Engage your students in percents as they get excited about March Madness. Is getting a higher seed really an advantage? Use 30 years of data to help determine for which seeds it makes sense to pick an upset.
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Home team advantage?
Ask students whether they think a game played at home gives their team an advantage. If so, how much of an advantage? Enjoy the discussion first, then show them our graphic.
Students use the infographic to compare NFL team home and away wins. They consider the best home team, the best away team and decide if NFL teams really do seem to have a home field advantage.
Does it pay to get educated?
Updated! Why should students do well in school, graduate high school, or go on to college? In this activity median earnings by various education levels are explored. Students compare the earnings of a non-high school grad with workers who graduated…
Moneymaking holiday movies
Which movie do you think is the highest grossing holiday movie of all time? Students analyze holiday movie data. They will round, estimate, compare, calculate percent increase, consider the most appropriate graphical representation and graph the data.
Pixar versus DreamWorks
Animated films are a billion dollar industry. The two biggest producers of animated films are DreamWorks and Pixar. The two have been going head to head for more than ten years now. So how do they stack up to each…
Best Sports City
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…
Occupy Wall Street protest is growing
The Occupy Wall Street (OWS) movement has grown since it began on September 17th. Students can look at charts that show percent mentions of the demonstrations and calculate the percentage of media mentions, percentage of comment growth, and the percentages…
Video game console sales
Updated November 2022! The video game world is constantly changing and improving. With the recent new products like the PlayStation 5 and the Xbox Series X we wondered what are the best selling systems of all time? With that in mind,…