How high can a gymnastic score be?

2016 USA Olympic

2016 USA Olympic Team

front row: Laurie Hernandez, MyKayla Skinner, Simone Biles, Ragan Smith
back row: Ashton Locklear, Aly Raisman, Alyssa Baumann, Gabby Douglas
MyKayla Skinner, Ragan Smith and Ashton Locklear were named as alternates.

Gymnasts have just successfully competed in San Jose, California for positions on the 5 person USA Olympic team.  As you watch their performances don't you wonder how their scores are determined and what the top score could be? (It's not a 10 anymore!)

Use the video below to see the history of when Nadia Comanici performed the first ever perfect Olympic routine in the 1976 Olympics.

But the scoring has changed dramatically.

Let your students begin to understand the new scoring while they come to grips with what is required now, what a high score is, how to calculate it and what to look for in the 2016 Women's competition.

The activty: perfect-10-2016.pdf

For members we have an editable Word doc and solutions.

perfect-10-2016.docx        perfect-10-2016-solution.pdf

CCSS:  5.NBT.7, 6.EE.2, 6.NS.3

See more of the present competition:  http://www.nbcolympics.com/video/olympic-trials-laurie-hernandez-scores-15700-beam

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