Parkour Geometry Word Problem Worksheet

Worksheet Description

This worksheet presents a series of geometry word problems set in the context of parkour, an urban athletic activity that involves moving rapidly and efficiently through an environment by running, jumping, and climbing. The problems require students to apply geometric concepts to calculate areas, perimeters, circumferences, and volumes of various shapes that one might encounter in a parkour setting, such as rectangular obstacles, circular platforms, and cylindrical pipes. Students are asked to solve for these measurements given specific dimensions related to parkour activities.

The purpose of the worksheet is to help students learn and apply geometric formulas in a fun and dynamic context. It teaches them how to calculate the area of squares, rectangles, and triangles, the circumference of circles, the perimeter of various shapes, and the volume of cylinders. This worksheet aims to enhance the students’ spatial reasoning and their ability to visualize and solve real-world problems using geometry. By connecting math concepts to the physically engaging activity of parkour, it also seeks to make learning more relevant and engaging for students.

Example Problems

1. A parkour athlete is jumping over a rectangular obstacle that is 2 meters long and 1 meter wide. Calculate the area of the path the athlete takes while clearing the obstacle in square meters.

2. A parkour enthusiast is practicing on a circular platform with a radius of 5 meters. Determine the circumference of the platform’s edge in meters.

3. A parkour competition includes a rectangular obstacle course with dimensions 20 feet by 10 feet. Calculate the perimeter of the course in feet.

4. A parkour athlete is running along the sides of a square rooftop with sides measuring 12 feet each. Calculate the perimeter of the rooftop’s edge in feet.

5. A parkour practitioner is vaulting over a semi-circular rail with a radius of 4 meters. Determine the length of the rail’s curve in meters.

6. A parkour athlete is performing tricks on a triangular platform with sides of 8 meters each. Calculate the area of the platform in square meters.

7. A parkour course features a circular pit with a diameter of 6 meters. Calculate the area of the pit in square meters.