Can you make sense of information about trees in order to maximise the profits of a forestry company?
With access to weather station data, what interesting questions can you investigate?
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?
Find the frequency distribution for ordinary English, and use it to help you crack the code.
Use an interactive Excel spreadsheet to explore number in this exciting game!
Learn how to use logic tests to create interactive resources using Excel.
Use an interactive Excel spreadsheet to investigate factors and multiples.
Learn how to use lookup functions to create exciting interactive Excel spreadsheets.
Use an Excel spreadsheet to explore long multiplication.
A simple file for the Interactive whiteboard or PC screen, demonstrating equivalent fractions.
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.
Learn how to use Excel to create triangular arrays.
This spreadsheet highlights multiples of numbers up to 20 in Pascal's triangle. What patterns can you see?
Use Excel to investigate the effect of translations around a number grid.
Use Excel to practise adding and subtracting fractions.
Use Excel to create some number pyramids. How are the numbers in the base line related to each other? Investigate using the spreadsheet.
Learn how to use conditional formatting to create attractive interactive spreadsheets in Excel.
Use an Excel to investigate division. Explore the relationships between the process elements using an interactive spreadsheet.
Learn how to use composite bar charts in Excel.
This investigation uses Excel to optimise a characteristic of interest.
How much peel does an apple have?
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 ?
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?
Choose four numbers and make two fractions. Use an Excel spreadsheet to investigate their properties. Can you generalise?
Use an Excel spreadsheet to approximate a decimal using trial and improvement.
Learn how to use advanced pasting techniques to create interactive spreadsheets.
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?
Learn how to use increment buttons and scroll bars to create interactive Excel resources.
Use Excel to explore multiplication of fractions.
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.
Learn how to make a simple table using Excel.
Investigate factors and multiples using this interactive Excel spreadsheet. Use the increment buttons for experimentation and feedback.
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?
Learn how to use the Excel functions LCM and GCD.
An Excel spreadsheet with an investigation.
Start with two numbers and generate a sequence where the next number is the mean of the last two numbers...
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.
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.
Use Excel to investigate remainders and divisors. Was your result predictable?
Use Excel to investigate digit sums of multiples of three. Can you explain your findings?
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.
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. . . .
A number of useful techniques that can extend your use of Excel.
When is 7^n + 3^n a multiple of 10? Use Excel to investigate, and try to explain what you find out.
An aluminium can contains 330 ml of cola. If the can's diameter is 6 cm what is the can's height?
However did we manage before calculators? Is there an efficient way to do a square root if you have to do the work yourself?
It's like 'Peaches Today, Peaches Tomorrow' but interestingly generalized.
What day of the week were you born on? Do you know? Here's a way to find out.
What is the greatest volume you can get for a rectangular (cuboid) parcel if the maximum combined length and girth are 2 metres?