Swimming

Swimming

by Cecilia Minden
     
 

Competitive swimming requires a lot of time in the pool practicing strokes. Did you know it also requires math skills? From measuring distances and keeping track of time to comparing results, look inside to discover the connections between math and swimming.  See more details below

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Competitive swimming requires a lot of time in the pool practicing strokes. Did you know it also requires math skills? From measuring distances and keeping track of time to comparing results, look inside to discover the connections between math and swimming.

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School Library Journal

Gr 4-6

Accurate and concise, these well-written books do an excellent job of explaining without confusing and will serve as great introductions to the individual sports as well as adequate complements to math lessons. Concepts discussed include the dimensions of playing spaces, keeping score, and statistics. One or two math problems are posed per chapter, with the answers provided in an appendix. Each chapter contains several photographs with meaningful captions that enhance the text - for example, a picture of a tennis court is helpful in understanding the rules. These are appealing books for students interested in sports. There isn't an abundance of math here, but the link to real-world applications is helpful.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781602792463
Publisher:
Cherry Lake Publishing
Publication date:
08/01/2008
Series:
21st Century Skills Library: Real World Math Series
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
7.60(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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