Bouncing Around!

Written by Breyatta George

On September 4, 2015, students in Mr.Ledford’s 1st period did a unit conversion activity to convert units. This fun activity involves students trying to estimate how long, wide, and tall Mr.Ledford’s classroom is and how many tennis balls could fit in it.

Students were enjoying the activity.

“We learned real life stages that can help in buying carpet or wallpaper,” says Hannah Hatcher.

Kamryn Lane measures the height of her partner during the lesson.
photo by L. Hyslop           Kamryn Lane measures the height of her partner, Abigail Rimmer, during the lesson. Lane shared her approach to the math problem: “I used my height as a measurement; I thought about how many Kamryns could fit in this room.”

“I used my height as a measurement; I thought about how many Kamryns could fit in the room,” said Kamryn Lane.

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photo by L. Hyslop         Aaliyah Herren and Alicia Rosa work together on their calculations.

Also, Ledford’s students got some help from Mrs. Tomlinson’s and Ms. Chittick’s classes as a perk of the Bounce Around program. Tomlinson thinks that the activity is very beneficial to all students: “The Bounce Around Program is a program for our students with exceptionalities. It allows our students to be more involved with their peers.” 

photo by L. Hyslop
photo by L. Hyslop                                                 Skyler Reynolds and Daniel Gyorfi listen closely as Coach Ledford goes over the assignment.

Coach Ledford thinks it’s a success and that it will be beneficial in real life: “It has a lot of real world application; you can use this activity to measure the carpet, they can use it to do house projects, if you are pouring concrete, they also get to work on their critical thinking. There’s lots of different ways to measure the room, lots of ways you could have done this, lots of thought processes going on. I think they enjoyed it and they had a good time with this activity.”

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