How Did I Move?

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Don't throw a Hail Mary ... score a touchdown with a fun and sporty lesson! Pupils investigate slope and y-intercepts by moving along a football field in the second lesson in a series of three. Using their locations on the field and the time it took to get there, teams graph the line that represents their movement. 

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Provide an equation and have the class determine locations on the football field from the equation
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires access to the football field or a long hall that has an easy way to measure distances
  • Individuals should have some familiarity with the slope and intercept of a linear equation
Pros

  • Includes answer keys
  • Provides an optional activity teachers can use either as an assessment or extension
Cons

  • None