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Secondary Magazine - Issue 38: Up2d8 maths

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Secondary Magazine Issue 38Tour De France

Up2d8 Maths

The fortnightly Up2d8 Maths resources explore a range of mathematical themes in a topical context. The resource is not intended to be a set of instructions but rather a framework which you can personalise to fit your classroom and your learners.

The task is centred on the Tour de France cycle race. Many sports require high levels of fitness, stamina and determination, but some might argue that the cyclists participating in the Tour de France leave others looking like mere mortals. The calorific intake over the gruelling three-week ride is testimony to the energy and power required to complete the course. This Up2d8 asks students to consider their own daily diet in comparison to that of a top cyclist. What are the best foods to consume? When is it best to consume them? Will they provide the riders with the calories required? Students are asked to analyse the calorific intake from particular foods consumed by an elite cyclist and to create a diet sheet of their own.

This resource is not year group specific and so will need to be read through and possibly adapted before use. The way in which you choose to use the resource will enable your learners to access some of the Key Processes from the Key Stage 3 Programme of Study.

Download the Up2d8 Maths resource - in PowerPoint format.

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