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The History of the Tennis Racquet/Racket

PrimaryPrimary MiddleMiddle  High SchoolSecondary

Critical & Creative Thinking
Australian Curriculum General Capability: Critical & Creative Thinking

Literacy
Australian Curriculum General Capability: Literacy

1. Firstly, it would be a good idea to use a large sheet of butcher's paper for this activity.

With a partner, read the following article from The Conversation 22 January 2020 Readand note down any facts and figures relating to the history of rackets in tennis on lined paper to be used next. 

 

The Conversation

 

2. Both of you now read the following article from Tennis Reviewer but this time create a timeline first [on the butcher's paper] so you can put the relevant information onto the timeline as you read. You should create a timeline that is divided into at least 150 years.

Also list the people mentioned in the article like Ken Rosewell [and put onto your lined paper] so you can get images of these people mentioned. Read

Go back to the original article from The Conversation and add information to your timeline.

Tennis Reviewer

On your timeline, you should have:

a. dates

b. facts & figures

c. people mentioned and an image of that person [hopefully with the tennis racket that they played with].

d. terms like graphite should be explained

 

Any win for tennis? Probability [from University of Cambridge's NRICH programme]

High School Secondary

NumeracyAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Numeracy

PhilosophyPhilosophy

TeacherTeacher
Teacher's Notes are available here as part of the University of Cambridge's NRICH programme.

 

1. Go to Any Win for Tennis  

Any win for tennis

2. As a class group, discuss the problem presented here.

 

 

 

 

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