# Basketball Themed Math Problems, Geometry Problems, Coordinate Drawings

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MIDDLE SCHOOL AND HIGH SCHOOL PROJECTS (Grades 6 – 9)

First Quadrant (Grid 40 x 30 Landscape)
Four Quadrants (Grid 20 x 15 Landscape)
Uses fractional points [ex.: (4 1/2, 6) ]

This packet contains five basketball themed math activities. These activities are ideal for teaching or reviewing math skills using basketball themed activities. They are also fun for students and make great bulletin board displays. For the graphing, students will use their knowledge of coordinate graphing and ordered pairs to create drawings for the basketball season. They will be created by plotting ordered pairs and then connecting them with straight lines. There are also problems dealing with the geometry of basketball and two math labs.

These activities can be a class project or something to be worked on independently when time allows. They also work as extra credit assignments or when there is a substitute teacher.

These projects are for the intermediate to advanced coordinate graphing student. The graphs consist of projects in the first quadrant and all four quadrants using ordered pairs with whole numbers and fractional points using the fractions 1/4, 1/3, 1/2, 2/3 and 3/4 for detail. Some of them also use fractional points in both the x-coordinate and the y-coordinate. When finished, they can use markers, colored pencils or other medium to enhance the project.

Projects:
* Geometric Math Problems (diameter, perimeter, circumference, area, lines of symmetry and conversion from standard to metric.)
* Math Lab: Free Throw Percentage (Fractions, Decimals, Percents, Ratios)
* Math Lab: Field Goal Percentage (Fractions, Decimals, Percents, Ratios)
* Answer Key for the Geometric Problems

* Coordinate paper for plotting (with a light and a dark grid)
* Coordinate list
* Sample of the completed project in color

Instructional Materials include:
* Student Directions for Plotting Coordinates
* Directions for Plotting Coordinates with Fractions and Decimals
* Directions for Plotting Coordinates in Quadrant I
* Directions for Plotting Coordinates in All Quadrants
* Details for Plotting Coordinates with Fractions in Quadrant I
* Details for Plotting Coordinates with Fractions in All Quadrants.

If you like this project, please let us know. There are many projects covering the entire school year and some projects are cross curricular (Sports, Patriotism, Seasons, Holidays, History, and Science). Lessons begin at 2nd grade and are appropriate for the Elementary School, Middle School and some for High School students. These projects have been used successfully at both the Elementary and Middle School levels.

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NCTM Standards
Specify locations and describe spatial relationships using coordinate geometry and other representational systems.

Common Core State Standards
CCSS.Math.Content.5.G.A.1 Use a pair of perpendicular number lines, called axes, to define a coordinate system, with the intersection of the lines (the origin) arranged to coincide with the 0 on each line and a given point in the plane located by using an ordered pair of numbers, called its coordinates. Understand that the first number indicates how far to travel from the origin in the direction of one axis, and the second number indicates how far to travel in the direction of the second axis, with the convention that the names of the two axes and the coordinates correspond (e.g., x-axis and x-coordinate, y-axis and y-coordinate).

NCTM Standards
Word problems are included in each strand of the NCTM standards.

Common Core State Standards
MACC.7.G.2.4 Know the formulas for the area and circumference of a circle and use them to solve

MACC.7.RP Ratios and Proportional Relationships
7.RP.1 Compute unit rates associated with ratios of fractions, including ratios of lengths, areas and other quantities measured in like or different units.
7.RP.2 Recognize and represent proportional relationships between quantities.

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