Year 5 Summer 1 Maths Challenge

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

Can you work be an Olympic mathlete and complete our challenges?

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 everyday for a year, how far has he run? Answer in m, 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?

58 thoughts on “Year 5 Summer 1 Maths Challenge

  1. Bronze challenge
    If the first Olympic started in 776 BC and the modern olympics were in 1896 ,difference between these 2 years Is 1120 years. I found this out by adding 776 bcc to 1000 year which is 324 years and then added the 896 years so I added them together I got 1896 1120 years.
    Silver
    If an Olympic athlete people run over 1500m every day for a year the. The answer can be in meters and killimonaters and miles.
    The Olympic athlete people run 547,500 meters every year .They also can run 547.5 kilometres (Km)every a year and lastly they run over 340 miles every year.

  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?
    You need to do 1896-776=1120

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