Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Math Olympics

As part of my measurement unit, I hold a Math Olympics in my classroom. I have an opening ceremony that includes a parade of athletes and the running of the torch. Oriental Trade has the coolest flaming torch. (See the picture below) I have five events set up as stations that students rotate through. These stations include a javelin throw (straw), discus throw (paper plate), shot put (cotton ball), high jump, and long jump. Students work in pairs to help each other with the measuring. This can take place in one day or over the course of a week. At the end of the day or week, I have an award ceremony. I play the National Anthem and give students their medals. It makes a great culminating activity for a measurement unit.  Click {HERE} or on the picture to grab your freebie. 











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14 comments:

  1. How fun!! We just finished up our Measurement Unit. I am going to save it for testing review! :)

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    1. Amber, thank you! I hope your students enjoy it as much as mine did.

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  2. This is awesome! I will use this once I have a class of my own. Thanks :)

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    1. Thank you, I'm so glad you like it! Good luck on your student teaching and job hunt. I'm your newest follower!

      Selina

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  3. This is my first visit to your blog. The fourth grade teacher who teaches next door to me had her students doing this too. They looked like they were having a blast! Great idea! Thanks for sharing. I also want to say that I love your blog design. It's amazing!

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    1. Thank you, Beth! I really appreciate all the praise. I hope you come back and find lots of resources you can use in your classroom.

      Selina

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  4. Great idea! I'm following you now! My class is going to LOVE this!

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  5. This is PERFECT! I only focus on the olympics with my students every 4 years and, instead of filing these activities away to reference later, I end up creating "events" over & over. You've made it easy enough to use now and save for 2016. Thanks for the time-saver!

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    1. Thanks! I'm so glad you found this useful.

      Selina

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  6. This is awesome. I'm going to adapt it for my 1/2/3 self-contained class. Thanks!

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  7. Thank you for sharing such an awesome resource. Found you while searching for ideas after my 4th grade team meeting today. We talked about setting up something similar. Can't wait to share with my teamies.

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    1. You are welcome! I hope your students enjoy it and learn a lot.

      Selina

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  8. Thanks for sharing your creativity - we are doing measurement next week and with the Olympics just finishing I think this will be an awesome theme.

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