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Olympic Learning Countdown, Olympic Maths Video Lesson

This video lesson shows how Year 4 children go out into the play ground to try out Olympic Maths They measure and record long jumps, high jumps and target practice using a beanbag. They then turn their data into Venn diagrams and graphs for analysis to find their Olympic Maths Champions. At the same time they use digital cameras to record their efforts both in stills and in video footage. These can then be reviewed on the whiteboard.

You can use this video in three ways. If you like it and it fits your pupils then why not try the actual lesson: there is a lesson plan and other materials below. You could adapt it for your subject and age group or you might find it jogs you into trying something entirely different.