The cannon balls were made much like spit balls except glue was used instead of spit. The balls were painted so each child had a different color. The first math involved in the testing was measuring. I worked with the kids to mark the distance from the shooting line in increments of meters out to 12 meters.
Sheets for recording the distance were given to each child. Please feel free to print them for personal or classroom use.
Next, each child shot their cannon ball five times and recorded the distance to the nearest meter. After five shots were made the distances were added together and divided by five to find the average distance.
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