10 Fantastic Powerpoint Mental Starters to promote Cross Curricular Numeracy. This set looks at Numeracy in PE. Each of the 10 powerpoints has 20 questions, with the answer following each question, so these can be used not only as starter activities, but at any point in the lesson.
They could be used in a mathematics lesson to develop numeracy skills using topics in PE as a backdrop, or alternatively in a PE theory lesson so focus on the numerical elements of some PE topics.
The 10 powerpoints are:
2012 Olympic Medal Bar Chart
This looks at a “triple bar chart” showing the number of gold, silver and bronze medals won by 6 countries in the 2012 Olympic games. There are 20 questions related to this bar chart.
Average Speed
This uses given distances and times for races to calculate the average speed, in metres per second.
Body Mass Index
This gives the BMI formula and students are required, with the aid of a calculator, to calculate BMI values from given data, and determine which weight category this relates to.
Cardiac Output
With the aid of a calculator, students are asked to find the missing values in the Cardiac Output equation given.
Heart Rate Graphs
20 questions for students to answer using the heart rate against time graphs given.
Marathon Fractions and Percentages
From the figures for each marathon race, students are asked to give the fractions and percentages asked in the questions.
Snooker Angles
The animated path of a ball on a snooker table is shown, and students are then asked to calculate angles in straight lines from the given angles.
Sports Equipment Purchases
In each question, a different sports item, together with the cost per item is given, and students are asked to calculate the total cost for purchasing the given number of items.
Sports Pictograms
10 questions each for two different pictograms are given - 20 questions in total.
Swimming Data
A table of swimming data is given, and questions are asked using the data in this table.