The World Cup - A Fair Game?: A cross-curricular resource to engage learners critically with issues of fairness and equality
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World Cup quiz
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Fully updated for 2018, this cross-curricular resource for 9-14 year olds uses the World Cup to develop critical thinking around issues of fairness and equality.
Test your World Cup knowledge with this fun online quiz. Investigate geographical similarities and differences, play World Cup Trumps and compare a range of statistics, explore gender inequality through the lens of football, and consider how fairness relates to rules in general.
Use real-life statistics and the World Cup to engage learners and enable them to see the practical relevance of maths, English, geography, and PE in the world around them.
- Interpret data from the World Cup countries
- Use probability, fractions, percentages and ratios to make comparisons
- Read and sort information to solve a mystery about why fewer women play football than men
- Identify geographical similarities and differences between countries
- Play World Cup Trumps to investigate average incomes, fairness scores and FIFA rankings
- Think about how fairness relates to rules in sport and our wider society
- Organise a "Fair" football tournament where everyone is able to take part