80,000 tons of mobile phones and small electronic devices around Japan were used in the crafting of every gold, silver and bronze Olympic and Paralympic medal awarded to athletes at the 2020 Olympic Games.
How can you spend your Math Minutes?
- Read about the recycling project at: https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2019/07/24/tokyo-2020-olympic-medal-project-recycled-cellphones-electronics/1820927001/ Make a Pic Collage highlighting the numbers in the article.
- Read about the 2020 Olympic Medal design at: https://tokyo2020.org/en/games/medals/olympic-design/ Be sure to watch the embedded video on the page https://youtu.be/uOo_gFjECIQ. Post a comment below about something you found interesting.
- View the history of Olympic Medals at: https://www.olympic.org/olympic-medals Pick 5 different years and compare the medals from those years (designer, composition, diameter, and mint). Display your findings in a creative manner.
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