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Sport Collection

This is our collection of favourite mathematics and sport materials.

Going for Gold

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?

Now and Then

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 Starters

Age 7 to 11
Challenge Level

Well done to everybody who tried these activities. Rosie from Red Hill wrote to tell us about the running they did in 11 seconds:

I can run 50 metres in 11 seconds.

Well done for testing this out, Rosie - how does that compare to Wilma Rudolph's race?

Dhruv from St. Anne's RC Primary School in the UK also timed their running speeds and sent in some answers to our other questions:

Good ideas, Dhruv!

If you have any other ideas about this task, we'd love to hear from you. Please email us to share your ideas with us.