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

This is our collection of favourite mathematics and sport materials.

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

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

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?

Which countries have the most naturally athletic populations?

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

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

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

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