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### Multiples Grid

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

What do the numbers shaded in blue on this hundred square have in common? What do you notice about the pink numbers? How about the shaded numbers in the other squares?

### Plates of Biscuits

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Can you rearrange the biscuits on the plates so that the three biscuits on each plate are all different and there is no plate with two biscuits the same as two biscuits on another plate?

### Factor-multiple Chains

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Can you see how these factor-multiple chains work? Find the chain which contains the smallest possible numbers. How about the largest possible numbers?

### Excel Interactive Resource: Long Multiplication

##### Stage: 3 and 4 Challenge Level:

Use an Excel spreadsheet to explore long multiplication.

### Excel Interactive Resource: Equivalent Fraction Bars

##### Stage: 3 and 4 Challenge Level:

A simple file for the Interactive whiteboard or PC screen, demonstrating equivalent fractions.

### Excel Interactive Resource: Multiples Chain

##### Stage: 3 and 4 Challenge Level:

Use an interactive Excel spreadsheet to investigate factors and multiples.

### Excel Interactive Resource: Fraction Addition & Fraction Subtraction

##### Stage: 3 and 4 Challenge Level:

Use Excel to practise adding and subtracting fractions.

### Excel Interactive Resource: Number Grid Functions

##### Stage: 3 and 4 Challenge Level:

Use Excel to investigate the effect of translations around a number grid.

### Excel Interactive Resource: the up and Down Game

##### Stage: 3 and 4 Challenge Level:

Use an interactive Excel spreadsheet to explore number in this exciting game!

### Excel Interactive Resource: Interactive Division

##### Stage: 3 and 4 Challenge Level:

Use an Excel to investigate division. Explore the relationships between the process elements using an interactive spreadsheet.

### Sending a Parcel

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

What is the greatest volume you can get for a rectangular (cuboid) parcel if the maximum combined length and girth are 2 metres?

### Cola Can

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

An aluminium can contains 330 ml of cola. If the can's diameter is 6 cm what is the can's height?

### Excel Interactive Resource: Fraction Multiplication

##### Stage: 3 and 4 Challenge Level:

Use Excel to explore multiplication of fractions.

### Excel Interactive Resource: Haitch

##### Stage: 3 and 4 Challenge Level:

An Excel spreadsheet with an investigation.

### Substitution Cipher

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

Find the frequency distribution for ordinary English, and use it to help you crack the code.

### Litov's Mean Value Theorem

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

Start with two numbers and generate a sequence where the next number is the mean of the last two numbers...

### Small Change

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

In how many ways can a pound (value 100 pence) be changed into some combination of 1, 2, 5, 10, 20 and 50 pence coins?

### Take Ten Sticks

##### Stage: 3 and 4 Challenge Level:

Take ten sticks in heaps any way you like. Make a new heap using one from each of the heaps. By repeating that process could the arrangement 7 - 1 - 1 - 1 ever turn up, except by starting with it?

### Patio

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

A square patio was tiled with square tiles all the same size. Some of the tiles were removed from the middle of the patio in order to make a square flower bed, but the number of the remaining tiles. . . .

### Time of Birth

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

A woman was born in a year that was a square number, lived a square number of years and died in a year that was also a square number. When was she born?

### What's the Weather Like?

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

With access to weather station data, what interesting questions can you investigate?

### Excel Investigation: Happy Numbers

##### Stage: 3 and 4 Challenge Level:

Take any whole number between 1 and 999, add the squares of the digits to get a new number. Use a spreadsheet to investigate this sequence.

### Excel Technique: Triangular Arrays by Turning Off Zeros

##### Stage: 3 and 4 Challenge Level:

Learn how to use Excel to create triangular arrays.

### Excel Investigation: Ring on a String

##### Stage: 3 and 4 Challenge Level:

This investigation uses Excel to optimise a characteristic of interest.

### Excel Technique: Composite Bar Charts

##### Stage: 3 and 4 Challenge Level:

Learn how to use composite bar charts in Excel.

### Excel Technique: Conditional Formatting

##### Stage: 3 and 4 Challenge Level:

Learn how to use conditional formatting to create attractive interactive spreadsheets in Excel.

### Excel Investigation: Number Pyramids

##### Stage: 3 and 4 Challenge Level:

Use Excel to create some number pyramids. How are the numbers in the base line related to each other? Investigate using the spreadsheet.

### Excel Investigation: Pascal Multiples

##### Stage: 3 and 4 Challenge Level:

This spreadsheet highlights multiples of numbers up to 20 in Pascal's triangle. What patterns can you see?

### Excel Investigation: Fraction Combinations

##### Stage: 3 and 4 Challenge Level:

Choose four numbers and make two fractions. Use an Excel spreadsheet to investigate their properties. Can you generalise?

### Excel Investigation: Power Crazy

##### Stage: 3 and 4 Challenge Level:

When is 7^n + 3^n a multiple of 10? Use Excel to investigate, and try to explain what you find out.

### Excel Investigation: the Difference of Two (same) Powers

##### Stage: 3 and 4 Challenge Level:

If you take two integers and look at the difference between the square of each value, there is a nice relationship between the original numbers and that difference. Can you find the pattern using. . . .

### Getting to Know Excel

##### Stage: 3 and 4 Challenge Level:

A number of useful techniques that can extend your use of Excel.

### Excel Investigation: Planks

##### Stage: 3 and 4 Challenge Level:

I have an unlimited supply of planks, of lengths 7 and 9 units. Putting planks end to end, what total lengths can be achieved? Use Excel to investigate.

### Excel Investigation: Difference Tuples

##### Stage: 3 and 4 Challenge Level:

Use an Excel spreadsheet to investigate differences between four numbers. Which set of start numbers give the longest run before becoming 0 0 0 0?

##### Stage: 3 and 4 Challenge Level:

A heap of beads was shared out by a professional bead sharer. Use the information given to find out how many beads there were at the start.

### Excel Technique: Making a Table for a Function of Two Independent

##### Stage: 3 and 4 Challenge Level:

Learn how to make a simple table using Excel.

### Excel Interactive Resource: Make a Copy

##### Stage: 3 and 4 Challenge Level:

Investigate factors and multiples using this interactive Excel spreadsheet. Use the increment buttons for experimentation and feedback.

### Excel Investigation: Pythagorean Triples

##### Stage: 3 and 4 Challenge Level:

Use Excel to find sets of three numbers so that the sum of the squares of the first two is equal to the square of the third.

### Excel Technique: Inserting an Increment Button

##### Stage: 3 and 4 Challenge Level:

Learn how to use increment buttons and scroll bars to create interactive Excel resources.

### Excel Technique: Logic Tests

##### Stage: 3 and 4 Challenge Level:

Learn how to use logic tests to create interactive resources using Excel.

### Excel Investigation: Target Decimal

##### Stage: 3 and 4 Challenge Level:

Use an Excel spreadsheet to approximate a decimal using trial and improvement.

### Excel Technique: LCM & HCF (or GCD)

##### Stage: 3 and 4 Challenge Level:

Learn how to use the Excel functions LCM and GCD.

### Excel Investigation: Multiples of Three

##### Stage: 3 and 4 Challenge Level:

Use Excel to investigate digit sums of multiples of three. Can you explain your findings?