## Olympic Athlete Maths

We had a challenge this afternoon. We had to work out how much each Olympic Athlete was ‘worth’. I told the class that each letter in an athlete’s name was worth a value: for example **A = £1, B = £2, C = £3.**

I gave the children a list of famous Olympic athletes and told them to find out who was most expensive and who was cheapest!

They decided how to work the problem out themselves.

Check out the answers that they blogged in the comments section:

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Usian bolt costs 113 pounds.

Michael phelps cost’s £136

Hi mr C

Edwin Moses costs £158.

By By from Alex

Steve redgrave is £151

Nadia comaneci is £92

Kelly Holmes cost’s £137.

by by

From John

Steve redgrave = £151.

HI MR C

Kelly Holmes is £144

Jesse Owen = £115.

Hi mr curtis

I found out that carl lewis equels £91.

Jesse Owens is £115.

Hi Mr C

Daley thompson costs £167.

By mr C

Alex

Daley Thompson is £167.