International Judging System of Figure Skating: A Middle Grades Activity on Decimal Operations

Diana Cheng
Proceedings of Bridges 2013: Mathematics, Music, Art, Architecture, Culture (2013)
Pages 563–566 Short Papers


A skating judging activity suitable for middle grades students is presented as a model through which students can learn mathematics. The activity involves students' rating a pairs team’s performance and computing the team's score through a simplified version of the International Judging System (IJS). In this presentation, the scoring of the art of figure skating is explained mathematically.