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The Official Man Utd Maths Workbook

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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.)

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[ Last edit by top_spin July 26, 2006, 02:03 PM ] IP Logged
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Haha, that's brilliant. Especially the penalty ones. So true.
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I remember all phone numbers using the shirt numbers of Man U players.


Nice one Bev. Smile
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so true, so true
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Im sensing some anti man utd stuff in there! As a United fan i am not amused lol
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Im sensing some anti man utd stuff in there! As a United fan i am not amused lol

I don't mind manu - just some harmless fun - honestly!

Edit - just been checking out their new kit - very nice.  Can see my son wanting that for birthday/xmas (have 2 manu supporters in this house - son and 1 daughter) and nice to hear that Scholesy back playing and scoring goals  clap
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Very nice?
Bias aside, I think their new shirt is ugly. Looks awful IMO, and my Manc brother agrees. Ours is a bit too retro for my liking too, although good to be back in red and white. I suppose it will grow on me, the maroon one did eventually and I even ended up getting it as a present.
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Love the maroon.  :P
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Very nice?
Bias aside, I think their new shirt is ugly. Looks awful IMO, and my Manc brother agrees. Ours is a bit too retro for my liking too, although good to be back in red and white. I suppose it will grow on me, the maroon one did eventually and I even ended up getting it as a present.

Yes!  Like the throw back to the 50/60's style!  Don't like the new sponsors logo though, but what can I do about that!  The maroon shirt for Arsenal was awful!
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