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Math Olympics

Posted on March 5, 2012. Filed under: Common Core, Math Centers, Mathematical Proficiency | Tags: , , , |

Math Olympics is a great project to do by grade levels or as a whole school.  I have done it before and the students absolutely love participating in it.  In this packet there are some suggested activities.  I like these but I would also think about the CCSS and add activities from each domain.  So for example, I might have a word problem challenge.  In this game the students would have to sort 10 word problems into the correct category (addition, subtraction, compare, part part whole or multiplication or division).

I might also have the Polygon Race.  In this game students would get 5 task cards with descriptions of 3-d figures and they would have to make all the figures out of playdoh in 5 minutes flat.

Another example would be to have a set of mixed up numbers and the students have to run and put them in order (by skip counting patterns).

Email me some of your ideas!  Definitely do a Spring Math Olympics!  It’s fun, engaging and academically rigorous!

Happy Mathing,

Dr. Nicki

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