Football Maths Activities For KS2 To Mark The FA Cup Final

It’s about time we shared some football maths activities, so that’s what these maths investigations for KS2 are all about. The first ever FA Cup (or the Football Association Challenge Cup) was played through 1871-72, making it the oldest football competition in the world. It’s also one of the most popular.

Considering that pupil engagement is closely linked to how interested they are in their work, the popularity of the FA Cup makes it an ideal candidate for a topical investigation to get your pupils practising their all important reasoning skills.

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With this in mind, here are some topical Maths investigations linked to the FA Cup  to try out in the classroom this week. Plus a bunch of online football Maths games. We’ve used 2017 data, but you could use more recent scores as applicable.

Plus, for printable football Maths activity worksheets and more topical Maths investigations linked to the 2018 summer term, download your free topical problem solving resource

Football Maths Key Stage 2 investigation: ‘Average Analysis’

Here are the results from the 2017 FA Cup 1/8-finals and quarter-finals:

Football maths

Using the image above, work out the answers to the following questions.

1. How many goals were scored in total?
2. Which team scored the highest number of goals in both rounds?
3. Which teams scored 3 goals in both rounds?
4. Which match had the largest goal difference?
5. Which match resulted in a draw?
6. Calculate the mean, mode and the median number of goals scored. Round any decimals to 1 decimal place.

Place value football

For this activity, all you need is a football, cones and some place value knowledge. Find out how to do it in the video below.

 

Looking for more football based maths? Try these World Cup Maths activities. You’ll also like these outdoor maths activities and other fun maths activities and KS2 maths investigations

Don’t forget to tweet us @thirdspacetweet and tell us what you get up to in school for the FA Cup Final!

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David Leighton
David Leighton
Third Space Learning
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A former secondary teacher, David writes blog posts and Maths resources as part of the content team.

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