Resources tagged with: Spreadsheets

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Cola Can

Age 11 to 14
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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

Age 14 to 16
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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 ?

Peeling the Apple or the Cone That Lost Its Head

Age 14 to 16
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How much peel does an apple have?

Sending a Parcel

Age 11 to 14
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What is the greatest volume you can get for a rectangular (cuboid) parcel if the maximum combined length and girth are 2 metres?

Under the Ribbon

Age 14 to 16
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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 ?

Excel Technique: Triangular Arrays by Turning Off Zeros

Age 11 to 16
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Learn how to use Excel to create triangular arrays.

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

Age 11 to 16
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Learn how to use advanced pasting techniques to create interactive spreadsheets.

Excel Investigation: Fraction Combinations

Age 11 to 16
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Choose four numbers and make two fractions. Use an Excel spreadsheet to investigate their properties. Can you generalise?

Excel Technique: Logic Tests

Age 11 to 16
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Learn how to use logic tests to create interactive resources using Excel.

Excel Technique: LOOKUP Functions

Age 11 to 16
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Learn how to use lookup functions to create exciting interactive Excel spreadsheets.

Excel Investigation: Happy Numbers

Age 11 to 16
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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 Technique: Conditional Formatting

Age 11 to 16
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Learn how to use conditional formatting to create attractive interactive spreadsheets in Excel.

Excel Investigation: Pascal Multiples

Age 11 to 16
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This spreadsheet highlights multiples of numbers up to 20 in Pascal's triangle. What patterns can you see?

Excel Investigation: Number Pyramids

Age 11 to 16
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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: Beads

Age 11 to 16
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Use Excel to investigate remainders and divisors. Was your result predictable?

Excel Technique: Composite Bar Charts

Age 11 to 16
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Learn how to use composite bar charts in Excel.

Excel Investigation: Ring on a String

Age 11 to 16
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This investigation uses Excel to optimise a characteristic of interest.

The Fire-fighter's Car Keys

Age 14 to 16
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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 ?.

Training Schedule

Age 14 to 16
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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?

Excel Technique: LCM & HCF (or GCD)

Age 11 to 16
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Learn how to use the Excel functions LCM and GCD.

Excel Investigation: Target Decimal

Age 11 to 16
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Use an Excel spreadsheet to approximate a decimal using trial and improvement.

Excel Investigation: Multiples of Three

Age 11 to 16
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Use Excel to investigate digit sums of multiples of three. Can you explain your findings?

Excel Investigation: Pythagorean Triples

Age 11 to 16
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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.

Getting to Know Excel

Age 11 to 16
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A number of useful techniques that can extend your use of Excel.

Excel Technique: Inserting an Increment Button

Age 11 to 16
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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
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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. . . .

Excel Investigation: More Beads

Age 11 to 16
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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

Age 11 to 16
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Learn how to make a simple table using Excel.

Excel Investigation: Power Crazy

Age 11 to 16
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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 Interactive Resource: Make a Copy

Age 11 to 16
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Investigate factors and multiples using this interactive Excel spreadsheet. Use the increment buttons for experimentation and feedback.

Excel Investigation: Planks

Age 11 to 16
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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.

Excel Investigation: Difference Tuples

Age 11 to 16
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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?

Unusual Long Division - Square Roots Before Calculators

Age 14 to 16
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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?

Odd Differences

Age 14 to 16
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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.

Litov's Mean Value Theorem

Age 11 to 14
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Start with two numbers and generate a sequence where the next number is the mean of the last two numbers...

Dating Made Easier

Age 14 to 16
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If a sum invested gains 10% each year how long before it has doubled its value?

The Legacy

Age 14 to 16
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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?

Excel Interactive Resource: Haitch

Age 11 to 16
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An Excel spreadsheet with an investigation.

Pythagoras’ Comma

Age 14 to 16
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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.

Excel Interactive Resource: Fraction Addition & Fraction Subtraction

Age 11 to 16
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Use Excel to practise adding and subtracting fractions.

Excel Interactive Resource: Fraction Multiplication

Age 11 to 16
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Use Excel to explore multiplication of fractions.

Excel Interactive Resource: Multiples Chain

Age 11 to 16
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Use an interactive Excel spreadsheet to investigate factors and multiples.

Peaches in General

Age 14 to 16
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It's like 'Peaches Today, Peaches Tomorrow' but interestingly generalized.

Zeller's Birthday

Age 14 to 16
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What day of the week were you born on? Do you know? Here's a way to find out.

Excel Interactive Resource: Long Multiplication

Age 11 to 16
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Use an Excel spreadsheet to explore long multiplication.

Substitution Cipher

Age 11 to 14
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Find the frequency distribution for ordinary English, and use it to help you crack the code.

Tree Tops

Age 14 to 16
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Can you make sense of information about trees in order to maximise the profits of a forestry company?

Excel Interactive Resource: Equivalent Fraction Bars

Age 11 to 16
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A simple file for the Interactive whiteboard or PC screen, demonstrating equivalent fractions.

Time of Birth

Age 11 to 14
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A woman was born in a year that was a square number, lived a square number of years and died in a year that was also a square number. When was she born?