Marathon Math

Getting ready for a marathon—what does math have to do with it? Groups conduct research on what it takes to prepare for a marathon. Scholars explore exercise plans and proper nutrition, then prepare a presentation and a brochure to share the information learned.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Have the physical education teacher provide background information for training to run a long race
Classroom Considerations

  • Class members should understand sequences
  • Groups need access to desktop publishing software

  • Includes a sample presentation and brochure
  • Contains links to general class accommodations for struggling learners

  • Provides very little structure for the lesson