This resource contains ten instant maths ideas using spreadsheets to solve mathematical problems. Mathematical topics explored include: * solving equations to complete a think of a number puzzle * completion of magic squares * exploring different sequences * the ‘Rich Aunt’ problem * an exploration of cubic graphs Student resource sheets explain how spreadsheets can be used to perform the ‘Think of a number’ problem, the ‘How old are you?’ problem, the ‘boxes’ problem and an investigation to show how multiples are used to check that credit card numbers are valid.
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