Friday, March 1, 2013

March Madness

In honor of the first day of March, today I am giving away this FREE story about March Madness.  My kids participate in basketball for Special Olympics, so we LOVE basketball.  Every year, we follow the March Madness basketball tournament in our classroom.  Some of our more advanced students keep their own brackets and we even have a poster sized bracket that we hang in the hallway.  

We usually review the scores the day after the games.  Either we look them up on the internet or I tell them the scores and they have to update their brackets.  Using the March Madness bracket is an awesome way to work on "more" and "less" math skills. 

"If Team A has 45 points and Team B had 30 point, who had more?  Who won?"  Questions like these are so hard for my students to answer, so why not address it through a more motivating topic?!  

Click here to get your copy of the March Madness social story.  Sorry, brackets aren't out until later this month, or I would have included that for you as well!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the freebie, Hailey - our school does a "March Madness" student/staff basketball game tourney every Friday afternoon in March, so this will be a great intro/connection for my students, most of whom don't watch the actual tourney at home.