Wednesday, April 7, 2010
- 400 meter individual medley
- 4x100 meter freestyle relay
- 200 meter freestyle
- 200 meter butterfly
- 4x200 meter freestyle relay
- 200 meter individual medley
- 100 meter butterfly
- 4x100 meter medley relay
Finally, how many strokes did Michael have to take in total for all of his events combined if Michael can propel himself 2 meters with each stroke?
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
How can this be possible when a goal in field hockey is always worth 1? How did our average become a decimal when we were only using whole numbers? Explain.
use of straight lines. In bobsledding the blades are what need to be straight.
The Five Rings have been the official symbol of the Olympic Games since 1913. The five rings represent the five major regions of the world: Asia, Africa, Europe, Oceania and the Americas. The five different colors of the rings are blue, yellow, black, green and red. At least one of those five colors appears on every national flag in the world.
Monday, April 5, 2010
If Bryon Wilson has fallen 5 out of the last 20 times that he attempted to do a D-Spin on the final ski jump during his mogul run, what is the probability that he will Land his next attempt at a D-Spin?
Express this probability in fraction, decimal, and percentage form.
American skier Sara Studebaker takes five shots at a target down range during the 7.5km sprint biathlon event, and misses each one. The distance of each shot from the bulls-eye is recorded below.
What are the mean and median average distances of all Sara's shots from the bulls-eye? What is the range of the data?
Shot 1: 3mm away
Shot 2: 5mm away
Shot 3: 5mm away
Shot 4: 2mm away
Shot 5: 8mm away
Sunday, April 4, 2010
In the Alpine Ski Racing event, it is known to be faster for racers to make smaller arcs with their skis in the snow while going around the designated gates, making them have a tighter and more aggressive line to cover less of an area which means less time on the snow. This is ideal!
Instead of comparing times and speeds, you can guess which competitor may be faster by studying the arcs they left in the snow with their skis after each run of Giant Slalom, measuring them in degrees with a compass.
The average degrees of various competitors were recorded below.
Predict who was the fastest!
Bode Miller: 84 degrees
Ted Ligety: 87 degrees
Herman Mier: 81 degrees
Mario Matt: 90 degrees
- What country won the most gold medals? The most silver medals? And what about the bronze?
- How far away was Norway from winning? And how far was Canada who ending up in third place from winning on their home turf?
|Now analyze the graphs below that represent the total medals won by men and then woman in different countries.|
People all over the world use different units of measurement. Since the Olympic Games are an international event, the metric system is used for measuring distances and speeds in all of the various sports events.
Using the knowledge that 1 meter = 3.28 feet, convert the following into feet:
Apolo Anton Ohno is preparing for the 500 meter dash, short track event. He is wondering how many feet the race is equal to, a unit of measurement he is much more familiar with growing up in the United States of America.
Emilie Heymans of Canada is studying the platform she must dive off of in her upcoming 10 meter final event in the woman's diving competition. How many feet high is this platform?
Now go the other way! Convert the following into meters using the same conversion method:
- Beezie Madden riding Authentic in the individual horse jumping event, has measured five different sized jumps in the course: 4 feet, 5 feet, 6, feet, 7 feet and 8 feet. Help Pius Schwitzer of Switzerland convert these measurements into meters, a unit she uses in Europe.
- Bahamian, Pauline Davis-Thompson, won the gold metal in the 2008 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece in a sprinting event that was 656 feet long. How many meters is this event?