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Topic: [ap-stat] Olympics
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Lee Kucera

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Re: [ap-stat] Olympics
Posted: Aug 11, 2012 7:53 PM
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The Guardian has a site: Alternate Medal Count. You can download data on the countries (population, GDP, team size) as well as medal counts.
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On Aug 11, 2012, at 3:02 PM, Heather Pessy wrote:

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During the opening ceremony, I was also interested in the population of the participating countries and how many athletes they had.

Ask students to find some Olympic data of interest and have them create an describe an appropriate display. My students always produce a few gems when I leave it up to them!

Heather



On Aug 11, 2012, at 2:50 PM, "JAMES J MEDLER" <jmedler@ercsd.k12.ny.us> wrote:

> One great thing you can do is use athlete's ages for box-and-whisker plotys and to determine outliers
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> medalists in women's 50 meter freestyle since 1988 works well with Dara Torres age 41 silver medal in 2008 being an outlier.
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>>>> "Karen Bain" 08/09/12 4:21 PM >>>
> Hello All,
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> With many of us starting school now or soon and the Olympics starting to wrap up, does anyone have any lessons using data/stats from the games? I feel like so many concepts could be taught using the Olympics. I loved the article someone posted on the speed of Usain Bolt and noticed other links at the bottom of the article. Those are great visuals for students!


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