Use bulletin boards to graphically represent student efforts for physical fitness.
Transform a bulletin board into a creative graph to track the amount of time spent on weekly physical activity. Adjust the bulletin board size to accommodate number of students in the class. If there is not enough space for each student, consider grouping students according to teams. Set a class goal for minutes of daily exercise to create the scale. Allow students to decorate runners for the bulletin board. Measure student progress towards fitness by moving the runners across the board according to minutes of daily exercise. Modify daily exercise time or weekly goal according to student abilities and special needs. Celebrate student success weekly or biweekly to recognize the importance of achieving physical fitness. Challenge students to gather statistical data from any random population, organize information in data charts and graphs, and present findings and inferences.
Ask statistical questions to gain information about student physical activity, and express data in charts, diagrams and graphs to make inferences.
Supplies Used: Construction Paper, Adhesive Letters, Colored Pencils, Crayons, Glue, Markers, Ribbon, Scissors, Stapler
The teacher will die-cut the materials for student use prior to the lesson.
Mathematics, Grade 6: Statistics and Probability
6.SP.1. Recognize a statistical question as one that anticipates variability in the data related to the question and accounts for it in the answers. For example, How old am I? is not a statistical question, but How old are the students in my school? is a statistical question because one anticipates variability in students' ages.
Mathematics, Grade 7: Statistics and Probability
7.SP.1. Understand that statistics can be used to gain information about a population by examining a sample of the population; generalizations about a population from a sample are valid only if the sample is representative of that population. Understand that random sampling tends to produce representative samples and support valid inferences.
Pre-K-8 Standard 6: Students will demonstrate the ability to use goal-setting to enhance health.
Math: Data Analysis and Probability
Pre-K-8: Instructional programs from Pre-Kindergarten through grade 12 should enable all students to formulate questions that can be addressed with data and collect, organize and display relevant data to answer them.
Standards are listed with permission from Principles and Standards for School Mathematics, copyright 2000 by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM). NCTM does not endorse the content or validity of these alignments.
Physical Education: Develop physically educated individuals who have the knowledge, skills and confidence to enjoy a lifetime of healthful physical activity.
K-12: Standard 3
Reprinted from Moving into the Future, National Standards for Physical Education, 2nd Edition, with permission from the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE), 1900 Association Drive, Reston, VA 20191-1599.
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