Predictions: Individual and Team
Grade Levels: 4 - 6
- Students will use mathematical and thinking skills.
- Beanbags, jump ropes, volleyballs, hula hoops, and other equipment, depending on skill development focus
- Score cards (see below) and pencils
Notes: Provide students with enough time to discuss, record, and calculate their scores before rotating. Assign students to groups where appropriate cooperative learning situations may be used; for example, student leaders can assist others with math skills.
- Arrange six or more challenging stations around the gym.
- Have students get in groups of approximately five, and assign each group to a station.
- After the groups have been assigned, give each team a score card and pencil (if doing individual prediction, give each student a score card).
- To begin, give a "ready" signal and allow students 30 to 45 seconds to discuss, predict, and write down what their results will be at that station.
- On the "go" signal, students do the activity for 3 minutes.
- After the 3 minutes of activity, students stop and record their actual score, and calculate the difference between their prediction and actual score.
- Continue until each group has completed all stations.
- At the conclusion, discuss with students the accuracy of their predictions.
PREDICTION SCORE CARD
Team or Individual Name:
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