Sochi Winter Olympic Games
Math Investigation created especially for GEORGE
So far Norway has dominated the XXII Winter Olympics, winning 13 medals with a population of only about five million people.
DRIVING QUESTION: Can we rank Olympic performance not just by medals, but by medals compared to a country’s size?
SECOND MISSION: Imagine that you are coordinating THE GEORGE OLYMPICS!
THE GEORGE OLYMPICS
3 medals will be awarded for each event: 1 gold, 1 silver, 1 bronze. There are 8 sporting events. These will include slalom skiing, downhill racing, ski jumping, figure skating, speed skating, bobsledding, luge and freestyle snowboarding.
Your mission is to mathematically determine which countries should get medals in which events so that all of the medals are given out, resulting in three winners for each event. Each country MUST win at least 2 medals. Please show how you organize your work and the steps you follow to solve this problem. Good Luck!