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Grade 9

Number patterns, graphs, equasions,

Statistics and probability

Module 12

Number patterns


To use a table to arrange information

[LO 2.1, 2.2]

1. Alice is making necklaces by using triangular motifs that she places on a wire necklet (as shown in Diagram 1 below). Each motif is made from three black beads, six white beads and six coloured beads. It is important that she has the right number of beads of each colour. She wants to make 50 necklaces with black, white and red beads, 40 with black, white and yellow beads, 40 with black, white and blue beads and 30 with black, white and green beads.

Question: Calculate how many beads of each colour she has to buy.

2. She also combines three of these motifs in a bigger necklace (as shown in Diagram 2 above). The two top motifs in each necklace have the same design as before, but the bottom motif is made of 15 coloured beads only. She makes only half as many of these necklaces in each colour as she makes of the smaller necklaces referred to in Question 1.

Question: How many beads of each colour will she need for these necklaces?

3. She finds that the bigger necklaces are very popular, so she decides to use bigger motifs, and to combine more motifs in one necklace. The ne x t two diagrams show her new plans.

Alice wants to use four colours in these motifs. Use the diagram above to make your own four-colour design.

Question: Repeat the calculation exercises above for these necklaces.

4. These triangular motifs can be made larger and larger, of course. Not all of them are suitable for necklaces though!

Exercise: Below you see equilateral triangular Motifs 1 to 4. Draw Motifs 6 and 7 in the same sequence.

The Motif 3 above has 1 black bead, 3 white beads and si x red beads. You will need to refer to it in problem 6 below.

5. Data gathering: The beads in the motifs have a diameter of 1 cm each. Thus, the surrounding triangle in Motif 1 in the sequence has a side length of 2 cm. Complete the table below by referring to the triangles above as well as the ones you have drawn.

Side length of triangle in centimetres 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Number of beads per triangle 3 6 10
Perimeter of triangle 6 9

6. Investigation: Alice makes her necklaces by combining triangular motifs as in diagrams 2 and 4. She uses the 10-bead motifs (Motif 3). The smallest necklace has one motif (size 1) and the next necklace has three motifs (size 2) with a triangular gap in the middle. Visualise the next sizes (3, 4, etc) of the necklaces (or draw them) and complete the table below. Try to complete the last column as well.

Size of necklace 1 2 3 4 5 X
Number of triangular motifs 6 10
Number of triangular spaces
Number of beads on each side of triangular motif
Total number of beads in necklace
Number of black beads
Total perimeter of pendant with 1 cm-diameter beads 9

7. Investigation: Do the same for the next table, if Alice now uses the 15-bead motif that we saw in the very first diagram.

Size of necklace 1 2 3 4 5 x
Number of triangular motifs 1 3
Number of triangular spaces 0 1
Number of beads on each side of triangular motif 5 10
Total number of beads in necklace 15 45
Number of black beads 3 9
Total perimeter of pendant with 1 cm-diameter beads 12 27

Questions & Answers

What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
Stoney Reply
why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
Adin Reply
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
what school?
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
anyone know any internet site where one can find nanotechnology papers?
Damian Reply
sciencedirect big data base
Introduction about quantum dots in nanotechnology
Praveena Reply
what does nano mean?
Anassong Reply
nano basically means 10^(-9). nanometer is a unit to measure length.
do you think it's worthwhile in the long term to study the effects and possibilities of nanotechnology on viral treatment?
Damian Reply
absolutely yes
how to know photocatalytic properties of tio2 nanoparticles...what to do now
Akash Reply
it is a goid question and i want to know the answer as well
characteristics of micro business
for teaching engĺish at school how nano technology help us
Do somebody tell me a best nano engineering book for beginners?
s. Reply
there is no specific books for beginners but there is book called principle of nanotechnology
what is fullerene does it is used to make bukky balls
Devang Reply
are you nano engineer ?
fullerene is a bucky ball aka Carbon 60 molecule. It was name by the architect Fuller. He design the geodesic dome. it resembles a soccer ball.
what is the actual application of fullerenes nowadays?
That is a great question Damian. best way to answer that question is to Google it. there are hundreds of applications for buck minister fullerenes, from medical to aerospace. you can also find plenty of research papers that will give you great detail on the potential applications of fullerenes.
what is the Synthesis, properties,and applications of carbon nano chemistry
Abhijith Reply
Mostly, they use nano carbon for electronics and for materials to be strengthened.
is Bucky paper clear?
carbon nanotubes has various application in fuel cells membrane, current research on cancer drug,and in electronics MEMS and NEMS etc
so some one know about replacing silicon atom with phosphorous in semiconductors device?
s. Reply
Yeah, it is a pain to say the least. You basically have to heat the substarte up to around 1000 degrees celcius then pass phosphene gas over top of it, which is explosive and toxic by the way, under very low pressure.
Do you know which machine is used to that process?
how to fabricate graphene ink ?
for screen printed electrodes ?
What is lattice structure?
s. Reply
of graphene you mean?
or in general
in general
Graphene has a hexagonal structure
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what is biological synthesis of nanoparticles
Sanket Reply
what's the easiest and fastest way to the synthesize AgNP?
Damian Reply
how did you get the value of 2000N.What calculations are needed to arrive at it
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