Make a set of numbers that use all the digits from 1 to 9, once and
once only. Add them up. The result is divisible by 9. Add each of
the digits in the new number. What is their sum? Now try some other
possibilities for yourself!
Is there an efficient way to work out how many factors a large number has?
A First Product Sudoku
Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:
Rosie and Zoe solved this Sudoku, their journey can be found
here. The order with which they filled the Sudoku is marked in
the boxes. This is one possible method of many to help you solve
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embed rich mathematical tasks into everyday classroom practice.