ERIC Number: ED414153
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
ESPN2 Sports Figures Makes Math and Physics a Ball! 1996-97 Educator's Curriculum.
Rusczyk, Richard; Lehoczky, Sandor
This guide is designed to accompany ESPN's SportsFigures video segments which were created to enhance the interest and learning progress of high school students in mathematics, physics, and physical science. Using actual, re-enacted, or staged events, the problems presented in each of the 16 Sports Figures segments illustrate the relationship between a sports situation and the related mathematical or physics principle. Lesson plans include descriptive sections on academic topics, academic courses, athletic activity, problem background, methodology, lesson extensions, and worksheets. The lessons are related to topics on basic statistics, percent, averages, rates, gravitational potential energy, force, velocity, acceleration, torque, Newton's laws, center of gravity, energy, standing waves, pressure, density, aerodynamics, molecules, and basic geometry. Contains an answer key. (DDR)
Descriptors: Algebra, Athletics, Educational Strategies, Energy, Force, General Science, Geometry, High Schools, Learning Strategies, Lesson Plans, Mathematics Instruction, Mechanics (Physics), Physics, Relevance (Education), Science Curriculum
ESPN, Cable in the Classroom Dept., ESPN Plaza, Bristol, CT 06010.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: ESPN, Bristol, CT. Cable in the Classroom.