Write down the numbers from this list
which are not multiples of 8.

12 16 1 3 8 1 21 24
32 12 20 16 5 8 24 3

Convert the numbers you have written down
to letters (A=1, B=2 etc).
Make a mathematical word out of your letters.

 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 Teacher: Click here to hide the table of letters and values.

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• Mrs Wilshaw, Dunsten Collage,Essex
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• This website was brilliant. My class and I really enjoy doing the activites.
• Mr Hartley, Farmor's, England
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• My class spotted a mistake in this puzzle and I am rather embarassed that they spotted before me! There is only one 3, which corresponds to c, so the solution cannot be calculate.
• Transum,
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• Equally embarrassing is the fact that your class spotted the mistake before Transum did. Congratulations to your class and many thanks to you for the feedback. An extra 3 has now been added as can be seen above.
• Georgina Kokkinos and Nandi Luthuli, West St. Leonards CP School
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• Here is a word consisting of letters representing numbers which are not multiples of 3:
Tenths (20,5,14,20,8,19)
• Jodie Colvin and Becky Reeve, West St. Leonards CP School
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• Here are some words consisting of letters representing numbers which are not multiples of 3:
Take away,(20,1,11,5,1,23,1,25)
• 8Y1, Garth Hill College Bracknell, Berks
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• We found MATHS "13,1,20,8,19"
SHAPE "19,8,1,16,5"
SPEED "19,16,5,5,4"
WEDNESDAY "23,5,4,14,19,4,1,25"
8Y1 Garth Hill College Bracknell.
• Harrytown Catholic High School, Stockport
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• 7H from Harrytown in Stockport found Calculate, Cell (Alex Hickey), Acute (Charlotte Moores).
• The Best Maths Class Ever 7cd/M2, King Alfred's College, OXON
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• How about unscrambling these from the numbers 1 to 26 which are not multiples of 3:
16,25,1,16,14
13,1,20,8,19
22,5,14,5
7,19,22,7,20
4,5,1,4
4,1,4
19,1,5,2
5,19,13,1,8,20
How many can you find?
• Neeleeny, London
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• Which numbers aren't multiples of three in the following:
3 12 13 1 20 8 9 24 27.
• Paul D'Silva, St Pius X Catholic High
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• For 'not multiples' of 3 try TANGENT (20 1 14 5 14 20).
• George, Ireland
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• To find out numbers which are NOT multiples of 3, simply add the two digits together and if they come to 3,6,or 9 they ARE multiples of three if not, you have your answer.
• Pupils Top Set Year 5, Dulwich Prep Cranbrook
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• We found Maths, twenty, Add and ten. We love this website.

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## Extension

Can you make up a puzzle like this
for numbers which are not multiples of 3?

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