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Clinching First Place: Calculating the Magic Number

Robert J., Quinn 

October 2000, Volume 6, Issue 2, Page 86

Abstract:
Students apply their mathematical intuition to determine win-loss possibilities of teams in a sports league. Students develop a formula for calculating the magic number for clinching first place. Lesson plan included.

Keywords:
Article
Grades 6-8
Algorithms
Teacher
Lesson Plans
Modeling
Problem Solving / Problem Posing