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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 link

Half Time 

Stage: 1 and 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

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

Going for Gold link

Going for Gold live

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

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 link

Olympic Starters live

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

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

Match the Matches link

Match the Matches 

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

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

Now and Then link

Now and Then live

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

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.

Olympic Turns link

Olympic Turns 

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3

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