Whether your children play on a team, individually or just enjoy watching sports, it’s easy to incorporate math into sports practices and games.
How long was practice?
- Write down the time when you and/or your child are getting out of the car for practice or a game.
- When you return to the car or other form of transportation, write down the time.
- Have your learner determine the amount of time that has elapsed in hours and minutes.
How many hours a week do you spend playing sports?
- Add up the total amount of minutes spent playing sport each week. Include practice, games, etc. Try to make sure your child only counts actual playing time. i.e. subtract breaks and time between periods or halves.
- Convert minutes to hours and minutes.
Extension: Determine the amount of time the entire team spends playing sports by multiplying by the number of players.
Have your child create a graph to represent stats from their summer of sports. This can be a graph showing the number of points scored throughout the summer, speed, saves, shots on goal etc.
Choose a type of graph to represent the data:
- Picture Graphs
- Column/Bar Graphs
Do you have other fun math sports games or ideas on how to incorporate math outside of the classroom?
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