Grade: 3-5
Subject: Mathematics


Mathematics, level: 3-5
Posted Sun Jan 16 12:56:58 PST 2011 by Chris (Chris).
Figure Football
Stevens Elementary, Wallingford, USA
Materials Required: paper and pencil
Activity Time: 30 minutes
Concepts Taught: multiplication and averages


Save that Monday Sports section for a fun math activity using football box scores. First, practice multiples by listing each game's final score and asking students to reconstruct how the points were earned. Then throw out some passing and running statistics to compute averages, percentages, and ratios. Try using teams' current records to predict how they'll finish at the end of the sixteen-game season. Finally, create charts based on each team's total accumulated points, points allowed, and win/loss records to determine the strongest divisions in the league.