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Friday, June 10, 2016

Learning Science & Math Skills with Olympic Sports

As the Olympics approach, families can integrate the excitement of sports with real academic skills in science, math, and language arts.

Young students can benefit from colorful diagrams of athletes engaged in sports. Activities include identifying the names of sports, sharing stories about sports characters, and practicing essential skills such as measuring diagrams with a ruler and protractor. Geometry workbooks featuring diagrams of over 40 sports are available from Schottenbauer Publishing.

Students of all ages can enjoy sport science graphs, learning about concepts from physics (force, motion/trajectory, velocity, acceleration, rotation) and biophysics (breathing, pulse, electrical activity of muscles, joint angles). Students working on language skills can practice integrating graphs into narratives and reports, including comparison and contrast of essential concepts. Examples of science concepts and mathematical functions can be found in 5,000+ sport science graphs available from Schottenbauer Publishing, collected into books on individual sports and topical anthologies.

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    Additional information on sport science and math books from Schottenbauer Pubishing is available through blogs Sport Science Education and Geometry Workbooks. Sport science memorabilia, including mugs, keychains, magnets, and postcards, are available through Zazzle and Zazzle International.

    Free sample graphs, videos, and lesson plans are available through the website Free Education Resources. Ideas for integrating graphs into academic lessons are available in the blog Graphs in Education.

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