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Secondary Sport Collection

Age 11 to 18

This is our secondary collection of favourite mathematics and sport materials.

High Jumping

Age 14 to 18

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

Pole Vaulting

Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

Consider the mechanics of pole vaulting

Little Little G

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?

Decathlon: the Art of Scoring Points

Age 14 to 18

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

Stadium Sightline

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?

Sport Collection

Age 5 to 18 Challenge Level:

This is our collection of favourite mathematics and sport materials.

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

Age 7 to 16

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

Angle of Shot

Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

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

10 Olympic Starters

Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

10 intriguing starters related to the mechanics of sport.

Track Design

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?

Olympic Triathlon

Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

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

Olympic Logic

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?

The Fastest Cyclist

Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

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

Nutrition and Cycling

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?

What's the Point of Squash?

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?

The Olympic Torch Tour

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?

Speed-time Problems at the Olympics

Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

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

Light Weights

Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

See how the weight of weights varies across the globe.

Who's the Winner?

Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

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

The Olympic LOGO

Age 16 to 18 Short Challenge Level:

Can you use LOGO to draw a logo?

Training Schedule

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?

David and Goliath

Age 14 to 18 Challenge Level:

Does weight confer an advantage to shot putters?

Any Win for Tennis?

Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

What are your chances of winning a game of tennis?

Alternative Record Book

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.