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### Can You Do it Too?

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Try some throwing activities and see whether you can throw something as far as the Olympic hammer or discus throwers.

### Olympic Turns

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

### Now and Then

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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

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

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

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

### Half Time

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

### Who's the Best?

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Which countries have the most naturally athletic populations?

### Sport Collection

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This is our collection of favourite mathematics and sport materials.

### 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?

### Who Can Be the Winner?

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Some children have been doing different tasks. Can you see who was the winner?

### Olympic Measures

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

### Olympic Cards

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

### Opening Patterns

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Look at some of the patterns in the Olympic Opening ceremonies and see what shapes you can spot.

### The Fastest Cyclist

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

### Olympic Logic

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

### Olympic Triathlon

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

### Nutrition and Cycling

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

### Olympic Records

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

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

### Who's the Winner?

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

### Weekly Challenge 20: the Olympic LOGO

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A weekly challenge concerning drawing shapes algorithmically.

### Training Schedule

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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?

### 10 Olympic Starters

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10 intriguing starters related to the mechanics of sport.

### Alternative Record Book

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

### Angle of Shot

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

### David and Goliath

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Does weight confer an advantage to shot putters?

### Track Design

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

### Any Win for Tennis?

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What are your chances of winning a game of tennis?

### Light Weights

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See how the weight of weights varies across the globe.

### Little Little G

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

### Pole Vaulting

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Consider the mechanics of pole vaulting

### What's the Point of Squash?

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

### The Olympic Torch Tour

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

### Speed-time Problems at the Olympics

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

### High Jumping

##### Stage: 4 and 5

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

### Medal Muddle

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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?