Monday, July 23, 2012

Going for Gold with Olympic Maths...


In Room 5 last week we held the "Measuring Olympics" as a Mathematics activity.  

There were six different stations to compete in:  

  • Straw Javelin Throw 

  • Paper Plate Discus 

  • Right-Handed Marble Grab 

  • Left-Handed Sponge Squeeze

  • Big Foot 

  • Cotton Ball Shotput


We went around in teams but competed individually. 

Here are some of our competitors in action...

Callum competes in the Sponge Squeeze using his right hand as he is a natural leftie

Aden competing in the Cotton Ball Shotput

Paolo competing in the Straw Javelin


Measuring for the biggest foot


And the winners were ....

Discus:  1st Campbell 908 cm

              2nd Brayden 900 cm

        3rd Paolo 818 cm

Javelin:    1st  Kelli 661 cm

               2nd Ty 542 cm

                        3rd Arleyah 498 cm

Sponge Squeeze:   1st Josiah H   250 ml

                          2nd Kodie 220 ml

                      3rd Zoe 200 ml

Cotton Ball Shotput:  1st Brayden  943 cm

                                      2nd Josiah H 420 cm

                               3rd Aden 400 cm

Big Foot:  1st Paige  24 cm

                      2nd Antonia 22 cm

                                                      3rd Equal  Alex and Rebecca S  21 cm

We had a fabulous couple of days and were all great sports when it came to supporting our fellow mathematics athletes.  Overall, Josiah H was our Olympic Winner with a whopping 3 medals in different areas closely followed by Brayden who received two medals.  We sung them the NZ National Anthem whilst they stood on the podium proudly representing their country!




  1. Well done guys and congratulations to the winners. I love the ferns around your heads. Perhaps one day some of you may be competing in the Olympics - who knows!!!
    Have a great week.
    Michelle (Callum's mum) :o)

  2. Looks like you guys and girls had a lot of fun with that. Hope you're enjoying the Olympics and seeing lots of different kinds of sports.

  3. You all can be so proud of you Maths Olympic efforts. I like the sound of the 'Straw Javelin'. What a distance! I think we have some future Olympians!
    Mrs M.B.


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