Try out these Olympics themed math activities.
Jump the snowball moguls by counting quickly!
We are learning about the Olympics because the Winter Olympics are happening in February in PyeongChang, South Korea. To start, we watched a video clip that showed parts of past Olympics. Students noticed many things and asked many questions. They are very interested in skiing and figure skating. Here are some links to learn more about the Olympics:
Introduction to PyeongChang
Graphic News for Winter Olympics
Freestyle Skiing - Lots of different videos about freestyle skiing
How Canadians train for Freestyle Skiing
Biathlon - Cross country skiing plus rifle shooting
Sports Skills Figure Skating
Figure Skating - Lots of different videos about figure skating
Speed Skating - Athletes who are competing at the Olympics this year
Bobsled - Pretend you are actually IN the bobsled!
Evolution of the Bobsled - History of bobsledding
Luge - Training
Skeleton - Canadian wins gold in Vancouver Olympics 2010
Curling - Curling in the Olympics
Hockey - Canada wins gold in Vancouver Olympics 2010
Beginning of the Olympics
History of the Winter Olympics - Statistics and information about past Winter Olympics (very interesting site but we had trouble connecting to it)