Make Math an Olympic Event: Go for the Gold!
By: Mary Kienstra on: February 3, 2014 in: Olympics. engagement
This year we have an outstanding opportunity to bring a real life event to our math classrooms. The Winter Olympics in Sochi are just the thing to help our students realize that math is everywhere. Let’s make math an Olympic event.
Time for Kids Online is a good resource for students to find information about the Olympics. The Sochi 2014 site and the NBC Olympics site also have information that students will need to help them complete this assignment. I plan to make a giant pictograph where we can keep track of the USA medals – gold, silver, and bronze. That way we can discuss the games each day and talk about what is happening. I’m sure there will be some interesting videos available during the Olympics that will keep the excitement alive in class. I’ll keep my eyes open as every newspaper and magazine will have Olympic information that I can share with my students.
What other kinds of Olympic lessons are you using? Please share your ideas!