Runners carry baton 661km for charity




This article, while being relatively accessible to readers with limited literacy skills, requires students to think mathematically in order to make sense of what they are reading. The article provides primary school students with the opportunity to do a lot of practical work, to taking maths out of the classroom and relating it to their own experiences. It could be a starting point for students to organise their own fun run, integrating maths with physical education in a meaningful way.

(Written by Andrea Porte, BTeach student, University of Tasmania, 2001)


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