After training hard, Ben and Mia have improved their performance in the long jump and high jump. Can you work out the length and height of their original jumps? This activity explores multiplication, division and fractions in the context of sports training, and is designed to be accessible to primary school pupils at Key Stage 2.
Decide which charts and graphs represent the number of goals two football teams scored in fifteen matches. This data handling activity is designed to get children talking meaningfully about mathematics, presenting and justifying arguments, and is aimed at primary school pupils at Key Stage 2.
Look at the changes in results on some of the athletics track events at the Olympic Games in 1908 and 1948. What will the results be in 2012? This slightly more challenging activity encourages children to examine data and consider different kinds of influencing factors, and is designed to be accessible to primary pupils at Key Stage 2.
Can you match these records and measurements to the correct event at the Olympic Games? This activity invites students to engage with units of measurement and orders of magnitude, and is aimed at secondary students at Key Stage 3.
This activity explores shapes and circles by encouraging children to look really hard at something they will see very often in the run-up to London 2012, and is designed to be accessible to primary pupils at Key Stage 1.
What angles can you see in these photos of Olympic sports? Can you estimate them? This challenging activity is aimed at older primary pupils at Key Stage 2.
What events are there in your school sports day, and in the Olympic Games? What are your favourite races and sports? This activity encourages discussion and decisions about how to collect and display data, and is designed to be accessible to primary pupils at Key Stage 2.
This activity investigates the mechanics of the pole vaulting event, and is designed to be accessible to A-level maths students (grades 10, 11, and 12).
This activity investigates the importance of accurate measurement in competitive sport, looking at examples from athletics and swimming. It is aimed at secondary maths students (grades 8, 9, and 10).
Sports such as hockey, football, basketball and tennis use balls of different sizes. Can you arrange a selection of different balls in a line each touching the next to make the shortest line? This activity offers opportunities for creative thinking and problem solving and helps pupils to understand the properties of circles. It can be presented using your school's own sports equipment and is aimed at primary school pupils (Key Stage 2).
Who could have won the gold, silver and bronze medals? This activity is designed to be accessible to primary pupils at Key Stage 1.
The triathlon is a physically gruelling challenge. Can you work out which athlete burnt the most calories? This activity provides a real-life context for working with proportionality, speed, rates, and units of measurement and is aimed at Key Stage 3 students (age 11-14).
On this one page website sharpen your logic, geometry, spatial thinking, and problem solving skills while working on this challenge. The solution is available to double check your solution.
On this one page website sharpen your logic and equivalent fraction skills while working on this challenge. The solution is available to double check your solution.
This interactive game gives you a variety of measuring tools and measuring opportunity. For this game of chance you choose the correct tool for the job that needs to be measured. Everything you need for this game is listed and/or available right at the website.
In this enrichment game, the nets for nine solids are displayed. The twist is that each net has been cut into two pieces. The challenge is find the pieces that go together.
Sharpen your logic and percent skills while working on this challenge. A strategy for solving the problem and the solution are available from links on the left.
Using your reasoning skills and the clues provided, try to figure out who is sitting where at this table of six. Check the solution and see if you are correct. You can choose similar games and math problems on this page, or choose math exercises at a higher or lower level from the left navigation bar. Lots of math fun brought to you by the Millennium Mathematics Project from the University of Cambridge.