Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Winter Games Math Activities

Woohoo!!!  I have been waiting four years for the Winter Olympics to be back!  I don't know what it is, but there's something about the Olympics that just excites me and has me looking forward to nights on the couch watching my fellow Americans going for the gold.  The stories of these athletes' quests to qualify to head to the Olympics is always so inspiring and reminds me of how important it is to set high goals for yourself.

As we get closer to the opening ceremonies at the end of this week, I'm looking forward to incorporating some Olympic-themed activities into my classroom.  I think these will definitely get my students excited.

My Winter Games Packet contains several different activities that address varying math skills:

  • finding averages
  • adding and subtracting decimals
  • measurement conversion
  • multiplying decimals by whole numbers
  • multiplying decimals by decimals
  • measuring circles (radius, diameter, area, circumference)
  • measuring and identifying angles
I used each of the skills above within different Olympic sporting events to make a real world math connection.  There are instructional pages, practice pages, task cards and recording sheets within the packet and each activity is extremely diverse.  

I can't wait to see how my students enjoy them and I am hoping to add even more activities to the pack.  

I hope you enjoy watching the games and cheering your country on.  

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