This activity pack is full of interactive math activities that your students can complete throughout the course of the 2018 Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea.
Included in the package is a United States, Australia, Great Britain, Canada and New Zealand medals tally sheet tracker, a little bit of history about the five chosen sports, how it is judged or scored, tables/charts for students to fill out while watching the event and a variety of math related questions.
Math topics covered include: adding and subtracting whole numbers, adding and subtracting decimals, geometry (angles), area, perimeter, measurement conversions, writing numbers in expanded and word form, rounding and using data to answer questions.
If the students can’t watch the event(s) there is also the hyperlink to the official Olympic website where they can check statistics, scores, and watch videos and view photos. Each sport/event on the website has their own page filled with more information, videos, photographs, top athletes, etc. if your students wish to learn more about a specific sport.
Sports included in this activity pack are: ice hockey, figure skating, ski jumping, skeleton and speed skating.*Note: there are two different versions for hockey diagrams and one of the question sheets. One based on the customary measurement system and one metric.
Answer keys are provided for parts that apply- some will not as the students are required to record data during the games and then answer questions based on the real-life numbers.
*UPDATE - for all sports/parts that apply, answers have been included for winning athletes, scores and times**
This is a great activity to use as a fun homework alternative, class math project or center (checking scores/statistics on classroom computers), individual/independent level 4 project, etc.
***Note: on the answer key, all answers relate to the students completing the math in the year 2018 (i.e. how long has skeleton been a part of the Olympics - students will calculate with the year 2018) I assumed that teachers would be assigning this in the year 2018 versus 2017.
Texas: 4.4A, 4.4H, 4.5D, 4.6C, 4.8B, 4.4F, 5.4H, 5.9C, 5.9A, 5.7A, 5.3B, 5.3C
Common Core: 4.NBT.B.4, 4.NBT.B.5, 4.NBT.B.6, 4.MD.A.3, 4.G.A.1, 5.NBT.B.5, 5.NBT.B.6, 5.NBT.B.7, 5.MD.A.1
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