Practice different Maths topics while watching the Olympics!
Your 4 basic operators of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division: Watch the cricket and make up some Ben Stokes related questions, e.g. Ben scored 84 runs all in 4s – how many scoring shots did he make?
Percentages: Still on cricket – if Joe Root scored 54 of his 87 runs in boundaries, what percentage is that?
Averages: What is the average time taken to run 100m by the 8 Olympic finalists? Is there more than one average?
Equations: A British Open golfer scores as follows; Bogey, Birdie, Par, Eagle, Albatross, Par, Bogey. What score is he on now? (If you don’t know these golfing terms, what a great chance to look them up!)
Probability: So England didn’t win the Euros but how likely is it that Leicester will win the Premier League again this year (or ever)?
Graphs: Have a look at how the 100m Olympic winning times have changed over the years. You could even make a graph. Do you think the women will ever be as fast as the men? Why?