World Cup Maths: The Curse of the Jabulani

As the England.v.Germany match approaches, some of you (or your Maths class) may be worrying about the Jabulani football, which has been creating so many headlines at the World Cup

We’ve put together a poster, explaining why this football is so different to other footballs…  And included some questions about the nets of 3D objects.  These should provide a neat activity for a Functional Maths lesson and help bring these complex issues closer to home (AQA Functional Maths spec Level 2: “recognise and use 2D representations of 3D objects”, p.11) –

Is the Jabulani really so evil? Click to download full pdf.

Well, the World Cup may be over for England by Monday…  If so, we promise to stop blogging so intensively about it!

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  1. bubbles
    June 26, 2010 at 9:46 am

    Thanks for the resources you keep on providing – we are lovin’ it! There has been a great responce from the kids at school – they love the coloured spreadsheets – the boss is not impressed as the photocopier bill has is now very expensive!

    • domholdsworth
      June 29, 2010 at 8:42 am

      Jayne – Thanks for your kind words. It’s feedback like this which keeps us going! (Sorry about the photocopying bill…)

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