# Olympic medals data handling worksheet

Last updated: 09/05/2024
Contributor: Teachit Author
Main Subject
Category
Maths: Statistics
Resource type
Student activity

Inject some Olympic spirit into your KS2 maths lessons with this worksheet exploring Summer Olympic medal totals and involving differentiated data handling activities.

What’s included

Free printable PDF or editable Word doc (subscribers only) which includes:

• Data on the Summer Olympics medals won by the top 10 nations (up to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics)
• Differentiated data handling tasks involving presenting and analysing data
• Self-evaluation criteria

How to use this Olympic maths worksheet

Use this worksheet to incorporate the excitement of the Olympics into your math lessons. It offers an engaging way to explore numerical data and the range of tasks can be assigned based on children’s skill levels, from creating bar graphs to calculating mean values and making predictions.

It's a great opportunity to encourage children to analyse and interpret real-world data while enhancing their maths skills.

An extract showing a selection of graph skills tasks:

 The Apprentice Create a bar graph to show the gold medal count for these nations: Soviet Union, Germany, Great Britain, France, Italy, China, Hungary. Master Mathematician Create a bar graph to show the gold, silver and bronze medal count for the 6 nations with the highest total medal scores. ­Mega-Challenge Create a bar graph to show the total, gold, silver and bronze medal count for the 8 nations with the highest total medal scores.

Extension: Fill in the table below, showing the mean number of medals won by each nation per Summer Olympics, to the nearest whole number.

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### All reviews

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Interesting and useful

It's good to see Russia and China amongst European countries and would be even better to swap or add names of some other countries from around the world.

24/11/2014

Interesting and useful

It's good to see Russia and China amongst European countries and would be even better to swap or add names of some other countries from around the world.

24/11/2014