# Tag Archives for sports

## March Madness is here again

March Madness is the big 68 team college basketball tournament that takes over our TV viewing during the weekends of March. School and office friends are filling out brackets.  Engage your students in probability, combinations, operations with scientific notation, and … Continue reading

23. March 2013 by oldmanmarks
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## Cost of Super Bowl ads 2013

Let your students practice using scientific notation as they calculate the incredible cost of Super Bowl commercials. After working with these costs, students share their memories of the ads, express their opinions about them and decide who the marketing was … Continue reading

29. January 2013 by Oldmanmarks and Leslie
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## Losing team in the playoffs 2013

In the 2011-2012 NFL season Tim Tebow and the Denver Broncos made the playoffs without a winning record and advanced in a thriller of a game by beating the Steelers.  Even though the Broncos did not have a winning record … Continue reading

04. January 2013 by Oldmanmarks and Leslie
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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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## 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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## 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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March Madness is upon us.  Selection Sunday was March 11th and the first round of playoffs is March 13th and 14th. Engage your students in probability, combinations, operations with scientific notation, and percents as they get excited about March Madness. … Continue reading

14. March 2012 by oldmanmarks
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## Linsanity

Jeremy Lin is the New York Knicks most startling player.  His story is exciting in that he graduated from Harvard in 2010 and was not immediately drafted into the NBA.  At first he was playing in the NBA Development League … Continue reading

27. February 2012 by oldmanmarks
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## Cost of Super bowl ads

Let your students practice using scientific notation as they calculate the incredible cost of Super Bowl commercials. After working with these costs, students share their memories of the ads, express their opinions about them and decide who the marketing was … Continue reading

01. February 2012 by Leslie
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## Losing team in the playoffs

In the 2011-2012 NFL season Tim Tebow and the Denver Broncos made the playoffs without a winning record and have advanced in another thriller of a game by beating the Steelers.  Even though the Broncos did not have a winning … Continue reading

08. January 2012 by Oldmanmarks and Leslie
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## NFL Franchise Values

Time for some data analysis centered around the NFL.   Brian has created a new investigation that links student’s for football with their ability to read and interpret bar graphs.  He asks students to compare the value of NFL franchises … Continue reading

11. September 2011 by Leslie
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## The U.S. Open Tennis Tournament

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

04. September 2011 by Leslie

## Typical Super Bowl scores

Do Super Bowl games tend to have typical scores? Are there usual point spreads between the losing and winning teams? In Brian’s latest creation, students study historical Super Bowl data to reflect on average (mean, median, and mode) losing scores, … Continue reading

27. January 2011 by Leslie
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## A losing team in the playoffs

The Seattle Seahawks just made the NFL playoffs with a losing record. They are the first NFL team to do so in a non-strike year. Let your students explore other teams in the three major sports who have made their … Continue reading

06. January 2011 by Leslie
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