Learn Math through sport – Grade 3 PE games + worksheets for active learning

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5 unique math-based PE games for grade 3, complete with in-class worksheets and online videos. Integrate math common core into your sport lessons with these engaging activities to help your students apply and practice their • multiplication • division • shapes • fractions • time • & data collection

Are you looking for a refreshing way to reinforce the key math standards with your students? With this pack you’ll bring excitement through active learning, in a context-based learning environment of sport.

1. 5 captivating lesson activities

You’ll be provided with new, totally unique physical education games that incorporate maths into each one. Students will be challenged with quick thinking, data collection and more, whilst engaging in fundamental sporting skills needed for soccer, basketball, hockey, tennis, American football… The 5 activities are:

• Launch & multiply (multiplication & addition, with throwing & striking skills)

- 3.MD.B.4 | 3.NBT.A.3 | 3.OA.A.1 | 3.OA.A.3 | 3.OA.A.4

• Target fractions (fractions, with throwing & striking skills)

- 3.NF.A.1 | 3.NF.A.3b | 3.G.A.2

• Time trial challenges (time & data recording, with fitness & individual ball control)

- 3.MD.A.1 | 3.MD.B.4

• Lap the shapes (2D shapes & measurement, with dribbling with different balls)

- 3.G.A.1 | 3.MD.B.4 | 3.MD.D.8

• Shuttle divisions (division & multiplication, with sprinting & reaction)

- 3.OA.A.1 | 3.OA.A.2 | 3.OA.A.3 | 3.OA.B.6 | 3.NBT.A.3

Every lesson/activity can be taught and played within a 30min - 1.5hour time frame, as they can be easily adapted to suit your classes’ needs. They can also be repeated weekly and termly, as they come with many variations of skills that can be used, and can be modified for different sports.

2. Worksheets & score sheets

Each activity comes with related individual worksheets, suited to the standards/concept for that game – Simply print out and have your class work through the sheets before going into the sports hall, to help them get excited and prepared to play.

The games also come with score sheets for students to complete as they go through the activity, recording results and collecting data.

3. Online ‘how-to-play videos

You’ll be given access to online videos for each lesson activity (private Youtube videos). Play them to the class before heading out to the sports hall or playground, so they’ll know exactly what they need to do and even how to set up all up, so simple for you as the teacher!

Teaching mathematics and PE has never been so rewarding, and you and your class will love these new math/PE activities.

**Note: This product has similar activities to the Grade 2 and Grade 4 'Learn through Sport' versions, the differences being the individual worksheets for the standards, and some minor variations in the games.


Prime Coaching PE favourites:

Grade K-3

- Complete Kindy-Grade PE sport skills pack (over 100 skills & games)

- Exploring sport skills (60 individual stations)

- Rapid relay races

- Gymnastic stations

Grade 3-6

- Soccer unit

- Basketball unit

- Fitness circuits

- Volleyball unit

- 21 Team games

- Pair stations

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1 Year
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Partition shapes into parts with equal areas. Express the area of each part as a unit fraction of the whole. For example, partition a shape into 4 parts with equal area, and describe the area of each part as 1/4 of the area of the shape.
Understand that shapes in different categories (e.g., rhombuses, rectangles, and others) may share attributes (e.g., having four sides), and that the shared attributes can define a larger category (e.g., quadrilaterals). Recognize rhombuses, rectangles, and squares as examples of quadrilaterals, and draw examples of quadrilaterals that do not belong to any of these subcategories.
Recognize and generate simple equivalent fractions, (e.g., 1/2 = 2/4, 4/6 = 2/3). Explain why the fractions are equivalent, e.g., by using a visual fraction model.
Understand a fraction 1/𝘣 as the quantity formed by 1 part when a whole is partitioned into 𝘣 equal parts; understand a fraction 𝘢/𝑏 as the quantity formed by 𝘢 parts of size 1/𝘣.
Understand division as an unknown-factor problem. For example, find 32 ÷ 8 by finding the number that makes 32 when multiplied by 8.


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