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Rowing timing and multiplication challenge

Two rowing-mad schoolchildren are taken to Bisham Abbey. They meet Olympic sculler Anna Watkins, and are set a maths challenge related to rowing.

The stroke rate is the number of times a rower pulls their oar in a minute. The challenge is to estimate the rowers’ stroke rate from watching 20 seconds of a race. Having completed the challenge, the two children are presented with medals by Anna.

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