Squidgie Ball Math is for Elementary and Middle School students.
The game includes math concepts that correspond to the state standards in CT, NY and MA
General Instructions for Playing the Game:
- 2 Players in the game
- 1 player throws the ball
- Opponent throws ball in opposite direction
- Strike zone like in baseball
- Cannot throw to opponent above top of head, below the belt, nor beyond arms length
- If opponent drops squidgy ball, and you catch it, you get point. Vice versa
- Play to 12 points. Whoever gets to 12 wins
- 3-pointer if squidgy ball is hit in air, you catch and opponent drops
- 1 example of percentage is if opponent gets 9 points, you have 3 points, you have
- 1/3 of opponents score, or .3333333…., or 33%
Example of probability is if have bag full of squidgy balls with 6 different colors, what are chances of picking out, without looking, a green squidgy ball and an orange squidgy ball?
There’s a 1/6 chance on first try, then 1/5 after you find the green.
Write as fraction 1/6 or 1/5, multiply the denominators. 1/30 chance of picking a green, then an orange one.
Topics included in game:
- Converting decimals to fractions & percentages, and vice-versa
- Algebraic Expressions