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 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.

  • 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 2 video maths challenge from BBC Two Learning Zone features Olympic sculler Anna Watkins. The challenge is to estimate the rowers’ stroke rate from watching 20 seconds of a race.

  • This Key Stage 1 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 throw and catch a rugby ball, measuring the distance achieved each time using a measuring tape. The children must record each measurement and then rank the throws in order of distance to find the longest one.

  • This Key Stage 2 video maths challenge from BBC Two Learning Zone features the Heathrow Gymnastics Club in Greater London and Olympic hopeful Daniel Purvis. The challenge is to take pictures of Daniel doing various moves and mark on the photos the shapes and lines of symmetry.

  • This Key Stage 2 video maths challenge from BBC Two Learning Zone features the National Cycling Centre in Manchester and world individual pursuit champion Sarah StoreyThe challenge is to find out how consistent Sarah’s teammate can keep her speed throughout an 8-lap training session. They must time how fast she completes each lap, then work out the difference between the fastest and the slowest lap.

  • 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 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 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.

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