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Here group members throw a softball like a shot put and the averaged length is calculated
Math, P.E. & Health
3, 4, 5
Title – The Average Throw
By – Maura McCall
Primary Subject – Health / Physical Education
Secondary Subjects – Math
Grade Level – 3-5
Students will be put into groups of four. Each group gets one softball. One group member at a time will throw the softball like a shot put (proper form has already been addressed by the teacher). After each throw the group will use a tape measure to calculate the throw in inches. They will be told to record each throw on the paper provided. After three practice throws each, each group member will throw and get recorded once. The group will then add up all the throws together and get a total. They will then be asked to divide that total number by the number of students in their group to get the average throw of their group.
Focus – Throwing a softball like a shot put (throwing), math skills (averaging)
Equipment – one softball per group, one tape measure per group, one sheet of paper and pen per group
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