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Time to Evolve 2

Age 16 to 18 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

Age 14 to 16 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 Technique: LOOKUP Functions

Age 11 to 16 Challenge Level:

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

Excel Investigation: Target Decimal

Age 11 to 16 Challenge Level:

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

Excel Technique: Triangular Arrays by Turning Off Zeros

Age 11 to 16 Challenge Level:

Learn how to use Excel to create triangular arrays.

Excel Investigation: Pascal Multiples

Age 11 to 16 Challenge Level:

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

Excel Investigation: Fraction Combinations

Age 11 to 16 Challenge Level:

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

Excel Investigation: Number Pyramids

Age 11 to 16 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: Using Paste Special to Lift a Copy of Values

Age 11 to 16 Challenge Level:

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

Excel Technique: LCM & HCF (or GCD)

Age 11 to 16 Challenge Level:

Learn how to use the Excel functions LCM and GCD.

Excel Investigation: Beads

Age 11 to 16 Challenge Level:

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

Excel Investigation: Multiples of Three

Age 11 to 16 Challenge Level:

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

Excel Investigation: Pythagorean Triples

Age 11 to 16 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: Logic Tests

Age 11 to 16 Challenge Level:

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

Getting to Know Excel

Age 11 to 16 Challenge Level:

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

Excel Investigation: Happy Numbers

Age 11 to 16 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: Conditional Formatting

Age 11 to 16 Challenge Level:

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

Excel Investigation: Power Crazy

Age 11 to 16 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: Planks

Age 11 to 16 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

Age 11 to 16 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?

Excel Technique: Composite Bar Charts

Age 11 to 16 Challenge Level:

Learn how to use composite bar charts in Excel.

Excel Investigation: Ring on a String

Age 11 to 16 Challenge Level:

This investigation uses Excel to optimise a characteristic of interest.

Excel Interactive Resource: Make a Copy

Age 11 to 16 Challenge Level:

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

Age 11 to 16 Challenge Level:

Learn how to make a simple table using Excel.

Excel Investigation: More Beads

Age 11 to 16 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.

Tree Tops

Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

Can you make sense of information about trees in order to maximise the profits of a forestry company?

Excel Technique: Inserting an Increment Button

Age 11 to 16 Challenge Level:

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

Excel Investigation: the Difference of Two (same) Powers

Age 11 to 16 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. . . .

Peeling the Apple or the Cone That Lost Its Head

Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

How much peel does an apple have?

Minus One Two Three

Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

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 ?

Succession in Randomia

Age 16 to 18 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?

Excel Interactive Resource: Equivalent Fraction Bars

Age 11 to 16 Challenge Level:

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

Take Ten Sticks

Age 11 to 16 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?

Excel Interactive Resource: Fraction Multiplication

Age 11 to 16 Challenge Level:

Use Excel to explore multiplication of fractions.

Peaches in General

Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

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

Any Win for Tennis?

Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

What are your chances of winning a game of tennis?

Pythagoras’ Comma

Age 14 to 16 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.

Excel Interactive Resource: Interactive Division

Age 11 to 16 Challenge Level:

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

Excel Interactive Resource: Multiples Chain

Age 11 to 16 Challenge Level:

Use an interactive Excel spreadsheet to investigate factors and multiples.

Percentages for Key Stage 4

Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

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

Funnel

Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

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 ?

There's Always One Isn't There

Age 14 to 16 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.

Excel Interactive Resource: Fraction Addition & Fraction Subtraction

Age 11 to 16 Challenge Level:

Use Excel to practise adding and subtracting fractions.

Excel Interactive Resource: Number Grid Functions

Age 11 to 16 Challenge Level:

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

Excel Interactive Resource: the up and Down Game

Age 11 to 16 Challenge Level:

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

Unusual Long Division - Square Roots Before Calculators

Age 14 to 16 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?

Zeller's Birthday

Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

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

Under the Ribbon

Age 14 to 16 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: Long Multiplication

Age 11 to 16 Challenge Level:

Use an Excel spreadsheet to explore long multiplication.