## Super Bowl and NFL posts

Use the Super Bowl and Football hype to motivate your students with one of our activities.  Just click on any of the green links to go to that activity & post.

4th down – Use data to analyze whether to “go for it”, punt, or kick a field goal. New!

Super Bowl Numerals - Roman numeral fun.  This is your chance to teach the kids about these funny looking numbers they see once a year! Updated!

Typical Super Bowl scores - mean, median, mode, range and the most meaningful measure of central tendency in each calculation.  Rich open ended questions and problem solving using real data. Updated!

How has the cost of Super Bowl ads changed - Has the cost of a 30-second advertisement grown linearly, exponentially, or what over the last 45 years.  Accessible and appropriate for anyone from 4th through 12th grade.

Cost of Super Bowl ads - scientific notation, cost per second and student’s opinions of the ads. Updated!

And how about some bonus NFL activities:

Watson Saves -Watch the video with your class and use our activity to motivate students to figure out who ran a greater distance by using the Pythagorean Theorem.  In the video Teddy Bruschi says that Watson must have ran about 120 yards, maybe even more.  Use the video and/or our activity to see if Teddy’s estimate is about right.

Losing Teams in the Playoffs A look at the worst teams (by regular season record) to ever make the playoffs in the NFL, NBA and MLB.  Fractions, Ratios, Percent. Updated!

NFL Franchise Values A look at the actual value of each NFL team.  Reading graphs and then looking at the concept of mean through fair sharing or redistributing.  Concepts and authentic data… delicious.

NFL Home field advantage  Students use an infographic to compare NFL team home and away wins.  Students consider the best home team, the best away team and consider if NFL teams really do seem to have a home field advantage.

30. January 2013 by Oldmanmarks and Leslie
Categories: Algebra, Data and Probability, Geometry, Holidays and Annual Events, Number Sense, Sports | 1 comment

### One Comment

1. There are many websites showing the electrical consumption associated with watching the SuperBowl. How about a student exercise that compares the US energy consumption (~60 million households * 200 watts/TV/household * 4 hours) with the in situ energy consumption of the SuperDome, compared with the energy savings of a 34 minute blackout?