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Fantasy Football and Mathematics Score Touchdowns with Students

Daniel Flockhart 

September 2006, Volume 12, Issue 2, Page 74

Abstract:
How Fantasy Football curriculum can be used to motivate students. Not only does the unit empower students by allowing them to work collaboratively and manage their own team, it also emphasizes core mathematics concepts of fractions/decimals/percents, linear equations, ratios and proportions, collecting data, and making depictions. Includes sample handouts and examples of student work.

Keywords:
Article
Grades 6-8
Data Analysis & Statistics
Numbers and Operations
Teacher
Lesson Plans
Modeling
Skill and Fluency
Problem Solving / Problem Posing
Professional Development / Teacher Education
Student Work
Representation