Olympics in Math Class

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  1. Ms.Jasztal

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    The Olympics may be exciting to study in math class. What are some activities I can do sometime to review math concepts and have Olympics fun at the same time?
     
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    You could graph times from the times from different running and swimming events. You could talk about place value with the seconds. I was just reading an interesting article on how the pool was 3 feet deeper, so the vibration waves hit the swimmers differently and allowed them to swim faster. You could do some research on that, although that's more science. I also just read that each medal costs the countries several million dollars in training costs. You could do some math to see how that adds up, and the kids could talk about if it's worth it.
     
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    Neat! :) I never get tired of the Olympics- I peruse YouTube watching gymnastics floor routines every once in a while.
     
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    I found an AIMS activity called the Metric Olympics that I will be doing with my kids the first week of school. I believe I got it online. If you are interested, PM me and I'll see if I can find the website.
     
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    The Mini-Metric Olympics rock! I do that at the end of the year, actually! :)
     
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    Ms. Jasztal, your "teacher" brain is always going!!:)
     

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