Welcome to our Arsenal Collection of maths and football activities, developed in partnership with Arsenal in the Community.

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  • 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 take ten shots at goal, add up how many goals are scored and see who wins. This challenge is aimed at KS1 children.

  • What could the half-time scores have been in these Arsenal matches? This activity encourages systematic working and discussion, and is aimed at Key Stage 2 students.

  • 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.

  • Decide which charts and graphs represent the number of goals Arsenal and Manchester United scored in fifteen matches. This data handling activity is designed to get pupils talking meaningfully about mathematics, presenting and justifying arguments, and is aimed at Key Stage 2 and 3 students.

  • How many different football team formations can you find? This activity provides an engaging real-life context to investigate simple combinations, and is aimed at Key Stage 3 students.

  • If two goals are scored in a match between two equally-matched teams, what are the possible scores? This activity gives an opportunity to investigate probability in the context of football, and is aimed at Key Stage 3 students.

  • This BBC Two Learning Zone video maths challenge takes place at Arsenal’s training ground and features Arsenal player Per Mertesacker. The challenge is to analyse the percentage of penalty shots the striker places in each quadrant of the goal before predicting which way he will aim his final shot. This activity is aimed at Key Stage 3 students.

  • These three football maths brainteasers challenge students to be resourceful, to think logically and to work systematically. This activity is aimed at Key Stage 3 and 4 students.

  • Imagine you were on the design team building the Emirates Stadium. How would you design the seating to make sure spectators get the best view of matches? This geometry and modelling activity is designed to be accessible to both GCSE and A-level maths students (Key Stage 4 and Key Stage 5), who can tackle it at different levels.