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The scoring system used for the heptathlon event is the focus of this resource, from the Centre for Innovation in Mathematics Teaching. Students are provided with athlete's individual results from the seven events that make up the heptathlon. They then apply relevant formulae to the data and produce tables, or spreadsheets, which show individual scores for each athlete.

A detailed lesson plan supports the implementation of this activity, which is an example of functional mathematics, and has been designed to prompt class discussion and mathematical thinking.

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