Students, in teams of four, practice shooting free throws while mentally converting the ratio of shots made to those thrown into a percent. They chart and record the ratio, decimal and actual percentage earned after each round.
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Shaquille O'Neal Hand & Foot Span
If Shaquille O'Neal wears a size-20 shoe, how big are his hands? Learners will use the average ratios of foot length to hand span to calculate the hand span of Shaq, but first, they have to collect the data! They will measure their peers...
4th - 6th Math CCSS: Adaptable
Find the Experimental Probability by Creating a Ratio
Check out a great visual introduction to probability and how to write a ratio expressing the outcomes. The video first reviews how to find the probability and the difference between theoretical and experimental. Use the classic dice...
4 mins 6th - 8th Math CCSS: Designed
Shaquille O'Neal Hand/Foot Span: Student Worksheet
Here's a clever math worksheet that has learners measure their hand span, foot length, come up with a ration, then use that information to figure out the hand span, and foot length of basketball giant Shaquille O'Neal. A good activity!
4th - 6th Math