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809 reviewed resources for basketball activities

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For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students practice skills needed during a basketball game.  In this basketball lesson, students experiment with dribbling and passing the ball to another player.  Students practice weaving through the court.
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For Teachers 5th - 7th Standards
In need of a probability resource that has it all? Take a look at a full textbook chapter on teaching and engaging learners in mathematical probability and data analysis. It begins with a teacher preparation section, and then moves into...
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Lower Grade Basketball Activities

For Teachers K - 3rd
Students demonstrate basic knowledge about how to use a basketball properly. The teaching of the lesson is done through modeling and students assessment is done with drilling and practice with the basketball activities.
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Basketball Warm-Ups

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students participate in several warm-up activities to prepare for playing basketball. Activities are to be completed as individuals or with a partner.
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Basketball Skills and Drills

For Teachers 5th - 8th
A helpful description of a few drills to work on dribbling and passing. The drills can be incorporated into a lesson plan, and are geared toward working with those who are hearing impaired. There are some key aspects of each drill to...
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The Economics of Income: If You’re So Smart, Why Aren't You Rich?

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
If basketball players make more than teachers, why shouldn't learners all aspire to play in the NBA? Unraveling the cost and benefits of education and future economic success can be tricky. Economic data, real-life cases, and some...
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Rating Systems

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Your favorite sports team is ranked #1. How do the powers that be determine this rating? Learn how ratings are mathematically computed using probability concepts, from the Elo Rating System for chess to the Rating Percentage Index for...
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3-Catch Basketball

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Students complete a 3-catch basketball activity to improve their basketball skills. In this basketball skills lesson, students participate in a 3-catch basketball activity with defense.
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A Resource Manual for Sport Leaders

For Teachers 1st - 5th
Here is an incredible collection of activities designed to teach younger pupils broad-based and sport-specific skills. Games are organized according to a variety of sports (i.e. soccer, softball, baseball, etc.) and skill (i.e. running,...
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Every-Day Edit: Basketball's Beginnings

For Students 3rd - 8th
In this everyday editing worksheet, students correct grammatical mistakes in a short paragraph about basketball's beginnings. The errors range from capitalization, punctuation, spelling, and grammar.
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Bounce With Me

For Teachers 9th - 10th
How many practice lay-ups do you think Michael Jordan has done in his lifetime? Too many to count, but he had to start somewhere! Practice is the key to getting better in any activity. Look through this basketball lesson as there are...
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Speed Score

For Teachers 6th - 10th
A fast and fun way to practice shooting basketball. Small cooperative groups help each other tally up the most baskets made in a certain period of time. There are a couple ideas included to increase or decrease the difficulty of the...
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"It's More Than a School": Proposing Programs to Meet Student Needs

For Teachers 10th - 12th
This detailed lesson plan from New York Times' The Learning Network centers around Carroll Academy and its girl's basketball team. Learners compare their school to Carroll Academy, read anywhere from 1 to 5 engaging articles about the...
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Shooting Basketball Stars

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Lessons that have a little competition built into the skills drills because it helps the players focus more on what they should be practicing. Players practice lay-ups, mid-distance shots and long-range shots. They collect stars of...
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The Basketball Star

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
Have learners use math to prove they are sports stars! Assess a pupil's ability to create and analyze data using a variety of graphs. The class will be motivated by the association of math and basketball data.
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ACC Basketball Statistics

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students use math skills and create a spreadsheet. In this statistics and computer skills lesson, students gather ACC basketball statistics, convert fractions to decimals and then percents. Students use the gathered information to create...
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Basketball Chicken Fights

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
The goal in this activity is to maintain control dribbling one's own basketball while trying to knock away another players basketball. The last player standing, wins. This activity will definitely help young learners practice dribbling...
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Penny Basketball: Making Sense of Data

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Explore four web-based interactive sites to develop a baseline understanding of statistics. Learners play a series of penny basketball games and collect data regarding their shooting statistics. Groups decide who is the "top" penny...
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Basketball Rebounds

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Your young basketball players will build a table and develop a general formula for a decaying exponential scenario involving the rebound distance of a bouncing ball. Using a CBR and graphing calculator can make this even more hands-on...
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Effective Basketball Shooting

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students participate in an exercise activity. In this basketball lesson, students practice shooting basketballs. Students do warm up activities and break into partners. Students pass the ball back and forth to each other and shoot baskets.
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Basketball Lesson

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders listen to a discussion about basketball and the elements such as dribbling, passing and throwing a basketball. Through a series of skills and techniques, 6th graders practice dribbling, passing and throwing. They examine...
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Basketball Vocabulary Terms

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Students explore language arts by identifying vocabulary used in sports. For this basketball terms lesson, students discuss the game of basketball and utilize a basket and paper with vocabulary terms written on it. Students define the...
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Super Casino Basketball

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students play a game.  In this basketball skills lesson, students practice dribbling the ball and switching balls without double dribbling.  Students play a basketball game where they practice their skills.
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Three Shots

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
To foul or not to foul, that is the basketball question. High schoolers look at the probability that fouling out a player and allowing free throws yields a better outcome than allowing the original shot. The resource provides a teacher's...

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