New Equation in Math Class: Movement=BRAIN BOOST

Leslie Paytes, Math, Crestdale Middle School

Final Unit(pdf)   Implementing Teaching Standards(pdf)


This unit is designed to be used over the course of the school year in the sixth or seventh grade math classroom. Students will learn basic information about the brain and how exercise benefits the brain.  Students will participate in exercise for homework twice a week and will be asked to track their activities, pulse (resting and after exercise), and their pace of a mile run.  Students will use the data collected by their classmates and themselves to generate line plots, box and whisker plots, circle graphs, mean absolute deviation, fractions, decimals, percent’s, percent of increase/decrease, mean, median, mode, range, and interquartile range.