Math in Fencing: Division of Clock Time

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Is there time? Fencers need to make mental calculations within a match. The Math at the Core MS: Ratios resource points out that fencers calculate the ratio of touches per time left to help develop strategies to win. The competitors also calculate whether their rate of touches is enough to allow them to win in the amount of time remaining.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Lead a discussion on which form of the ratio is more beneficial
Classroom Considerations

  • Individuals should understand the concept of a ratio of quantities with different units
  • Assumes the class knows how to convert time

  • Includes a time breakdown for each aspect of the activity
  • Contains a list of learning objectives to help gauge understanding

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