Thursday night was a big night for the Chicago Bulls. They won their game and advanced to the Eastern Conference Finals with the Miami Heat.
Well, we used that as an opportunity to celebrate in our classroom! We told our students that if the Bulls won, they were to come to school dressed up in all their red, black, and white attire.
And yes, the teachers came dressed appropriately too!
The students BB players gathered their equipment and set up their court.
They taped the basketball hoop to the chalkboard ledge, the back of chairs, anything that was at a just right height for them!
The students then began shooting free throws! They kept tallies of the number of baskets that were missed and made into the hoop. The player with the highest fraction won the game!
These girls got creative! After finishing their three games, they spiced things up a bit and made it more challenging by standing on one foot when shooting.
After the basketball games, the students then practiced identifying and representing fractions by rotating to different sports themed task cards!
If you are interested using this resource with your own kiddos, please check out the resource below.
Fraction Task Cards- Aligned to specific 2nd, 3rd, 4th grade CCSS
Let’s get ready to play some basketball!!! All you need for this lesson: plastic cups, masking tape, and plastic balls. Or, you can just crumble up paper and make your own basketballs. Students record the amount of basket made/missed and then write the fraction. The biggest fraction is the winner!
The players will then rotate around the classroom and visit the different fractions task cards.
This ***Common Core Aligned*** file includes:
1. Directions for setting up the b-ball game
2. A student recording sheet (flip book) to keep score
3. 32 colorful fraction task cards
4. Recording sheet and answer key for the task cards
Read this blog post to learn how we set up this little game of B-Ball in our classroom!
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