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Wow, this lesson plan packs a punch. Pupils interview basketball players, write about a game, and use Excel to organize statistics related to the players and the points scored. Afterward, they create posters, presentations, and much more.
In this ESL/ELL reading comprehension worksheet, students read or listen to an article entitled, "No Hip-hop Fashion for Basketball Players." They participate in both pre-reading and post-reading activities which include fill-in the blanks, true and false, discussions, synonym and phrase matches, and surveys. They quiz each other on vocabulary associated with basketball and fashion.
Students use math skills and create a spreadsheet. In this statistics and computer skills lesson, 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.
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.
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.
Students participate in an exercise activity. In this basketball lesson, students practice shooting basketballs. Students do warm up activities and break into partners. Students pass the ball back and forth to each other and shoot baskets.
A gold mine of basketball dribbling drills! There are an assorted variety of drills here to keep those players busy. Some involve cooperation, some competition, but all of them are about practicing dribbling.
In this basketball spelling worksheet, students 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.
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!
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 lesson could be modified for any state!
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.
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.
Students analyze ACC basketball statistics. In this statistics lesson, students convert data collected in to decimals and fractions. They create a spreadsheet using their data and convert their answers to percent. This lesson is done during basketball season.
Students play Fantasy Basketball in order to practice locating Internet information and using technology tools to display data; students demonstrate an understanding and use of graphing, probability, and statistics.
In this Algebra I worksheet, 9th graders answer mathematical questions, covering a variety of real-life applications, which pertain to the movie BIG and to basketball. The two page worksheet contains six multi-part questions. Answers are not provided. 
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 learn vowel patterns, homophones, and other tricky reading skills. They have to dribble their basketball different ways throughout the gym to the correct hoop, shoot, and return to their space. Switch with another student and repeat.
A basketball shooting lesson that is nicely laid out. There is scaffolding in the organization and order of the skill drills. One of the highlights is that it covers part of the preshot routine which is very important for consistency in shooting baskets. 
In this measures of central tendency learning exercise, 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.

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