This activity encourages systematic working and discussion, and is designed to be accessible to primary pupils at Key Stages 1 and 2.

Detailed teachers' notes for this activity are available on our NRICH website.



Half Time

Stage: 1 and 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1



When Spain played Belgium in the preliminary round of the men's hockey competition in the 2008 Olympics, the final score was $4 - 2$.
 
 

What could the half time score have been?
Can you find all the possible half time scores?
How will you make sure you don't miss any out?
 
In the final of the men's hockey in the 2000 Olympics, the Netherlands played Korea.  The final score was a draw; $3 - 3$ and they had to take penalties.

  
 2nd

Can you find all the possible half time scores for this match? 

Further information

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Detailed teachers' notes for this activity are available on our NRICH website, where you can also find featured solutions.