Year 5 Maths Challenge – Summer 2

This half term we are learning about the Ancient Greeks. The Ancient Greeks started the Olympic games in 776 BC.

Can you become an Olympic mathlete and complete our challenges?

We look forward to reading your answers in your homework books. Make them colourful and exciting.

Bronze

If the first Olympic games began in 776 BC and the modern games began in 1896, how long was it before the original games were modernised?

Silver

If an Olympic athlete runs 1500m every day for a year, how far has he run? Answer in metres, km and miles.

Gold

The Olympic Games are held every 4 years – count in multiples from 2012 in order to identify future games. Will there be an Olympic Games in 3018? 4012? 7134? Discuss.

Platinum

The Olympic Games are held every 4 years – count in multiples from 2012 in order to identify future games. Will there be an Olympic Games in 3018? 4012? 7134? Discuss.

How many Olympic Games will there be before 2050? How many Games will be held between 2070 and 3046?

Show all your working outs and extra points for creativity.

19 thoughts on “Year 5 Maths Challenge – Summer 2

  1. The ancient games were staged in Olympia Greece , from 776 BC
    through 393 AD , 1503 years for the Olympics to return and the first modern Olympics in 1896.

  2. Bronze
    If the first Olympic games began in 776 BC and the modern games began in 1896, how long was it before the original games were modernised?
    1896
    – 776
    1120
    It was 1120 years later when original games were modernised.

    Silver
    If an Olympic athlete runs 1500m every day for a year, how far has he ran? Answer in metres, km and miles.
    1500 x 365 = 547500
    Metres = 547500m
    547500 / 1000
    Km = 547.5 Km

    Gold
    The Olympic Games are held every 4 years – count in multiples from 2012 in order to identify future games. Will there be an Olympic Games in 3018? 4012? 7134? Discuss.
    3018 = There will not be an Olympic games in 3018
    4012 = There will be an Olympic games in 4012
    7134 = There will not be an Olympic games in 7134

  3. Bronze:
    It would be 1503 years.From ancient to modern the first olympic games were staged in olympia 776 BC to 393 AD which then makes it 1503 years together.
    Silver:
    He would have traveled at least 14km-18km and 1400km-1800km
    Gold:
    In Paris, France, from 26 July to 11 August 2024.
    In Milan and Cortina d’Ampezzo, in Italy, in 2026.
    In Los Angeles, USA, in 2028.
    In Brisbane, Australia, in 2032.
    So, no there will not be an olympic game in 3018 4012 7134.
    Platinum:
    So if you see my gold challenge you will see there might be only 4 games before 2050.

  4. Bronze
    1. 1896 – 776 = 1,120

    Silver
    2. 1500m X 365 days = 547,500m 547.5km 340,200 miles

    Gold
    3. There will be no games in 3018.
    There will be a game in 4012.
    There will not be a game in 7134

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