Students are partners and are assigned the role of Mathlete
for a relay. Partner sets are given one problem to solve. The Mathlete
is responsible for doing all the writing (the Coach
cannot touch the “equipment”). The Coach
is allowed to use words to help the Mathlete
solve the problem. When the solution pathway and answer are documented on the relay card, the Mathlete
brings up the card to the Referee (teacher). If it is correct, they receive the next card. Roles in the partner group may or may not be switched depending on how the partners were assigned. In some cases, two different levels of relay cards could be used in the activity to differentiate.
Focus Math Practices: 1, 2, 3, 6