Who Can Leap the Farthest?

Who Can Leap the Farthest Bar Graph
Get math skills hopping with this fun, full-body activity!

You'll Need

  • Measuring tape or yard/meter stick
  • Paper
  • Pencil

Time

30 minutes


By Tiffany Sakaguchi
LeapFrog Learning Expert

As the mathematics expert on LeapFrog’s Learning Team, Tiffany specializes in developing curricula that promote student growth and mathematical fluency. Before joining LeapFrog, Tiffany was a curriculum developer for Amazon Education and a mathematics teacher in Virginia. Tiffany earned her Bachelor of Science in mathematics from James Madison University and her Master of Arts in Education from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

Have a contest to see who can leap or jump the farthest. Have each person jump as far as they can from a starting point. Measure and record each distance. Discuss the data by comparing the lengths or ordering the lengths from smallest to largest. You can also create a bar graph with the data to represent it visually.

As an extension, research how far other animals can jump (frogs, kangaroos, etc.) and compare the distances to your results. This is a great way to incorporate physical activity and mathematics skills while celebrating leap day!