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An opportunity for students to write a computer program. There is nothing to download, all of the interaction takes place in the browser. Great for understanding angles and the properties of shapes.

Herding Sheep - A Mathematical Challenge

This activity provides a practical introduction to the topic of loci.

Drag the images of sheep so that their position conforms to the 'Situation' described in the panel at the top left of the page. Click the 'Check' button in the panel at the top right of the page to see how many of the sheep are in the correct place.

A tick or a cross on each sheep will show you how well you are doing. Move the incorrectly positioned sheep then press the 'Check' button again. When all ten sheep are in the correct position press the 'Next' button that will appear.

Due to the different resolutions of screens this page may be displayed upon their is a limit to how accurately the system can check your placings. A degree of tolerance is built into the system.

You may wish to take a screen shot of your successful attempts to keep for future reference in your notes, Many of the principles of loci are covered in this interactive exercise. The ten situations presented here are:

     

See also People Loci and Goat Grazing.

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