Going for the Gold Let the 2010 Winter Games begin! The world's best athletes from more than 80 countries are vying for Olympic Gold. Vancouver, Canada, hosts 17 days of thrills, chills in 15 sports, including skeleton, snowboarding, alpine skiing, figure skating, speed skating and luge.
Imagine that you want to graph the results. Brainstorm ways to present the information in a visually interesting way.
Possibilities include: Bar graph, using medals stacked on top of each other to make the bar; include count for gold, silver and bronze totals within bar by using gold medals for gold total, silver medals for silver total, bronze medals for bronze total, which together add up to Medal Total.
A flurry of powerful snow storms left people in several states digging out for days. Washington, D.C., Baltimore and Philadelphia announced new annual snow records.
Activity Ideas - Math
Share the following with your child: In February 1983, an extremely heavy snowstorm swept through states from Virginia to New England. At its strongest, the storm dumped 2 to 3 inches of snow in just two hours.
At this rate, how many inches fell per hour? 1 to 1 1/2 inches per hour(2 inches ÷ 2 hours = 1 inch per hour)(3 inches ÷ 2 hours = 1.5 inches per hour); convert 0.5 to fraction: 1/2 (5/10: 5 ÷ 5 = 1; 10 ÷ 5 =2)
How many inches would have fallen after six hours? 6 - 9 inches (1 inch x 6 hours = 6 inches) (1.5 inches x 6 hours = 9 inches)
Allentown, Pennsylvania, got 10 inches of snow in just two hours. At that rate, how many inches would have fallen after 8 hours? 40 inches(10 inches ÷ 2 hours = 5 inches per hour) (5 inches/hour x 8 hours = 40 inches)