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Monday, February 20, 2012

Football Friday

Football Factors...and MORE!

A Fifth grade activity for ya:

On Super Bowl Friday I was looking for some great Math activities to do with my 5th graders.  Not being a huge Football fan myself I was struggling, until I grabbed my brothers Giants jersey to wear for the day.   I printed out a current roster for the Giants and had each table pick a player, without knowing why they were picking him.  After each students picked a player I informed them that we would be doing some jersey math. 

Besides designing the jersey they were asked to find the factors of the jersey number, seven multiples, and identify if the number was prime or square. 
I cut out the letters using my Cricut and made mini teacher jerseys for the display.

It was a quick fun way to kick off the day and even for the kiddos in my class that weren't football fans could get behind designing a jersey.