Classroom Olympics

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As the Summer Olympics are approaching, incorporate Olympic-type games into the classroom. From straw javelin to cotton ball shot put, these games are sure to keep leaners engaged. The best part is that there is math involved! Pupils measure the distances and masses of their completed events in order to keep track of their success.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Complete the games indoors or outdoors
  • Create a question-set sheet to go along with the packet
  • Combine the class set of data for each event, and have young mathematicians graph the results 
Classroom Considerations

  • Review the list of materials for each activity prior to implementing
  • Ensure safety and respect protocols are in place 
  • Certificates and ribbon worksheets might use a lot of copies
Pros

  • The 17-page packet includes a list of games, management ideas, a brief history of the Olympics, and award certificates
Cons

  • None
Common Core