Your Odds of Becoming an Olympian

Which country and sport would give you the best odds of participating in the Winter Games as an Olympian? Including some fun facts on the demographic make-up and Olympic ties of various countries around the world, this is a brief and entertaining video that would be great to show as a bell ringer or in the last five minutes of class during Olympics season. You can also use this as a basic and real-world example of what factors can influence probability.

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Pros

  • Includes data from study to measure the difficulty of a sport based on ten different qualities, from endurance and strength to nerves and hand-eye coordination
  • Engaging illustrations and animations
Cons

  • May find difficult to incorporate into core classroom curriculum