The Official Man Utd Maths Workbook, which covers sums for practising Key

Stage Two maths for 7-11 year olds. This has been introduced as part of

the Government's maths campaign.

1. ACCELERATION. Roy is 78 yards away from the referee at Old Trafford

and Gary is 65 yards away. If Roy can run at 21 mph and Gary can run at

16 mph, who will be sticking their vein-bulging forehead into the hapless

whistler's face first, assuming Roy does not stop to stamp on an opponent

on his way.

2. TELLING THE TIME. If one minute of time is taken up in a game for

substitutions and one minute for injuries, how much injury time the

referee will add on if Man Utd are losing at home?

3. PROBABILITY (1). Ryan Giggs is a Welshman. Express, as a percentage,

the number of internationals he has missed on a Wednesday evening compared to

the miraculous recoveries he made for the following Saturday.

4. SUBTRACTION (1). Manchester United are one of the giants of world club

football. How many more European Cup Finals have they appeared in than

Steau Bucharest? (For one extra mark; How many more than Reims?)

5. SUBTRACTION (2). How many more times have Man Utd won the European Cup

than Nottingham Forest?

6. DISTANCE. You are the referee at Old Trafford. How near to a visiting

defender does a tumbling Ruud van Nistelrooy have to be to earn a penalty

if he goes down in the box? (Note: Round your answers down to the nearest

20 yards.)

7. PROBABILITY (2). Express the statistical probability of visitors to

Old Trafford being awarded a penalty. Compare this with the probability

of opponents of Man Utd being awarded a penalty home or away, and then

discuss if a penalty awarded to Man Utd would be awarded to their

opponents in identical circumstances.

8. BASIC ACCOUNTING (1). Mark The Red lives in Guildford. How much does it

cost for him and his two sons to travel to the Theatre of Silence

every other weekend, including limited edition matchday programme, a few

drinks and a prawn sandwich all round? How much could he save per week if

he watched his local team instead? (Note; round your answers down to the

nearest thousand pounds.)

9. BASIC ACCOUNTING (2). Alex had a hotel room booked in Cardiff for the

FA Cup Final. How much money did he lose when cancelling his reservation?

10. WEIGHT AND PRESSURE. Ruud is 6ft tall and very strong and fast. How

much pressure need be applied to make him tumble over in the opponent's

penalty area? (Note; Answers must be in lbs per square inch. However,

answers such as However much pressure is applied by Ferguson to referees

are accepted.)