Physical Education: Basketball

  1. Demonstrate competence in motor skills and movement patterns needed to perform a variety of physical activities. (Motor Skill Development)
  2. Apply knowledge of the structures and functions of the body and how they relate to and are affected by human movement to learning and developing motor skills and specialized movement forms. (Anatomical Basis of Movement)
  3. Achieve and maintain a health-enhancing level of personal fitness. (Fitness Planning)
  4. Demonstrate the aptitude, attitude, and skills to lead responsible, fulfilling, and respectful lives. (Social Development)

Explain the importance of energy balance and nutritional needs of the body to maintain optimal health and prevent chronic disease. (Energy Balance)

Parts is Parts

Students will demonstrate a fair share by drawing pictures, making a chart, or by using manipulatives.

Students will manipulate parts of a whole and make a whole from fractional parts.

Students will demonstrate and describe equivalencies using the fraction strips.

Distance Traveled as Related to Force Applied

The student will measure the distance a kicked ball travels and relate that distance to the force input.

Determining Speed

Students will estimate and then determine the speed of a given robot based upon the circumference of a circle and the time taken for the robot to travel the circumference.

Determining Mean, Median, Mode and Range

Students will use a robot  which has been programmed to kick a ball to determine mean, median, mode, and range of the distance traveled by the ball for 10 separate kicks.  The data will be collected and organized and shown graphically.

Determining Circumference

Estimate and then measure to solve problems, using U.S. Customary and metric units; and


The student will identify and describe the diameter and circumference of a circle.


Goal:   Students will estimate and then determine the circumference of a circle in metric units based on circumference of robot tires and measured diameter of large circle.  Student will estimate number of rotations required for the robot to travel the circumference.

Comparing and Ordering Decimals

The student will compare and order decimals in a given set from least to greatest.


The primary goal is to develop an understanding of hundredths being smaller than tenths and located between tenths on a number line.  The student will program a robot to move given rotations in tenths and hundredths and calculate the distance traveled.  Students will plot their rotations on a number line.