We did the most fun activity in math rather than just doing worksheets or workbooks.
We combined exercise and math with a lesson on distance, rate, and time.
This is perfect for kinesthetic learners and we all had lots of fun.
We did several physical activities with a timer.
I just used my stopwatch and timer on my iPhone.
We chose a few easy activities that even little brother could do with us.
This was based off a lesson in our Singapore math workbook.
We counted how many times we could jump rope in 1 minute.
We saw how many times we could draw triangles or write a phrase in 1 minute.
We timed our sprints to see who was fastest.
I just guessed how far it was from the curb to the table. It certainly wasn’t 100 meters, but it was fine for our methods!
Then we ran a few more times and did averages.
We discussed distance=rate times time or d=rt.
This is a bit advanced for my kids, ages 5, 8, and 9. My girls are just getting into multiplication. But they will remember we did this in a couple years when we begin algebra and physics in our studies.
We enjoyed being outside for school and doing a fun activity rather than just book work.
I made a fun notebooking page to go along with our activities.
Click to download a copy of our notebooking page: Learning Distance Rate and Time
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