Your students are going to love the following interactive activity that connects classroom math concepts to the real world of sports! Instead of boring worksheets, students will solve problems based on their own collected data and connect the concepts to cool careers!
Students complete calculations for a set of relay race times then they hold their own race! Using common classroom items, they time the race and calculate various ratio problems such as "keeping the same pace, how long would it take to run 3 miles?"
The activity will take about 45 - 60 minutes to complete depending on student level. The activities are perfect as an in-class assignment, review activity, homework assignment, or extracurricular activity. Activities are focused on ratios and proportions concepts. Each activity includes an introduction, career connection section, discussion questions, word problems, and extension critical thinking questions.
*Aligned to the Common Core Math*
6.RP.A.1: Understand the concept of a ratio and use ratio language to describe a ratio relationship between two quantities.
6.RP.A.2: Understand the concept of a unit rate a/b associated with a ratio a:b with b ≠ 0, and use rate language in the context of a ratio relationship.
6.RP.A.3: Use ratio and rate reasoning to solve real-world and mathematical problems
7.RP.A.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.A.2: Recognize and represent proportional relationships between quantities.
7.RP.A.3: Use proportional relationships to solve multistep ratio and percent problems.
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