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Time to Evolve 2

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How is the length of time between the birth of an animal and the birth of its great great ... great grandparent distributed?

Excel Technique: Logic Tests

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

Excel Investigation: Target Decimal

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

Excel Investigation: Fraction Combinations

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

Excel Technique: LCM & HCF (or GCD)

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Learn how to use the Excel functions LCM and GCD.

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

Excel Technique: LOOKUP Functions

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

Excel Investigation: Multiples of Three

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

Excel Technique: Triangular Arrays by Turning Off Zeros

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Learn how to use Excel to create triangular arrays.

Excel Technique: Composite Bar Charts

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Learn how to use composite bar charts in Excel.

Excel Investigation: Ring on a String

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This investigation uses Excel to optimise a characteristic of interest.

Excel Technique: Conditional Formatting

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

Excel Investigation: Number Pyramids

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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

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

Excel Investigation: Happy Numbers

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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 Interactive Resource: Make a Copy

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

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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

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Learn how to make a simple table using Excel.

Excel Investigation: Power Crazy

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

Excel Technique: Inserting an Increment Button

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

Excel Investigation: Difference Tuples

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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?

Excel Investigation: the Difference of Two (same) Powers

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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. . . .

Training Schedule

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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?

What's the Weather Like?

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

The Legacy

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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?

Getting to Know Excel

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

Any Win for Tennis?

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What are your chances of winning a game of tennis?

Excel Investigation: Planks

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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.

Succession in Randomia

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By tossing a coin one of three princes is chosen to be the next King of Randomia. Does each prince have an equal chance of taking the throne?

Excel Investigation: Pythagorean Triples

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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.

Peeling the Apple or the Cone That Lost Its Head

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How much peel does an apple have?

Take Ten Sticks

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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?

Minus One Two Three

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Substitute -1, -2 or -3, into an algebraic expression and you'll get three results. Is it possible to tell in advance which of those three will be the largest ?

Under the Ribbon

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

There's Always One Isn't There

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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.

Farey Approximation

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Use Farey sequences to obtain rational approximations to irrational numbers.

Pythagoras’ Comma

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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.

Cola Can

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

Funnel

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A plastic funnel is used to pour liquids through narrow apertures. What shape funnel would use the least amount of plastic to manufacture for any specific volume ?

Odd Differences

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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.

Peaches in General

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

The Fire-fighter's Car Keys

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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

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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

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

Excel Interactive Resource: Long Multiplication

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Use an Excel spreadsheet to explore long multiplication.

Excel Interactive Resource: Haitch

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An Excel spreadsheet with an investigation.

Excel Interactive Resource: Fraction Addition & Fraction Subtraction

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Use Excel to practise adding and subtracting fractions.

Negative Power

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