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### Tournament Scheduling

##### Stage: 3, 4 and 5

Scheduling games is a little more challenging than one might desire. Here are some tournament formats that sport schedulers use.

### Turning the Place Over

##### Stage: 3, 4 and 5 Challenge Level:

As part of Liverpool08 European Capital of Culture there were a huge number of events and displays. One of the art installations was called "Turning the Place Over". Can you find our how it works?

### There and Back Again

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

Bilbo goes on an adventure, before arriving back home. Using the information given about his journey, can you work out where Bilbo lives?

### Food Web

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

Is this eco-system sustainable?

### Discuss and Choose

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

This activity challenges you to decide on the 'best' number to use in each statement. You may need to do some estimating, some calculating and some research.

### A Brief History of Time Measurement

##### Stage: 2, 3, 4 and 5

Noticing the regular movement of the Sun and the stars has led to a desire to measure time. This article for teachers and learners looks at the history of man's need to measure things.

### Problem Solving, Using and Applying and Functional Mathematics

##### Stage: 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 Challenge Level:

Problem solving is at the heart of the NRICH site. All the problems give learners opportunities to learn, develop or use mathematical concepts and skills. Read here for more information.

### Decathlon: the Art of Scoring Points

##### Stage: 3, 4 and 5

How do decisions about scoring affect who wins a combined event such as the decathlon?

### 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.

### Make Your Own Pencil Case

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

What shape would fit your pens and pencils best? How can you make it?

### Observing the Sun and the Moon

##### Stage: 2 and 3 Challenge Level:

How does the time of dawn and dusk vary? What about the Moon, how does that change from night to night? Is the Sun always the same? Gather data to help you explore these questions.

### Gym Bag

##### Stage: 3 and 4 Challenge Level:

Can Jo make a gym bag for her trainers from the piece of fabric she has?

### Cool as Ice

##### Stage: 3 and 4 Challenge Level:

Design and construct a prototype intercooler which will satisfy agreed quality control constraints.

### Straw Scaffold

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

Build a scaffold out of drinking-straws to support a cup of water

### May the Best Person Win

##### Stage: 1, 2, 3 and 4

How can people be divided into groups fairly for events in the Paralympics, for school sports days, or for subject sets?

### Olympic Cards

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

Design your own scoring system and play Trumps with these Olympic Sport cards.

### Performing Beyond Expectations - Using Sport to Motivate Students in Mathematics Lessons

##### Stage: 2, 3 and 4

In this article, Alan Parr shares his experiences of the motivating effect sport can have on the learning of mathematics.

### Tiles in a Public Building

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

What is the same and what is different about these tiling patterns and how do they contribute to the floor as a whole?

### Where Am I?

##### Stage: 3 and 4 Challenge Level:

From the information you are asked to work out where the picture was taken. Is there too much information? How accurate can your answer be?

### Masterclasses World Cup Resources

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

This is a collection of mathematical activities linked to the Football World Cup 2006. These activities can easily be updated for another football event or could be the inspiration for. . . .

### Mathematical Patchwork

##### Stage: 2 and 3

Jenny Murray describes the mathematical processes behind making patchwork in this article for students.

### Roasting Old Chestnuts 4

##### Stage: 3 and 4

For teachers. Yet more school maths from long ago-interest and percentages.

### What Is the Time?

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

Can you put these times on the clocks in order? You might like to arrange them in a circle.

### Olympic Records

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

Can you deduce which Olympic athletics events are represented by the graphs?

### Fill Me Up

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

Can you sketch graphs to show how the height of water changes in different containers as they are filled?

### More on Mazes

##### Stage: 2 and 3

There is a long tradition of creating mazes throughout history and across the world. This article gives details of mazes you can visit and those that you can tackle on paper.

### The Codabar Check

##### Stage: 3

This article explains how credit card numbers are defined and the check digit serves to verify their accuracy.