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Play ball! High schoolers explore the concept of quadratic equations through modeling how shooting a basketball can be expressed as a quadratic function. They impose a coordinate grid on the path of a shooting basketball and determine points to model the data. Additionally, they enter data into lists and perform a quadratic regression on the data.
This basketball unit for middle schoolers was created by a collaboration of many teachers. This 3 week unit has plenty of skill drills and activities. There are great teaching technique cues. There is even a basketball unit test included. This is a unit worth checking out!
Hoopsters! Looking for something to use to teach your hoopsters a bit about the game of basketball? Use this very comprehensive PowerPoint to teach everything from the history of the sport, to skill techniques, to game plays. Included are pictures, descriptions, and explanations. Diagrams show where players go to perform a pick and roll. This is worth using to introduce the unit to your class.
In this measures of central tendency instructional activity, young statiscians use fantasy basketball statistics to find mean, median, and range of player statistics. They then decide which player they would draft first. They create a five person starting line up of their choice of players. Double bar graphs are created of their information. A nice extension to this lesson might be to include analysis of box-and-whisker plots for each player.
Students use math skills and create a spreadsheet. In this statistics and computer skills instructional activity, students gather ACC basketball statistics, convert fractions to decimals and then percents. Students use the gathered information to create a spreadsheet, and analyze their data.
Three basketball activities can be found in this resource. One is a basic shooting drill. Use the cues BEEF: balance, elbows, eyes, follow-through. The second drill is for practicing lay-ups. Use the cue: elbow and knee on a string. The last activity is to play a game of bump. It's what fun!!
Students explore language arts by identifying vocabulary used in sports. In this basketball terms instructional activity, students discuss the game of basketball and utilize a basket and paper with vocabulary terms written on it. Students define the specific terms while acting out the action using the basket and rolled up paper.
In this basketball spelling worksheet, young scholars study, discuss and analyze a list of spelling words, fill in missing letters in words, complete sentences with basketball terms, unscramble ten terms, complete a word search puzzle and take a spelling test for mastery.
Learners view a slide show featuring famous athletes and educational institutions that have played a part in the history of basketball. They participate in a game in which a basketball is tossed from person to person as facts and vocabulary words are reviewed. They write a five-line poem incorporating spelling and/or vocabulary words that relate to the sports in Indiana theme. This activity could be modified for any state!
Students work with the teacher one group at a time, spreading out and with a basketball, practice dribbling with the music that is playing in the background. After they dribble with their dominate hand, they switch hands and do the same thing. Then they all dribble around the gym watching the person in front of them.
Everything you wanted to know about basketball, and more! A very well-organized presentation to introduce the basic terminology and skills of basketball. Everything from the court, scoring, and fouls, to the five cues used for shooting a basket. There is also a worksheet with the same name that works well with this lesson. Find it in the worksheet section of Lesson Planet.
Free access to 15 basketball training moves. This is a great resource for basketball coaches and basketball players who want to take their game to the next level.
Explore four web-based interactive sites to develop a baseline understanding of statistics. Learners play a series of penny basketball games and collect data regarding their shooting statistics. Groups decide who is the "top" penny basketball player in their group. They are encouraged to utilize technology to explore these concepts. Note: QuickTime plug-ins are needed to access the imbedded games.