Math Loco-motor Skills

Math and loco-motor skills can be integrated into daily physical education using the ideas shared by Chris Hopper from Humboldt State University.

The Activity

  • Make Predictions! How many steps will you take as you walk 10, 25, and 50 yards?
  • Do It! Each student walks various lengths of the field and records their data.
  • DOWNLOAD DATA SHEET

Chris Hopper describes integrated math loco-motor skills.

Discuss:

  • Group averages, ┬ávariance in trials, mistakes, and data collection processes.

Team Work:

  • For 10 yards each member predicts how many steps to:
    • WALK
    • TAKE EXAGERATED STRIDES
    • RUN
  • DO IT! Record data too.

Extensions:

  • Skipping, sliding, jumping
  • Walking shapes like squares, triangles, etc.

Make meaningful movements associated with numbers!