Inspired by the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, BBC Two Learning Zone has produced a new series of video maths challenges for Key Stages 1, 2 and 3. Developed with input from us (the University of Cambridge's Millennium Mathematics Project), 3, 2, 1, Go! sees real schoolchildren solve problems given to them by Olympic champions and sporting heroes.

  • This Key Stage 3 video maths challenge features the National Cycling Centre in Manchester and world individual pursuit champion Sarah Storey. The challenge is to find out how much further Sarah would cycle on a line further up the velodrome, rather than an inner line.

  • This BBC Two Learning Zone video maths challenge takes place at Arsenal's training ground and features Arsenal player Tomas Rosicky. The challenge is to work out what percentage of shots at goal went in. This challenge is aimed at Key Stage 2 students.

  • This Key Stage 2 video maths challenge from BBC Two Learning Zone features the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff and Welsh Rugby Union stars Lloyd Williams and Harry Robinson. The challenge is to find out how far Lloyd has to run to catch his 'up and under', given how long the ball is in the air and that Lloyd can run 10 metres in a second.

  • This Key Stage 3 video maths challenge from BBC Two Learning Zone features the Heathrow Gymnastics Club in Greater London and GB Gymnast Daniel Purvis. The challenge is to mark out four different degrees of rotation that Daniel’s body passes through during a 360 degree flip.

  • This Key Stage 1 video maths challenge from BBC Two Learning Zone features the National Cycling Centre in Manchester and world individual pursuit champion Sarah Storey. The challenge is to time 4 laps completed by Sarah’s teammates, then find which one was the fastest.

  • This Key Stage 3 video maths challenge from BBC Two Learning Zone takes place at Bisham Abbey and features Olympic sculler Anna Watkins. The challenge is to measure how the rowing crew's stroke rate changes over the training session, find the average, and decide whether the crew improved over the session or not.

  • This Key Stage 1 video maths challenge from BBC Two Learning Zone takes place at the Heathrow Gymnastics Club in Greater London and features Olympic hopeful Daniel Purvis. The challenge is to take pictures of Daniel doing various moves and mark on the photos the shapes they can see.

  • This Key Stage 3 video maths challenge from BBC Two Learning Zone takes place at Arsenal’s training ground and features Arsenal player Per Mertesacker. The challenge is to watch the striker score penalties before predicting which way he will aim his final shot.

  • This Key Stage 1 video maths challenge from BBC Two Learning Zone features Olympic sculler Anna Watkins. The challenge is to work out how many oars a four person crew need if they have two each.

  • This Key Stage 3 video maths challenge from BBC Two Learning Zone features the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff and Welsh Rugby Union stars, Lloyd Williams and Harry Robinson. The challenge is to work out how far the rugby ball travels in a straight line when it is kicked over the posts from a given spot on the pitch.

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