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Algebra Number Sense Sports Current events Ratio and Proportion
This is one of the fastest Olympic sports. Lugers, on tiny sleds, zoom down a solid ice track at fantastic speeds, hold their bodies in an aerodynamically optimized position while fighting extre...

Beijing Olympic Schedule 2022

Number Sense Sports Holidays and Annual Events Current events Data and probability
The Winter Olympics begins this week in Beijing. Wikipedia had this schedule of events. We think that there is a lot of information missing and apparent in this graphic. What can you tell, wha...

Lighting the 2022 Olympic Torch

Algebra Geometry Math and Science Sports Holidays and Annual Events
On October 18th, 2021 the Olympic Torch was lit in Greece.  It was lit without the help of a flame or a match.  It was lit by concentrating the rays of our Sun. From Olympi...

The drag in swimming - More Olympics activities

Algebra Math and Science Sports Current events
 To win in Olympic swimming, contestants have to be incredibly fit and have marvelous endurance and technique.  Do they also need to consider the science of their motions and the...

Olympic Skateboarding

Algebra Number Sense Sports Current events Data and probability
We are very excited to see skateboarding as an event in the Tokyo Olympics.  Skateboarding is athletic, artistic and difficult to master.  Why has it taken so long to become an Olympic ...

The Olympic Torch trip in South Korea

Math and Social Studies Sports Current events Ratio and Proportion Data and probability
On October 24, 2017, the Olympic flame was captured on Mount Olympus, Greece. That flame lit one of this year's Olympic Torches and the Torch relay was begun on its way to the opening Winter Olympic...

How high can a gymnastic score be?

Algebra Number Sense Sports
Gymnasts have just successfully competed in St Louis, Missouri for positions on the USA Olympic team.  As you watch their performances don't you wonder how their scores are determined&nb...

Scoring Olympic ski jumping

Number Sense Geometry Sports
The scoring rubric for each of the Olympic events is intended to eliminate the possibility of scoring bias from the judges.  Let your students learn more about the scoring of one event and deci...
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