Best Sports City

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  • My friend from Boston created this list of cities that had won championships (in the last 10 years) in the four major national leagues.
  • What does this list make you wonder?
  • Which city has the best teams?  How do you know?
  • NYC has a total of eight teams in these four leagues.  Does that affect how often they show up on the lists?
  • How often should a city with pro sports teams win a championship?
  • Which cities are winning more championships than expected?
  • Did my friend use data that slanted his outcome towards Boston?
Student Handout: best-sports-city.pdf
For members we have an editable Word doc and solutions.
CCSS: 6.SP, 6.RP, 7.RP, 7.SP, 8.SP
Extension: Have kids go back past ten years to analyze the success of their city's sports teams.  All info is readily available at Wikipedia.  For example, simply search list of Super Bowl Champions.

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