NJ mom helping kids get cozy with math
Wee ones (counting on fingers): If the Summer Olympics happen every 4 years, in what year did the last Summer Olympics happen?Little kids: For some Olympic events, you have to master multiple sports. The Triathlon involves 3 sports (swimming, biking, and running), the Pentathlon has 5 sports, and the Decathlon has 10. If you compete in all 3 events, how many rounds of sports do you play? Bonus: If there are 4 different diving events, with gold, silver, and bronze medals for men and again for women, how many different medals will be won for diving?Big kids: If the 2012 Summer Olympics start on July 27 and end on August 12, how many days do the Olympic Games span? (Reminder: July has 31 days.) Bonus: There are 53 countries from Africa competing, 44 countries from Asia, 49 countries from Europe, 17 from the Oceania countries, and 41 from the Americas…so how many total countries are competing? Super bonus: What continent does your country represent?
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