What is your favorite sport? Wait, do I mean your favorite sport to play or your favorite sport to watch? Does it matter? Are your favorite to-watch sport and your favorite to-play sport the same sport or different? How does your list of favorite sports to play associate or correlate with your favorite sports to watch?
In this activity students rank a list of sports in order from favorite to play to least favorite to play. Then they rank the same list of sports from favorite to watch to least favorite to watch. Students take the rank for each sport and plot the points on the grid. One example is pictured below.
This activity targets 8th grade and/or high school to scatter plot standards and can be easily adapted for younger students, say 5th grade, to introduce or practice graphing in one quadrant.
The activity: WhatsYourFavoriteSport.pdf
For members we have an editable Word docx and teacher hints and suggestions.
CCSS: 8.SP.1, HSS.ID.B.6
Could also be easily adapted for 5th grade teachers to address 5.G.1, 5.G.2