Did you know that the estimated cost of the PyeongChang Winter Olympics is $10 billion, five times less than the 2014 Sochi Olympics, which were estimated to be the costliest ever.
"Mashup" recipes are popular now so this is my version of a 2018 Winter Olympic Fun Fact/Writing Linear Equations "Mashup" Activity where your students will learn something fun about the Winter Olympics while writing equations of Linear Functions.
18 different linear equations sets are printed on cards for a total of 36 Practice Problems.
One set gives a the slope and a point and asks the students to write the equation in y=mx + b. The other set give the linear equation in Standard Form, with directions for the students to rewrite in "y=mx + b" form.
Pass out the cards to your students and allow time for them to write their equation.
Their assignment next will be to circulate through the room to find the student with the matching problem. Once the cards are matched up, students will be able to piece together the fun fact about the Olympics.
Cards are easy to print and cut. 2 cards per worksheet. Worksheets can be stacked and multiple cards can be cut at one time. The point and slope are printed on the left and standard form equations are on the right for easy separation.
An answer key is provided as well as a student worksheet with a graph (in case students need to or want to graph the equation) that can be turned in.
An exit slip is also included for this activity. If needed, the exit slip can be used the next day to reflect on the activity, etc.
I've learned a lot of fun tidbits about the Winter Olympics as a result of putting this activity together and I hope you and your students enjoy it.
Also useful for a Math Center.