In December the soccer teams with the strongest world rankings were chosen to play in the once-every-4-years World Cup. The team rankings are calculated in a pretty complex manner.
How are the 32 teams selected? Students can explore the ranking formula and do their own calculations to rank teams. Does it all seem fair?
The activity: Part-I-WorldCupRanking.pdf
For members we have an editable docx and solutions.
CCSS: 5.OA, 5.NBT, 5.NF.B, 6.NS.B, 6.EE, 6.SP, 7.EE, 8.F, 8.SP, HSA