Thank you for purchasing the Summer Olympics Medal Count Graphing Activity This activity is a fun and engaging way to ensure that your students are proficient in both creating a bar graph and interpreting a bar graph.
Included in this packet you will find
- Blank Bar Graph (initial page goes up to 33 medals; 3 extender pages allow you to increase this to 141 medals)
- Graph Header
- Medal Count for 2012 Summer Olympic Games
- 12 Task Cards
- Answer Sheet
- Answer Key
We are incredibly excited for the 2016 Summer Olympics Games in Rio. The Summer Olympics only happen every four years, so I want to take full advantage of this amazing learning opportunity.
So many aspects of the Olympics lend well to math concepts. This activity specifically focuses on creating and interpreting a bar graph. The beauty of this activity is that you can use it before the 2016 Summer Olympics, during the 2016 Summer Olympics, or BOTH. You can even hang onto it to use during Olympics that occur in the future
Here's how it works. The graph contains the names of six countries-- five countries that tend to do well in the medal count, as well as the host country of Brazil. Students will graph the total number of medals that each country receives during the Olympic Games. As mentioned in "what's included", the first graphing page only allows students to graph 33 medals received However, by adding the extender pages I have included, they can graph up to 14 l medals received You may not need to graph that high, but I wanted to make sure the option was there just in case it's needed.
Such an awesome graph is truly worthy of a wall display, so I have included a header page to hang above the graph so that everyone can tell what the graph is about.
To use this graph BEFORE the 2016 Summer Olympics occur, I have included the medal count from the 2012 Summer Olympics Students can use the chart to create their graph. If you would like to use this activity during the 2016 Summer Olympics, it would be fun to add to the medal count to the graph as the medals are earned
After completing the graph, I invite you to use the 12 included task cards in order to ensure that your students can interpret the data that they graphed I have included an answer sheet for you to use with these task cards. I have also included an answer key if you choose to create and interpret the data using the medal counts from the 2012 Summer Olympics Obviously, there is not one included for 2016, as it has not occurred yet.
For resources that are not consumable, such as the task cards, I do recommend printing on cardstock and laminating so that you can use them over and over again.
Thank you again for your purchase I hope you enjoy the Summer Olympics Medal Count Graphing Activity as much as I do.
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