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# Secondary Sport Collection

### Who's the Winner?

### Medal Muddle

### Olympic Records

### Olympic Measures

### Speed-time Problems at the Olympics

### The Olympic Torch Tour

### Olympic Triathlon

### The Fastest Cyclist

### Track Design

### Training Schedule

### Nutrition and Cycling

### Olympic Logic

### Who's the Best?

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

### Little Little G

### Angle of Shot

### 10 Olympic Starters

### High Jumping

### Stadium Sightline

### What's the Point of Squash?

### Alternative Record Book

### Decathlon: the Art of Scoring Points

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### Decathlon: the Art of Scoring Points

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Here is a nice collection of NRICH activities related to sport, ideal for the English sporty summer of 2012.

You can also find lots of lovely activities on the sport.maths.org pages.

Remember that our stages roughly refer to the English Key Stages in which the mathematical content is likely to be found and the number of stars indicate how difficult is is likely to be to get into the problem. All our problems are likely to contain enough depth to satisfy the most enthusiastic problem solvers!

You can also find lots of lovely activities on the sport.maths.org pages.

Remember that our stages roughly refer to the English Key Stages in which the mathematical content is likely to be found and the number of stars indicate how difficult is is likely to be to get into the problem. All our problems are likely to contain enough depth to satisfy the most enthusiastic problem solvers!

Age 14 to 16

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When two closely matched teams play each other, what is the most likely result?

Age 11 to 14

Challenge Level

Countries from across the world competed in a sports tournament. Can you devise an efficient strategy to work out the order in which they finished?

Age 11 to 14

Challenge Level

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

Age 11 to 14

Challenge Level

These Olympic quantities have been jumbled up! Can you put them back together again?

Age 14 to 16

Challenge Level

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to race against Usain Bolt?

Age 14 to 16

Challenge Level

Imagine you had to plan the tour for the Olympic Torch. Is there an efficient way of choosing the shortest possible route?

Age 14 to 16

Challenge Level

Is it the fastest swimmer, the fastest runner or the fastest cyclist who wins the Olympic Triathlon?

Age 14 to 16

Challenge Level

Andy is desperate to reach John o'Groats first. Can you devise a winning race plan?

Age 14 to 16

Challenge Level

Where should runners start the 200m race so that they have all run the same distance by the finish?

Age 14 to 16

Challenge Level

The heptathlon is an athletics competition consisting of 7 events. Can you make sense of the scoring system in order to advise a heptathlete on the best way to reach her target?

Age 14 to 16

Challenge Level

Andy wants to cycle from Land's End to John o'Groats. Will he be able to eat enough to keep him going?

Age 11 to 16

Challenge Level

Can you use your powers of logic and deduction to work out the missing information in these sporty situations?

Age 11 to 14

Challenge Level

Which countries have the most naturally athletic populations?

Age 7 to 16

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

Age 16 to 18

Challenge Level

See how little g and your weight varies around the world. Did this variation help Bob Beamon to long-jumping succes in 1968?

Age 16 to 18

Challenge Level

At what angle should you release the shot to break Olympic records?

Age 16 to 18

Challenge Level

10 intriguing starters related to the mechanics of sport.

Age 14 to 18

How high can a high jumper jump? How can a high jumper jump higher without jumping higher? Read on...

Age 14 to 18

Challenge Level

How would you design the tiering of seats in a stadium so that all spectators have a good view?

Age 14 to 18

Challenge Level

Under which circumstances would you choose to play to 10 points in a game of squash which is currently tied at 8-all?

Age 14 to 18

Challenge Level

In which Olympic event does a human travel fastest? Decide which events to include in your Alternative Record Book.

Age 14 to 18

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

Fancy a game of cricket? Here is a mathematical version you can play indoors without breaking any windows.

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