…e by to make enough pretzel bites, and multiplying and reducing fractions. 5.NF.3, 5.NF.6, 5.NF.7, 6.NS, 6.RP.1, 6.RP.2, 6.RP.3, 7.G, 7.NS Will Punxsutawney Phil see his shadow? – The relative frequency of the groundhog’s accurate forecasts. 7.SP.5, 7.SP.6, 7.SP.7 More Football activities Home Team Advantage – Students study the data from a graphic to verify whether there is or is not a home team advantage. 6.RP.1, 6.RP.2, 6.RP.3, 7.SP.4 Big Bucks – Students look at various sport’s contracts… 0, 80

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# NFL Math Activities

…l in the end zone from the two yard line. Teams have been successful at two-point conversions in the past about 50% of the time and 53% of the time after the first two weeks of the NFL season. So we ask students, which does it make more sense to do? 7.SP.6, 7.SP.7, HSS.MD.B.5, HSS.MD.B.6, HSS.MD.B.7 Watson saves – Benjamin Watson stopped a touchdown in the last instant of a game by running diagonally across the entire field. How far did he run? Teddy Braschi said that he must have run 120… 0, 74

# Games with dice

…ttom of this post. You might use this dice simulator with the class to help students better understand that as sample size increases, experimental probability should get closer and closer to theoretical probability. games_with_dice.pdf CCSS: 7.SP.5, 7.SP.6, 7.SP.7, 7.SP.8, S-MD.1, S-MD.5, S-MD.6 Here are game boards for playing Skunk: SKUNK_GAME_BOARDS.pdf For members we have an editable Word doc and solutions. games_with_dice.doc games-with-dice-solutions.pdf SKUNK game directions: Each letter… 0, 11

# 3 winners on the Price is Right – what are the chances?

…$1.00 in their Spin-Off spin, they still get a $1,000 cash bonus and a bonus spin. http://priceisright.wikia.com/wiki/Showcase_Showdown What are the chances of this happening, of all three contestants hitting $1,000? Extension: This game has been played about 8,000 times as of fall 2016 and this reportedly the first time this is ever happened. How often should this event mathematically happen? The activity: thepriceisright.pdf CCSS: 7.SP.5, 7.SP.6, 7.SP.7, 7.SP.8, HSS.CP.B.9 For members we… 0, 10

# Extra Point or 2-Point Conversion?

…king in this way or toward some other productive strategy. Finally, students consider how they could change the point value of the two-point conversion or change the line of scrimmage of either play to make the expected value of both plays nearly equal. The activity: Extra-point-or-two-point-conversion.pdf For members we have an editable Word docx and solutions. Extra-point-or-two-point-conversion.docx Extra-point-or-two-point-conversion-solution.pdf CCSS: 7.SP.6, 7.SP.7, HSS.MD.B.5, HSS.MD.B.6… 0, 8

# Will Phil see his shadow?

…utawney Phil will again, with great ceremony, come out of his burrow and look for his shadow. There’s nothing like a cute animal picture to make your students smile as they calculate the relative frequency of Phil’s upcoming prediction. groundhog-day2017.pdf For members we have an editable Word doc and solutions. groundhog-day2017.docx groundhog-day2017-solution.pdf CCSS: 7.SP.5, 7.SP.6, 7.SP.7… 0, 8

# 7.SP.6

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