“Math in the middle” -an obstacle course combining basketball stations, fitness stations and math stations! The math in the middle refers to the center basketball circle where a variety of math stations have been set up on the inside of the circle.
Students are given a partner. One of the partners is doing the activity station while the other partner is doing math in the middle. At math in the middle students will be holding themselves in plank position while completing a math station.
Math stations include: setting time on clocks, math puzzles, creating the place value line, rolling dice and using math manipulatives to find the answer, math mats and flash cards. Flash cards were either addition or multiplication! Holding plank position while completing the math stations was found to be an intense muscular strength and endurance activity. The photos below will help clarify what each math activity is!
The activity stations around the gym included, dribbling through cones, log rolling or cartwheels down the mats, ball handling, basketball shooting, jump rope and pull ups!