Engage your students in meaningful, real-world math during the 2018 Olympic games! These six activities will get your students organizing and analyzing authentic Olympic data and working to solve sports-themed problems.
Here's what's included in this pack:
Olympic Years: Using information about the frequency of the Olympic games, students determine which years are/were/will be Olympic years.
Rounding and Ranking: Given a data table of medals won by different countries, students round the numbers to the nearest ten and then answer questions about the data.
Host Country Mapping: Using historical data about which cities have hosted the Olympics, students organize the data to determine which continent has hosted the most Olympic games since 1980. Students use their information to color-code a map.
Greater Than, Less Than, Equal To: For each riddle, students puzzle out the numerical answers and then compare two values using <, >, or =.
Ski Lift Code Cracking: Students solve word problems to determine a mystery code.
My Olympic Country & Medal Count Sheet: After being assigned a country, students research basic geographic information for that country and then track the medals won by that country during the Games.
*These activities are not specific to any particular Olympic year, so you can use them again and again.