1. Topic

Teaching fourth grade students to be able to effectively and respectfully
participate in a physical education activity while at the same time
helping them to quickly recall their multiplication and division for
this lesson. 


2. Content

Physical education activity integrating fourth grade multiplication
and division math concepts to this lesson. 


3. Goals: Aims/Outcomes

1.Improve movement competency of students while participating in
a physical education activity.
2.Improve physical fitness of students
3.Improve the ability of students to quickly recall their multiplication
and division facts. 


4. Objectives

1.To assure that students exhibit responsible and respectful behavior
towards themselves and others during this lesson.
2.To improve the physical fitness of students while working with other
students in this lesson.
3.Improve the ability of students to quickly recall their multiplication
and division facts during this lesson. 


5. Materials and Aids

A beach ball, a tennis ball, a soccer ball, a plastic bucket, pieces
of paper with multiplication and division facts written on them (for
placing in the plastic bucket), a radio with a CD player, CDs of child
safe and age appropriate music(math facts or a song about being healthy),
a piece of paper on a clip board and a pencil for keeping track of
scores. 


6. Procedures/Methods

A. Introduction
1.The teacher will take the students out to the playground where
they will all form into a large circle on the grass and sit down an
arms length away from each other. Two students will help the teacher
to carry materials for the lesson outside. While the students are
sitting down, the teacher will explain the lesson and the rules to
the students.
2.The teacher will reiterate the importance of every student exhibiting
respectful and responsible behavior to themselves and each other.
3.The teacher will have a quick demonstration of the lesson to the
to students so that they understand what their teacher expects them
to do during the lesson. During this demonstration, the teacher will
also show the students how he/she expects the students to properly
pass the ball to their classmates. The teacher will then ask the students
if they have any questions before they get started with the lesson. 


B. Development
1.The teacher will have the students to stand up, still staying
in their large circle. The teacher will hand one of the balls to a
student standing in the circle. The teacher will start playing the
music CD in the radio.
2.As the music on the radio plays, the student with the ball will
appropriately pass the ball to one of their classmates who will then
pass the ball to another classmate and they will continue passing
the ball to various classmates until the music stops.
3.When the music stops, the ball stays in the hands of the student
holding it. The student that is holding the ball when the music stops
is the student that will walk over to the plastic bucket that will
be sitting right next to the teacher, and they will pick a piece of
paper out of the bucket. The piece of paper will have a math problem
on it. The student will tell the teacher what the answer to the math
problem is. If the student gets the problem correct, the teacher will
put one point next to their name on the score paper but if the student
gets the answer to the math problem incorrect, they get an x next
to their name (the teacher will also note on their paper, what problem
each student misses). The student that was holding the ball gets back
in the circle and the student that was standing to the left of that
student will then get a chance to answer the math question. If the
student gets the problem correct, they get a point next to their name
but if they get the problem incorrect, they get an x by their name
as well. That piece of paper with the math problem written on it will
go into the second plastic bucket that will be sitting on the opposite
side of the teacher. The student that had the ball will pass it to
another student and the game will continue.
After the students have been playing for about fifteen minutes, they
will stop the game and pick the second physical education ball. Fifteen
minutes after that, that ball will be put down and the third physical
education ball will then be put into the game. 


C. Practice
1.The teacher will monitor how the students throw each ball, to
see if they are throwing them appropriately.
2.The teacher will monitor the students' respectfulness towards themselves
and others during this lesson.
3.The teacher will monitor the strengths and weaknesses of each student
regarding their physical fitness skills, their social skills, and
their math skills. The teacher will skillfully bring in any correction
where needed. 


D. Independent Practice
1.The teacher will have students demonstrate their throwing abilities
of each of the three balls at different distances to note progress
that they have made.
2.The teacher will give students timed math worksheets with multiplication
and division problems on them to see if they progressed in the time
it takes them to recall these facts.
3.The teacher will give students opportunities throughout each day
to work on their social skills, and he/she will monitor how they treat
each other/ 


E. Accommodations (Differentiated Instruction)
1.If the weather does not permit the class to complete this lesson
outside, they can either complete it in the gymnasium or in the classroom. 


F. Checking for understanding
1.Teacher will explain the lesson to the students in clear detail
before they begin, they will then answer any questions the students
may have regarding the lesson before they begin.
2.The teacher will monitor entire lesson including whether students
are throwing the various balls correctly, if they are practicing appropriate
social skills towards themselves and others, and showing an understanding
of the math concepts that they are using when answering the math problems.
3.Throughout the lesson, the teacher will answer any questions the
students may have and they will monitor the lesson while it is taking
place as well. 


G. Closure
1.Final physical education test on the physical activity that students
worked on during this lesson.
2.Final timed math test including multiplication and division problems
that the students covered in this lesson. 


7. Evaluation

1.The teacher will look at the notes they wrote on each student
at the beginning of this lesson versus the notes they wrote on each
student at the end of the lesson and compare them to see how much
each student progressed.
2.The notes the teacher will take on each student include their physical
activity progress, their social progress, and their progress concerning
their accuracy and quick recall of their multiplication and division
problems. 


8. Teacher Reflection

*Different music that is age appropriate and acceptable.
*Students may be able to work in groups next time when they move to
double and triple digit math problems.
*Change up physical activity (kick ball). 

