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Name of Activity:
Dribbling Math Challenge
Purpose of Activity:To practice foot dribbling and hand dribbling with control. In addition it helps to reinforce math concepts.
Activity cues:Hand Dribbling Cues
Prerequisites:Should have had prior experience dribbling with their feet/hands, basic addition, subtraction, multiplication and division skills.
Suggested Grade Level:2-4
Materials Needed:A soccer ball/basketball for each student, 50 cones at least with numbers on them, cards with grade appropriate math problems on them, 2 hula hoops.
Description of Idea
Have cones spread out around the gym. Have math cards in hoops at the ends of the area. Students begin at a cone with a ball and dribble (hand/foot) to a hoop. Students select a card and dribble to the appropriate cone based on the answer to the math equation. They then dribble back to the hoop, replace card and select a new one.
- What is 6+2?
- What is 2+1?
- What is 10-4?
- Can you find an odd number?
- An even number?
- What is 10/2?
- What is 3 x 4?
Are students dribbling the ball using the correct technique? Are they able to dribble with the ball under control? Use the Assessment Checklist to record student skills.
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Submitted by Lauren Lynch who teaches at Rodeph Sholom in New York, NY. Thanks for contributing to PE Central! Posted on PEC: 10/26/2002.Viewed 78972 times since 10/4/2002.
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