Olympic Maths

Olympic Maths

To celebrate the 2016 Olympic Games, we have brought together these sports-linked challenges for you to try.

Use your reasoning skills to solve these sporty tasks. You will even need to set up your own Olympics running and jumping events for one of them!

Half Time

Stage: 1 and 2 Challenge Level:

What could the half time scores have been in these Olympic hockey matches?

Going for Gold

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Looking at the 2012 Olympic Medal table, can you see how the data is organised? Could the results be presented differently to give another nation the top place?

Olympic Starters

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Look at some of the results from the Olympic Games in the past. How do you compare if you try some similar activities?

Now and Then

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Look at the changes in results on some of the athletics track events at the Olympic Games in 1908 and 1948. Compare the results for 2012.

Match the Matches

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Decide which charts and graphs represent the number of goals two football teams scored in fifteen matches.

Olympic Turns

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

This task looks at the different turns involved in different Olympic sports as a way of exploring the mathematics of turns and angles.