The student mini-golf project combined standards in PE, Math and Technology. Students went through the design process to collectively create a mini-golf course. They began by researching mini golf courses and then brainstorming their own. Student groups used Google Draw to create scale diagrams of their plans. Students used collaboration and creativity to transform their designs into reality using recycled and common materials. Meanwhile, students learned the rules of golf and practiced putting skills to be prepared to play their courses.
When students completed their designs, they completed multiple rounds on their own hole, collecting data of how many strokes were needed. They then averaged their data to determine what par should be assigned to their hole.
The seventh and eighth graders collectively created 18 holes, where they then played the fully created course. This combination across contents opened up a fun experience that students could apply skills they have learned in an engaging way.