Longest overtime NHL games in history
Did you know that Stanley Cup Playoff matches can last a really long time? There are not a lot of goals scored in a hockey match and a playoff game can not be finished as a tie. This has resulted in some very long playoff and Stanley Cup matches.
Spoil your students with some authentic learning as they explore real NHL game data and use proportional reasoning. Students learn about the length of the longest hockey matches in history and then try to determine how long it would have taken to watch them (TV time vs. game time). Knowing that a regulation 60 minute NHL match takes around 2.5 hours to play, can students figure out how long it took to play out the longest games in NHL (or any of the major sports for that matter) history?
Students will work with proportional reasoning along with some time conversions in this activity. As demonstrated in our solutions we encourage the use of ratio tables in this activity, which can be an intuitive way for students to solve ratio and proportion problems. This activity is perfect for the during the NHL season or during the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
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CCSS: 3.MD.1, 4.MD.2, 5.MD.1, 6.RP.1, 6.RP.3, 6.EE.6, 6.EE.7, 6.SP.3, 7.RP.2, 7.RP.3