Sports Crate

Deluxe Math and Sports Crate

$389.00 No tax for items shipped outside of Washington State.

Ideal for classroom use, after-school programs and small group learning centers.  Includes 20 individually packaged sports based games that help middle school students develop an understanding of mathematics in sports and with the use of sports.  Students will apply the concepts of ratio and rate, division of fractions, negative numbers, expressions and equations, proportional relationships, expressions and linear equations, functions, Pythagorean Theorem, and reason abstractly and quantitatively while learning about 17 different sports.  Meets Common Core and NCTM Standards for Mathematics.  This math kit has everything!

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Ideal for classroom use, after-school programs and small group learning centers.  Includes 20 individually packaged sports based games that help middle school students develop an understanding of mathematics in sports and with the use of sports.  Students will apply the concepts of ratio and proportional relationships, division of fractions, negative numbers, expressions and equations,  linear equations, functions, Pythagorean Theorem, and reason abstractly and quantitatively while learning about 17 different sports.  Meets Common Core and NCTM Standards for Mathematics.  This math kit has everything!

Students in grades 5 – 8 not only get a better understanding of how math applies to some of these sports but the games and activities lend themselves to a lot of practice in the necessary skills students need to succeed in math.  Each lesson is individually packaged with all the supplies necessary to play the game, including directions, teacher tips, game boards and laminated boards for writing out results.

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Included Lessons & The Math Concepts They Address

GameSportStrandStandardDescription
Horsing AroundEquestrian SportsMathematical PracticeUsing a course that a horse might follow students will apply mathematical practices of reasoning, argument, and perseverance to solve problems. CCSS MP1, 2, 3Students will select cards with a specific course that they need to follow without tracing over a line segment twice.
BilliardsPool/BilliardsMeasurementUsing a pool/billiard table to understand the concept and use ratio language to describe a ratio relationship between two quantities. CCSS 6.RPA.1Students will roll a dice to get the length of one side of a pool table, they will then establish the length of the other side so that the ball will land in a specific corner.
Dance EquationDanceAlgebraWrite expressions that record operations with numbers and with letters standing for numbers. CCSS 6.EE.A.2.A Describe the effects of translations, rotations, and reflections on figures. CCSS 8.G.A.3Student will perform dance routines with selected dance moves and the audience needs to figure out the algebraic equations that they are performing.
Doggone ItDog RaceAlgebraUsing the Iditarod race as a means to solve real world math problems dealing with elapsed time.Students will roll dice to create times that they then use to get to different resting points on the board. They will learn about the Iditarod race and some of its history.
HoopfestBasketballAlgebraUsing basketball scores to solve real-world and mathematical problems leading to two linear equations in two variables. CCSS 8.EE.8.CStudents will roll dice to generate types of baskets made; 1, 2, 3 pointers. They will share data with other team who needs to determine how many points from each point position.
Indy 500Car RaceAlgebraUse variables to represent two quantities in a real-world problem that changes in relationship to one another. Compare two proportional relationships. CCSS 6.EE 9 & 8.EE 5Students will use friction cars and record the time the car travels over a measure distance then use the distance formula to determine the rate.
Salary CapsFootballAlgebraSolve real world problems using proportional relationships to solve multistep ratio and percent problems. CCSS 7.RP.A 3Students will select players on a football team and calculate their salary and their bonus and stay under the salary cap.
Score BoardFootballAlgebraUnderstanding that rewriting an expression in different forms in a problem context can shed light on the problem and how the quantities in it are related.Students will use a final score in a football game to figure out the different combinations that a score can be obtained.
Throwing StrikesBowlingAlgebraUsing bowling to think flexibly about numbers and operations. Record multiple operations using proper notation. Write and interpret numerical expression. CCSS 5.OA.A.1Students will roll 4 dice and create expressions to "knock" down the pins 1 - 10.
Batter UpBaseballNumber SenseUse proportional relationships to solve multi-step ratio and percent problems CCSS 7.RP.A. 3Students will play a game of baseball and keep score of the events on the field and then use the data to determine different averages.
Bulls-eyeDartsNumber SenseUsing a dart game to practice writing, reading and evaluating expressions in which letters stand for numbers. CCSS 6.EE.A.2Students will play the game of darts and use expressions to determine what they will multiply to the result of the dart "throw".
Gaining YardageFootballNumber SenseUsing a football field understand p + q as the number located a distance q from p, in the positive or negative direction depending on whether q is positive or negative. CCSS 7.NS.A.1BStudents will roll a dice and spin a spinner to create football scenarios. They will use those scenarios to determine if they gain or lose yardage on the field.
Keeping TrackTrack & FieldNumber SenseAdd fractions with unlike denominators by replacing given fractions with equivalent fractions in such a way as to produce an equivalent sum with like denominators. CCSS 5.NF.A 1Students will roll dice to get a fractional amount and then move their pawn that distance on the track. They can move their pawn over two different lanes to equal the rolled fractional amount.
Par for the CourseGolfNumber SenseUsing a golf course students will understand that positive and negative numbers are used together to describe quantities having opposite direction. CCSS 6.NS.C.5Students will roll dice to create distances to golf holes. Students will then determine how far they can hit a ball using different types of clubs. Those distances need to add up to each golf hole.
ShufflingShuffle BoardNumber SenseSolve real world problems involving multiplication of fractions by using visual fraction models. CCSS 5.NF.B.7 Understand the concept of a ratio and use ratio language to describe a ratio relationship between two quantities. CCSS 6.RP.A 1Student will play shuffle board and determine how much of their disk landed in a section and then multiplying the value of that section to that fractional amount.
Full of Hot AirAir HockeyGeometryUse facts about angles to solve simple equations for an unknown angle in a figure. CCSS 7.G.B.6Students will roll dice to get a coordinate on the air hockey table they will then create an angle that will replicate a puck banking off a wall and head for the goal.
Marching OnMarching BandGeometryDescribe the effect of dilations, translations, rotations, and reflections on two-dimensional figures using coordinates. CCSS 8.G.A 3Students will select band formations and then transform them in some fashion to get a new image on the field.
Pythagorean BaseballBaseballGeometryUsing a baseball field students will apply the Pythagorean Theorem to determine unknown side lengths in right triangles in re-world problems. CCSS 8.G.B.7Students will roll dice to get a coordinate on the baseball field they will use the information to figure out the distance to the home plate.
Soccer KicksSoccerGeometry/Problem SolvingUsing a soccer game to understand how to reason abstractly and construct viable arguments while maintaining precision. CCSS MP2, 3, 6 Using geometrical terms.Students will play a game where lines simulate kicks from one player to the next. Players are only allowed a certain number of kicks to each player. Player who kicks the ball last scores.
Scatter Plot Boot CampPhysical workoutOdds & OrderUsing a physical workout, students will construct and interpret scatter plots for bivariate measurement data to investigate patterns of association between two quantities. CCSS 8.SP.A.1Students will perform different exercises and record data to plot on a scatter plot so that they can interpret the data.

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