Learning By Topic KS2: Cars and Mathematics

Look up the average price of petrol over the last 10 years, once you have collected this data, record it on a graph. What information can you interpret from your findings?

Collect car advertisements from newspapers, online catalogues, etc and order them according to different criteria; cost, power, age.

Find the difference between the fastest and slowest speed ever recorded in a car race.

With adult permission/supervision, stand outside your house everyday for a week, at the same time every day, for a set period of time. Tally how many cars drive past, and graph results

Now interpret the data: on which day did you read the most amount of pages? On which day did you read the least amount of pages? What other information can be determined from the data?

Upper KS2: From the above data can you find the mean, median, range and mode?

What is the distance of the Formula 1 circuit in Monaco (Circuit de Monaco)? Record this in kilometres, metres and centimetres.

How many laps of this circuit do drivers complete? Take the number of laps and the length of the circuit to find the total distance raced.

Look up the next Grand Prix event. How many months, days, hours until the event?

Create a number code for the alphabet (e.g. a =1 b=2 be a bit more adventurous than this example) write your theme words using this code – can anyone crack your codes?!

Now ask an adult to write some addition, subtraction, multiplication and division sums in this code. Can you decode these and then solve them?

How many kilometres in a mile?