World Cup 2018 Maths. Top Trumps, Alternative World Cup activity and Information

Excel file containing info on all 32 competing countries including flags, population, area, GDP, distance from Russia etc.
Can be used as a top trumps game to increase knowledge of the different countries, or as wall displays.
UPDATED - Apologies as original had popn of Iceland as 3 not 0.3M - corrected
Good for KS2 and KS3 maths - comparing figures, and also geographical knowledge.

Each group has separate Tabs at the bottom. Laminate if needed and cut out. You may wish to print a back to thicken the cards. You can also keep the 4 teams together for wall displays.
There is a Table summarising all the information in the last tab.

Also there is an Alternative World Cup exercise, involving chance and statistics.
Alternative World Cup - print out the 2 sheets (groups & knockout ). Throw the dice to select the category. Decide which teams qualify from each group. Enter into the knockout grid. Find out who would win if the richest or biggest or nearest… country were to win.
UPDATED - Statistics doc added, to aid creation of wall displays.


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  • The-Alternative-World-Cup-2018-groups.doc
  • The-Alternative-World-Cup-2018-knockout.doc
  • WORLDCUP2018.xls
  • Statistics.docx

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Created: Jun 1, 2018

Updated: Jun 13, 2018


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