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Team selection challenge


Team selection challenge

KS1/Foundation, KS2
Statistics, Analysing data, Mathematical reasoning

This 'maths in the context of football' challenge will help pupils develop problem-solving skills, such as working systematically, analysing data and mathematical reasoning. Pupils can apply their maths knowledge to real-life football industry problems, in this case by selecting players in a football team based on their different attributes.

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Learning outcomes

Pupils will be able to: 

  • order players based on sorting by numerical data
  • order players based on sorting by non-numerical data
  • give reasons for making team selections based on non-numerical and numerical data

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Team selection challenge

In this challenge, pupils practise sorting and evaluating their own and other pupils' thinking.