Looking for a fun way to incorporate content into the NCAA March Madness Tournament? This multi-day activity combines the fun of the 16 remaining teams with the skills students gather throughout the year. This project combines Math, Social Studies and Science with a dash of college and career planning to boot.
Throughout, students will:
A) Determine the location of each University still standing and graph the data.
B) Investigate the distance from their hometown to each school and order them from least to greatest.
C) Figure out which region of the US each school is in and analyze the role that plays in choosing a school
D) Convert distances in miles to yards, feet and inches. Then order the multiple units together.
E) Map and color code the match-ups in the Sweet 16.
F) Create adding fraction problems using the Win-Loss records of the teams involved. Also, create improper fractions to convert before adding as well.
G) Use their knowledge of climate and ecosystems to pick the right school for various plants and animals to survive.
H) Research information about the schools to create algebraic equations via word problems.
This can be a really fun way to bring together something you and your students like with content review. Please feel free to edit this however you would like. You can just change the teams for most activities to use it again each year. Enjoy, have fun and learn!