There must be a lot of Olympians who haven't brought home medals. Probably most of the athletes that went to Tokyo didn't win a Gold, Silver, or Bronze medal. We couldn't find any numbers about these people. Can you figure it out from what we could find?
In this activity students try to calculate data that hasn't been publshed by combining and sorting through information that is available in order to to draw a new conclusion.
Which data is important and which is not?
How many athletes have come home from the 2020/21 Summer Olympics empty-handed?
CCSS: 7.SP.C, HSM, MP1, MP3, MP4, MP5
For members we have an editable Word docx and solutions/teacher hints.
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