Frisbee (or disc) golf is a fun way for the whole family to get some low-intensity activity on pleasant sunny days. And while a “normal” game of disc golf sharpens hand/eye coordination and visual/spatial skills, it’s easy to sprinkle in some math practice with a few flash cards in the back pocket (separate decks for each kid)…and level the playing field a bit between your body smart, picture smart and numbers smart kids at the same time.

  1. Decide on the math skill that each family member is going to work on (including the grownups!) and make up 25 flash cards with both equations and answers, then head to an open space with at least one frisbee, but optimally with one frisbee per person.
  2. Together, plot out a course/sequence of six object “holes” at which the Frisbee will be aimed. The objects can be anything from trees to jackets to cones…as long as the “hole” doesn’t move during play.
  1. Once the course is decided, players must answer a flash card correctly to take a turn attempting to hit the targets with the Frisbee.
  2. If answered incorrectly, the player doesn’t get to throw the frisbee, but the turn is still counted on the score card.
Scoring (example score card below)
  1. Each turn (whether the frisbee is thrown or not) counts as a tally mark for each player.
  2. The player who completes the course in the fewest number of throws wins the day.
  3. Depending on the age/skill levels of the players, you can always give the players handicaps.
Red Jacket Pine Tree Blue Sweater Stump Orange Cone Park Bench Total
Mom I I I I I I I I I I I I I 13
Dad I I I I I I I I I I I 11
Brother I I I I I I I I I I I 11
Sister I I I I I I I I I I I I 12
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