The U.S. Men’s Hockey team is lining up for Gold. Here are some Hockey math problems for students in middle school and high school.
Grade 5-6: This year the Olympics are in Sochi, Russia. The currency in Russia is called ruble. 35.78 Russian rubles for each US dollar. A good ticket to the Gold Medal Hockey game will cost 34,000 rubles. How much is that in US dollars? (Answer $950)
Grade 6-8 or pre-algebra: A hockey team scores a goal approximately every 3 minutes when they are on the power play. When they are not on a power play, they score an average of one goal every 16 minutes. If during the tournament they play a total of 300 minutes and 1/10 of that time is on the power play, how many goals would they be expected to score? (Answer 27)
Algebra: In the preliminary rounds Olympic hockey teams received points for wins and losses. Use the official point system below and match each formula with the correct team and points.
X = Win worth 3 points. Y = Win in overtime worth 2 points. Z = Loss in overtime worth 1 point.