These short and snappy puzzles are perfect for engaging all of the football lovers in your class in a wide range of maths problems! Using real-life statistics from the English Premier League, students approach a number of varied maths topics, whilst also gaining valuable information about their favourite teams and players. I have used these resources with a number of KS2 and KS3 classes, and have always found that students find them extremely interesting and informative.
Some of the maths topics covered include: statistics, percentages, charts and graphs, data handling, averages, ratios, addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division, estimation and problem solving, critical thinking, and fractions. Some of the specific tasks involved include: working out the goals to games ratio of some of the best strikers, finding out which teams have the best goal difference, and comparing player performance over different seasons.
There are 30 tasks in total, in which each Premier League club is focused upon in at least one activity each. The tasks are also separated by difficulty into 'Beginner','Intermediate', and 'Difficult' tasks (refer to the B, I, or D symbols in the top left of each activity).
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