Move over Katniss, Merida & Hawkeye!! Has the Hunger Games, Brave or Avengers found their way onto every backpack in your classroom? It's time to put those aspiring archers to the test with some target shooting.
In this project, students will analyze the probabilities of different targets by using area formulas and developing an understanding of geometric probability.
This all culminates in an IN CLASS ARCHERY COMPETITION. Teams will solve geometric probability problems for the first crack to shoot at a target.
*A projector/SMARTBoard is required for this final project
**A NERF BOW AND ARROW WOULD BE MAKE THIS PROJECT SUPER AWESOME. Ask your students, I bet someone has one or... just buy one for yourself so you can play with it.
***You should check with your Administrator to see if you or a student can bring in a NERF Bow and Arrow without a problem
****If you cannot get a NERF Bow and Arrow or it is not permitted a Koosh Ball can work too.
A PowerPoint Presentation is included which is interactive to the touch. Students will take aim and fire in an attempt to hit the target with the lowest probability of being hit. Similar to popular Koosh Ball SmartBoard games, you will not see your students get more engaged if you can pull out an actual Bow and Arrow.
You will want to test out distances in your classroom to make sure the Bow and Arrow has enough power to activate the SMARTBoard.
In this 19-page document you will be given a worksheet of basic area & geometric probability problems (you will also receive a 40 slide PowerPoint game), along with two projects...
In Build-A-Bullseye, student construct their own geometric probability designs and drop pennies to test theoretical vs. experimental probability
In Archery Challenge, as mentioned above, it might be the greatest day in the history of education.
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