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Time to Evolve 2

Stage: 5 Challenge Level:

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

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?

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 Investigation: Target Decimal

Stage: 3 and 4 Challenge Level:

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

Excel Technique: LOOKUP Functions

Stage: 3 and 4 Challenge Level:

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

Excel Technique: Logic Tests

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

Excel Technique: Using Paste Special to Lift a Copy of Values

Stage: 3 and 4 Challenge Level:

Learn how to use advanced pasting techniques to create interactive spreadsheets.

Excel Technique: LCM & HCF (or GCD)

Stage: 3 and 4 Challenge Level:

Learn how to use the Excel functions LCM and GCD.

Peeling the Apple or the Cone That Lost Its Head

Stage: 4 Challenge Level:

How much peel does an apple have?

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 Technique: Triangular Arrays by Turning Off Zeros

Stage: 3 and 4 Challenge Level:

Learn how to use Excel to create triangular arrays.

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 Technique: Conditional Formatting

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

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 Technique: Composite Bar Charts

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Learn how to use composite bar charts in Excel.

Excel Investigation: Ring on a String

Stage: 3 and 4 Challenge Level:

This investigation uses Excel to optimise a characteristic of interest.

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 Investigation: Beads

Stage: 3 and 4 Challenge Level:

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

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.

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: Make a Copy

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

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 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: More Beads

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 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: 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?

Getting to Know Excel

Stage: 3 and 4 Challenge Level:

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

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. . . .

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?

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?

Any Win for Tennis?

Stage: 5 Challenge Level:

What are your chances of winning a game of tennis?

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.

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.

Succession in Randomia

Stage: 5 Challenge Level:

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?

Farey Approximation

Stage: 5 Short Challenge Level:

Use Farey sequences to obtain rational approximations to irrational numbers.

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.

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 ?

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 ?

Excel Interactive Resource: Long Multiplication

Stage: 3 and 4 Challenge Level:

Use an Excel spreadsheet to explore long multiplication.

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 ?

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: Fraction Addition & Fraction Subtraction

Stage: 3 and 4 Challenge Level:

Use Excel to practise adding and subtracting 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: Haitch

Stage: 3 and 4 Challenge Level:

An Excel spreadsheet with an investigation.

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: Fraction Multiplication

Stage: 3 and 4 Challenge Level:

Use Excel to explore multiplication of fractions.

Excel Interactive Resource: Number Grid Functions

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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!

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 ?