Effectively Address Academic and Athletic Fundamentals
Student - Athlete
I am a South Carolina School Teacher and Running Speed Coach, whose passion is helping students and student-athletes to succeed. Using your computer's mouse to point under "Student" in the "Student - Athlete" title above, and maybe moving the pointer down a bit over the first two sentences, should show you a menu for the pages of this website. The two links that are above the images to the left are links to what I consider to be the most important pages on this website, and you may want to check them out.
The main theme of this website is to support the success of student-athletes of all ages. The math game concept I created is for elementary school age students, but there is academic and athletic information for all ages throughout this website. I dispense a lot of information in my blogs. To read my blogs requires a one-time registration giving an email and choosing a password. This is an anti-spam measure that Wix chose.
I'm also available to conduct free track workouts at the University of South Carolina's track on weekends (Columbia). My plan is to help enter athletes in track meets for those interested. I also like helping athletes that want to improve speed for sports other than track and field. Contact info is on my Speed Coach page.
To the left are images that represent my efforts to provide a fun math assessment tool for elementary school students. I call the concept "Math Facts Sports". The first two images are from my "Math Facts Football" mobile game. I say the game is an assessment tool because it begins with the most basic low-level fundamentals, ie; adding and subtracting 1 and 2 from numbers, and at the ensuing levels players are presented with progressively higher-level equations representing addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division, including word problems. After a second mistake is made the level starts over. An objective is to identify where the student needs help, and hopefully the student will want to work to improve, if for no other reason, to be able to more successfully play the game.
An exciting development is that the game was recently added to Amazon's App Store. Although a mobile game, being in Amazon's App Store allows the game to be downloaded and played on Amazon's Fire TV using the television's remote and/or a game controller. Being in Amazon's Store also allows the game to be played on personal computers using Windows 11! The bottom line is to try to provide as many appealing options as possible for students to want to practice math. The two books below this paragraph are two awesome books recommended to me by our school's math specialist.
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The third, fourth, and fifth images to the left are from my Lesson Activity Materials inventory. For, elementary schools, childcare, Home School and youth organizations that generate some student interest in Math Facts Sports by introducing their students to the mobile game, and/or Lesson Materials by showing them videos like this, I'm willing to donate Math Facts Football Playing Surface so they may be distributed to students as awards, gifts, etc..., ideally before the Christmas Break. There are 0-20 Number Line, 200 Chart, and Multiplication Table Playing surfaces, 30 surfaces per pack. I'm willing to donate one pack of each type of playing surface to each school or organization, 90 playing surfaces total. Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if interested.
In addition to the playing surfaces, my Teachers Pay Teachers Store has free downloads to create game pieces as seen in this video, as well as other Math Facts Sports Downloads. The affiliate link below this paragraph can be used to purchase game materials to compliment the lesson activities.
Although it is vitally important for promising young athletes to be well grounded in their sports fundamentals, parents must understand the role that academics plays in maximizing future athletic opportunities. Check out this Teacher-Parent-Coach page for "my take" on how teachers, parents, and coaches may work together to provide great support for young student-athletes.
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