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A Statistics Lesson Using Olympic Medal Tables

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Last updated June 29 2014 , created April 08 2010 , viewed 1,167

Exam board: Common Core

The lesson investigates the fairness of the Olympic Medals table and encourages students to use math to look at alternative ways to rank teams in the medal table.There are two sets of PowerPoint slides that drive the lesson.There is a lesson plan and some

Adapted from a resource contributed to TES Connect by davib

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  • Word documentOther
    Data Sheet for Lesson 1 sets 1to3.doc (51kb, Word document)
  • Word documentLesson plan
    Lesson 1.doc (28kb, Word document)
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  • Powerpoint documentActivity
    Winter Olympics Tables Lesson1 Sets 1to3.ppt (361kb, Powerpoint document)
  • Powerpoint documentActivity
    Winter Olympics Tables Lesson1 Sets 4&5.ppt (361kb, Powerpoint document)
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I like the activity…It is a rigorous task open to powerful discussions…by the way, I found the video at the following link: Thanks for sharing

from Kosemihal1, July 29 2013
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Olympic Video. I'm trying to find the video but to no avail, could you send the link or possibly some hints on how to find it?

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Just what I wanted!. Five to ten the night before the first day of term - great save!
This is what I've had in mind to plan for a while - looks like you did it for me

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