Look at some of the patterns in the Olympic Opening ceremonies and see what shapes you can spot.
Try some throwing activities and see whether you can throw something as far as the Olympic hammer or discus throwers.
Some children have been doing different tasks. Can you see who was the winner?
Look at some of the results from the Olympic Games in the past. How do you compare if you try some similar activities?
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.
This task looks at the different turns involved in different Olympic sports as a way of exploring the mathematics of turns and angles.
These Olympic quantities have been jumbled up! Can you put them back together again?
Can you use your powers of logic and deduction to work out the missing information in these sporty situations?
Andy wants to cycle from Land's End to John o'Groats. Will he be able to eat enough to keep him going?
Is it the fastest swimmer, the fastest runner or the fastest cyclist who wins the Olympic Triathlon?
Andy is desperate to reach John o'Groats first. Can you devise a winning race plan?
In which Olympic event does a human travel fastest? Decide which events to include in your Alternative Record Book.
How would you design the tiering of seats in a stadium so that all spectators have a good view?
At what angle should you release the shot to break Olympic records?
See these different ways of approaching this challenge!
A little slip up for some, but one particular solution that showed very well the thinking involved!
We received good explanations to the various number tricks.
We received convincing arguments for the various generalisations.
Design your own scoring system and play Trumps with these Olympic Sport cards.
How do decisions about scoring affect who wins a combined event such as the decathlon?
How good are you at estimating angles?
Scheduling games is a little more challenging than one might desire. Here are some tournament formats that sport schedulers use.