# Olympic Maths Ideas

Discussion in 'Primary' started by Lost_in_Space, Jun 29, 2008.

1. ### Lost_in_Space

I have decided that the last few weeks of summer term can always be a bit of a dead time so to link with the Olympics and inspire my pupils over the next few weeks I have decided to theme my maths work around the Olympics.

Having found a great website on the TES with a PowerPoint to open my week.
http://www.communication4all.co.uk/http/Themes.htm

I can't find a great deal of useful worksheets etc so I have decided to create my own and throw them open to all by uploading them onto here, when I complete them.

My ideas for the forthcoming weeks are:-

Sorting numbers - creating a table of venues, winter summer. Added this on as I am using this tomorrow

Simple Symmetry of flags of competing nations.

Ordering finishers (Sorting with decimals, 1 to 2 dp's)

Using event finish times ect

Data handling - Looking at world records
UK medal tally

Word problems...

If anyone has got any good ideas on a Maths Olympic Theme please let me know and if I use them and make any worksheet etc I will post them for you all to use.

3. ### Lost_in_Space

Well the last few links have been downloaded a few times but no feedback on here or on the resources so I am not sure if I am wasting my time sharing them. Or maybe it is just end-of-year-itus.

But for what it is worth here is my latest maths work on the Olympics.

I would be greatful if anyone else has any maths olympic ideas I can pinch/imatate/use/adapt so I can make this last for a few weeks.

My class enjoy Bev's powerpoint but were a little slow with the sorting venues not because they couldn't do it but they had the Monday morning blues...

4. ### anon3518

goign to have a look at resources in a mo but thanks for the ideas above. was thinking of more maths activities to include. So far have got a table of medals won by a particular country and looking at data handling - putting result into suitable graphs

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5. ### 241708

Thanks. i have downloaded them and they look great. Now I need to try them out.

6. ### sweepings

Ideas are great - I'm going to download them when I'm on the right computer. You're not wasting your time -I'm very grateful.

7. ### Lost_in_Space

H - data handling is defn. on the list - Next week I thinks was going to do...

LAP's Bar graph Plotting UK Gold medals for all the Olympics.
AAP's Line bar graph of the world / Olympic record for 100m, 1500m.

May even go to the swimming pool and look at the 50m Freestyle.

Though these would be interesting to look at.

8. ### KrazyKat

Those ideas and worksheets are fantastic! Will be using them next week. Thanks!

9. ### Brenden

Oh boy, I'm on teaching rounds when the Olympics start, I'll do some hunting and post links here

11. ### queenie80

hiya, thanks for these resources. I know it is cheeky, but please would it be possible to provide an answer sheet for the flag symmetry! After doing symmentry the other week, I have discovered I am so not visual and I know I will end up marking wrong!! (the poor kids!) !!! No worries if not. Sorry again id this seems cheeky, not intended too! x

Thanks xxx

12. ### queenie80

ps, i am having a meet the class in a couple of weeks and think a theme around the olympic games would be great! x

13. ### Lost_in_Space

Added a ActivPrimary Flipchart for symmetry useful to kick off to the activity and I decided Venn diagrams needed a practise with my class as well.

Can be used with ActiVoters.