The Games of the XXXI Olympiad, or Rio 2016, will take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil from August 5th -21st , 2016.
This activity for primary students will go over what the Olympics are, what are some of the sporting events that will be included in the games. Students can create data charts of the types events, etc. They can keep track of the ribbon count during the games. Current events are a proven way to engage students in authentic mathematics!
Use the map titled Rio 2016 to have students use positional words to describe where Rio is located in reference to other places on the map. You can use the Positional Word Cloud writing activity as well. Then students can use their positional words as they describe athletes in some of the sporting events.
Writing activities ideas is also included.