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 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 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 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 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.

  • In this video maths challenge from BBC Two Learning Zone two Key Stage 1 schoolchildren are taken to Arsenal’s training ground. They meet Arsenal player Tomas Rosicky, and are set a maths challenge related to football. Each child has ten shots at goal. The challenge is to add up how many they score and see who wins.

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