Skill: Focus
Drill: Math Kicks
Equipment needed: One kicking target per line
Instructors needed: 1 per Line
Description: In this drill the students will solve a simple math problem and then kick the target equal to the sum of the math problem. This is a great way to teach your students math!
Teaching SKILLZ:
Teaching SKILLZ: CHOICES – The instructor can ask the student if they want an easy, medium, or hard question, or the instructor can ask if they would like addition or subtraction. By asking this, the student will feel more excited to do the drill because they had power in choosing what they had to do.
Brain SKILLZ: SPEED OF PROCESSING – The student must be able to hear the math problem and solve it as quickly as they can, and complete the amount of kicks.
Step 1
Divide your students into several lines with no more than four to a line.
Step 2 – Setting Up the Drill:
The first student in line will have to solve a simple math problem.
Step 3 – Explain the Rules:
  • For example: What is 2 + 2? Stick with math problems that only include numbers 1 – 5.
  • Many of your younger students will have a hard time figuring them out, so show them how to use their fingers to add.
  • Once they solve the problem, have them kick the target equal to the sum of the math problem.
  • Continue until each student has at least three turns.
Step 4 – Takeaways:
  • Work on quickly solving math problems and applying the answers.
Step 5
  • You can add variety by changing the technique to a different kick, strike, or even block.
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