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### 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?

### There's Always One Isn't There

##### Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

Take any pair of numbers, say 9 and 14. Take the larger number, fourteen, and count up in 14s. Then divide each of those values by the 9, and look at the remainders.

### Peeling the Apple or the Cone That Lost Its Head

##### Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

How much peel does an apple have?

### Peaches in General

##### Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

It's like 'Peaches Today, Peaches Tomorrow' but interestingly generalized.

### Pythagoras’ Comma

##### Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

Using an understanding that 1:2 and 2:3 were good ratios, start with a length and keep reducing it to 2/3 of itself. Each time that took the length under 1/2 they doubled it to get back within range.

### Odd Differences

##### Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

The diagram illustrates the formula: 1 + 3 + 5 + ... + (2n - 1) = n² Use the diagram to show that any odd number is the difference of two squares.

### The Legacy

##### Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

Your school has been left a million pounds in the will of an ex- pupil. What model of investment and spending would you use in order to ensure the best return on the money?

### Under the Ribbon

##### Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

A ribbon is nailed down with a small amount of slack. What is the largest cube that can pass under the ribbon ?

### 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 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 Technique: LOOKUP Functions

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

Learn how to use lookup functions to create exciting interactive Excel spreadsheets.

### 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 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: Long Multiplication

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

Use an Excel spreadsheet to explore long multiplication.

### 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: 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 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: 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.

### The Fire-fighter's Car Keys

##### Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

A fire-fighter needs to fill a bucket of water from the river and take it to a fire. What is the best point on the river bank for the fire-fighter to fill the bucket ?.

### Zeller's Birthday

##### Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

What day of the week were you born on? Do you know? Here's a way to find out.

### Unusual Long Division - Square Roots Before Calculators

##### Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

However did we manage before calculators? Is there an efficient way to do a square root if you have to do the work yourself?

### Training Schedule

##### Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

The heptathlon is an athletics competition consisting of 7 events. Can you make sense of the scoring system in order to advise a heptathlete on the best way to reach her target?

### 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.

### Percentages for Key Stage 4

##### Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

A group of interactive resources to support work on percentages Key Stage 4.

### Excel Interactive Resource: Multiples Chain

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

Use an interactive Excel spreadsheet to investigate factors and multiples.

### Euler's Squares

##### Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

Euler found four whole numbers such that the sum of any two of the numbers is a perfect square...

##### Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

If a sum invested gains 10% each year how long before it has doubled its value?

### Excel Investigation: Target Decimal

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

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

### 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?

### Negative Power

##### Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

What does this number mean ? Which order of 1, 2, 3 and 4 makes the highest value ? Which makes the lowest ?

### Excel Technique: Logic Tests

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

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

### 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?

### 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...

### 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 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 Interactive Resource: Fraction Multiplication

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

Use Excel to explore multiplication of fractions.

##### 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 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 Interactive Resource: Haitch

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

An Excel spreadsheet with an investigation.

### 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?

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

Use Excel to investigate remainders and divisors. Was your result predictable?

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

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

Learn how to use the Excel functions LCM and GCD.

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

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

Use Excel to practise adding and subtracting fractions.

### 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?

### Getting to Know Excel

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

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

### 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.