Look at some of the patterns in the Olympic Opening ceremonies and see what shapes you can spot.
If these balls are put on a line with each ball touching the one in front and the one behind, which arrangement makes the shortest line of balls?
This problem is intended to get children to look really hard at something they will see many times in the next few months.
Design your own scoring system and play Trumps with these Olympic Sport cards.
Can you see who the gold medal winner is? What about the silver medal winner and the bronze medal winner?
One day five small animals in my garden were going to have a sports day. They decided to have a swimming race, a running race, a high jump and a long jump.
In this article, Alan Parr shares his experiences of the motivating effect sport can have on the learning of mathematics.
This task looks at the different turns involved in different Olympic sports as a way of exploring the mathematics of turns and angles.
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?
This problem explores the shapes and symmetries in some national flags.
What could the half time scores have been in these Olympic hockey matches?
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?
Decide which charts and graphs represent the number of goals two football teams scored in fifteen matches.
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 is our collection of favourite mathematics and sport materials.