connections between surface area and volume.

The surface area...

Square and Circle Inquiry

This resource from Inquiry Maths states "a square fits into a circle better than a circle fits into a square" leading to a rich task exploring areas, ratios and percentages.

A square fits better in a circle than a circle fits in a square describes the prompt and suggests a variety of ways in...

Equal Areas Inquiry

This resource from Inquiry Maths is designed to encourage students to explore relationships between the areas of different shapes. 

Equal areas contains the prompt showing a diagram containing rectangles, triangles and circles and asks whether their areas can be the same. There are suggested...

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