# Category Archives for Sports

## NFL Home Field Advantage?

When you look at the visual what do you see?  What does it make you think?  What do you wonder? In this activity students use an infographic to compare NFL team home and away wins.  Students consider the best home … Continue reading

23. September 2012 by oldmanmarks
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## U.S. Open 2012

The U.S. Open is underway now in New York City.  It is possibly the biggest tennis tournament in the world. We’ve focused on the prize money in the tournament and along the way students will work with patterns, use number … Continue reading

26. August 2012 by oldmanmarks
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## Appalachian Trail turns 75

In 1937 the Appalachian Trail, a 2,180 mile footpath extending from Georgia to Maine, was completed.  August, 2012 marks its 75th year of existance. As summer vacations end and schools begin, your students might still be involved in hiking.  In … Continue reading

15. August 2012 by Oldmanmarks and Leslie
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## Olympic Reflection

I was thinking about what it must feel like to be an athlete coming home from the Olympics without a medal. Surely most of the Olympians come home without medals. What are some of the numbers? Calculate the percentages.  Talk … Continue reading

13. August 2012 by Leslie
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## Olympic schedule

I found this graphic online that should help me figure out when to try to watch an Olympic event on any day.  The chart seems a little confusing.  Can your students help me figure it out? OlympicSchedule.pdf For members we … Continue reading

05. August 2012 by Oldmanmarks and Leslie
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## Perfect 10

The high score of a gymnastic routine used to be 10 but the rules have changed.  Watch the video below to see Nadia Comanici perform the first ever perfect Olympic routine in the 1976 Olympics. But the scoring has changed dramatically. … Continue reading

20. July 2012 by Leslie
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## Souvenirs and Concessions

Brian has introduced systems of equations with easy, motivating problems that deal with the cost of stadium purchases for food or souvenirs. These systems of equations puzzles are so intuitive that very little support will be needed from the teacher. … Continue reading

13. June 2012 by Oldmanmarks and Leslie
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## Odds on winning the Triple Crown

I’ll Have Another How do you calculate compound probability?  Skip the betting odds and deal only with the odds that one horse could win 3 amazing races.  June 9th is the Belmont Stakes race … the last race in the … Continue reading

04. June 2012 by Leslie
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## NBA Finals

Celebrate the NBA and NBA Finals by involving your students in interpreting what can be deduced from graphical representations.  In this activity students consider scatter plots, circle graphs, bar graphs, Venn Diagrams and the concept of mean. To start the … Continue reading

31. May 2012 by Oldmanmarks and Leslie
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## Triple Crown

I’ll Have Another I’ll Have Another won the Preakness !!!!  Belmont Stakes is next on June 9th. May 19th will be the running of the Preakness thoroughbred horse race. The Preakness is the second race of the Triple Crown. Hopefully we’ll … Continue reading

17. May 2012 by Leslie
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## 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 … Continue reading

13. May 2012 by oldmanmarks
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## Watson save

We can’t get enough NFL.  Check out the video above that revisits a truly great NFL playoff play. In the 2005 AFC divisional championship game between the New England Patriots and the Denver Broncos, Benjamin Watson stopped a touchdown in … Continue reading

22. April 2012 by Oldmanmarks and Leslie
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## On Pace

Albert Pujols, an eleven year veteran ball player with the St. Louis Cardinals, just signed a ten-year, \$240 million dollar contract with the Los Angeles Angles.  Albert has been one of  the best offensive players in baseball during his career. … Continue reading

07. April 2012 by oldmanmarks
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## Big Bucks

Peyton Manning and Albert Pujols signed big contracts during the winter of 2011-2012, paying each of them millions.  Lets take a look at some of the world’s biggest sports contracts from the NBA, the NFL, MLB and European Football (what … Continue reading

25. March 2012 by oldmanmarks
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