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How fast can you throw a baseball?

An inspiring resource for learning numeracy

Combine maths with Health and PE in this real world problem to calculate time and distance

This investigation ideally requires an outdoor space and taught in partnership with the Health and PE curriculum.

Students develop fluency in measuring and calculating time and distance and further their understanding of rates and ratio in the context of a real world problem.

Collaboration is essential for students to progress.

Reasoning is encouraged, as students grapple with different measurement recordings and calculations and consider ways to refine their approach which increases the reliability of their data.

Stage: Level 6 to 8

This resource supports:

Proficiency

  • Problem-solving

HITS

  • Collaborative learning

Cross-curricular

  • Health and Physical Education

Audience

  • Teachers

Teaching and Learning Cycle:

  • Identify learning goals

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Reflective Prompt

Reflect on using this resource in either a school or home setting to encourage students to use proportional reasoning.

Reflective Prompt

Reflect on using this resource in either a school or home setting to encourage students to use proportional reasoning.

Proficiency Reflective Prompt

How would you use this resource in your context to foster children and young people’s problem solving?

Proficiency Reflective Prompt

How would you use this resource in your context to foster children and young people’s problem solving?

Attention Global2 users: Department-funding for Global2 is being discontinued.

The Department of Education and Training will not be funding the use of Global2 past the end of the current contract on 31st of December 2020.

Please refer to FUSE for further details on the discontinuation of funding and transition options available for schools.