American Pi - Gymnastics Vault Scores - Adding and Subtracting Decimals
This real world activity has students use the scores from the 2012 Olympics Vault to find the sums and differences between scores. They also have to determine how many more points athletes would have had to score to reach certain ranks.
This activity is tiered (1-low/mid, 2-high). Each level has more questions than the previous one. As the level increases, students are also required to do more calculations.
You can use this activity in class to ensure your students are all covering the same concept but at their individual levels of mastery.
Skills used: adding and subtracting decimals, word problems, comparing decimals