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ERIC Number: EJ1174770
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jan
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1073-5836
Jump as Far as You Can [Problem Solvers: Problem]
Bofferding, Laura; Yigit, Melike
Teaching Children Mathematics, v20 n5 p282-286 Dec 2013
The standing long jump was an Olympic event until 1912. In 1904, Ray Ewry set the world record for the longest standing long jump, which was about 11.5 feet, or 138 inches. Although the standing long jump is no longer an Olympic event, the Norwegians still include it in their National Competition, and Arne Tvervaag set a new world record at about 12 feet, or 144 inches, on November 11, 1968. The standing long jump was used as the inspiration for this month's Problem Solvers activity. In this activity, students will jump as far as they can from a standing position and measure the distance by using different units, such as cubes, feet, and inches. An activity sheet and appendix are included. [For a related article, see EJ1174771.]
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
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