Last year I started to create an eBook for use in my athletics sessions to support the numeracy in PE. It occured to me that athletics lent itself really well to a whole range of numeracy skills but having paper copies of sheets around the track useually led to a litter issue rather than a learning opportunity.
The book was to be a support book where the numeracy skills should lead to more engagement in the session and hopefully lead to students developing a greater knowledge around the disciplines.
The first draft was not very good, it had the information but was not a useful book as students were unable to write in the book. Over the last year I have learnt more about iBook author and have developed widgets that now enable the book to be more in line with what my vision was.
The book looks at three areas of numeracy in PE that the students can engage in whilst learning the different skills involved in athletics, speed, average and angles are all covered and the book offers some support and guidance to the students as they work out their answers.
If you are a school with iPads that the students can use this eBook may be of use to you whilst delivering your athletics programme. if iPads are being shared it should be noted that by taking a screen shot you will be able to keep a record of multiple students records.
The original book
The updated version
The book is now available to download on the iBookstore, I would love to hear from people if they are using it with students and even get some pics of it in use.