Thursday night was a big night for the Chicago Bulls. They won their game and advanced to the Eastern Conference Finals with the Miami Heat. Well, we used that as an opportunity to celebrate in our classroom! We told our students that if the Bulls won, they were to come to school dressed up in all their red, black, and white attire.
We then brought out our materials that we needed for some basketball math:
- Red plastic cups for the basketball hoops
-Masking tape for the free throw line
-Plastic balls for the basketball…crumpled paper will do too!
They taped the basketball hoop to the chalkboard ledge, the back of chairs, anything that was at a just right height for them!
The students then began shooting free throws! They kept tallies of the number of baskets that were missed and made into the hoop. The player with the highest fraction won the game!
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How do you incorporate sports into math? Any good ideas out there???