Big Bucks

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Giancarlo Stanton and Wayne Rooney

Giancarlo Stanton and Wayne Rooney signed big contracts recently, paying each of them millions.  Lets take a look at some of the world's biggest sports contracts from the NBA, NHL, NFL, MLB and European Football (what Americans call soccer).  We often hear about big player contracts, sometimes over 100 million or even 200 million dollars!  But who makes the most per year?  In this activity, with a twist on unit rate, students find the average pay per year or "unit rate of pay" for a collection of highly paid athletes. Students think about unit rate, proportionality, slope and the relationship between multiplication and division.

The activity: big-bucks2016.pdf

For members we have an editable Word docx and solutions.

              big-bucks2016.docx        big-bucks-solutions2016.pdf

CCSS: 6.RP.2, 6.RP.3, 7.RP.2, 8.EE.5

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