# 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

Numeracy Focus: Using proportional reasoning

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

**Sourced from:**

#### 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?