Everything in this unit is designed to use the excitement of the 2018 Winter Olympic Games to engage students in math. Interactive Bulletin Board, track and graph medal counts and answer questions about the current stats each day! Adaptable for 1st-6th grade math.
Several activities are directly related to the current medal count each day! Go to either of the two links provided to get the current medal counts. You can print out the current standings or display it somehow. Obviously the graphs for 2010, 2014, and the ALL-TIME standings are based on the old medal counts. These data sheets are provided.
Bulletin Board – Many options to create an INTERACTIVE BULLETIN BOARD. Update daily as the Olympics progress! (or just display your results afterwards.)
Track – There is a tick chart to track total, gold, silver, bronze, and total medals as the Olympics progress. There is a 2-page graph for total medals in 2018, but all of the 2018 graphs can be updated daily if you want.
Graphs – MULTIPLE Options for graphing. Graph ALL-TIME STANDINGS, TOTAL MEDALS for 2010, 2014, &2018 (4 separate graphs). For 2018 graph total medals, gold medals, silver medals, and bronze medals. You can choose graphs that go up by ones or graphs that go up by bigger numbers (2s, 3s, or4s). These can be updated daily, periodically, or done at the end.
Daily Word Problems – students look at the current medal standings each day and answer questions about the data. This can be as easy as simply finding the top three countries together as a class or you can require them to use the data to answer various word problems. Questions range in difficulty and from basic questions that require no calculation to multistep questions requiring basic addition, subtraction, division, multiplication, and more. They are provided in Word and PDF so you can delete or change whatever you want. Some questions are the same, but the answers will be different since the medal counts will change each day. You can do these as a center, in small groups or tables, independently as a warm-up or morning work when they come in, or as a whole group. There are multiple pages so you can use one or two pages for each day of the Olympics!
Bulletin Board - I’m laminating full sized pages of the GRAPHS and TOP THREE countries and putting them on a bulletin board. Students will use dry erase markers and take turns updating the Top Three Countries for total medals, gold medals, silver medals, and bronze medals each day. There are also smaller versions with all four (total, gold, silver, and bronze) on one page. You can put the smaller ones in sheet protectors for the kids to write on with dry erase markers and update each day independently or in small groups, or in centers.
THIS BUNDLE INCLUDES
Winter Olympics - Graph and Track Medal Count
Winter Olympics - Interactive Bulletin Board
PLUS (not sold separately)
-DAILY MATH problems