Rational Number Word Problem Football Challenge

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Rational Number Word Problem Football Challenge:

If you are looking for some challenging and fun word problems involving rational numbers (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, opposites, and absolute values), this is the product for you! It’s a cold day in December when the Integer City Indulgers come to town to face the Rational Town Rampagers in a critical football game. The coin is tossed, the ball is kicked, and the game is on! Students write and evaluate numerical expressions involving rational numbers to determine rushing yardage, passing yardage, yardage required for a first down, punting yardage, changes in game-time temperatures, etc. They enjoy the creative names of the players as they explore this engaging use of rational numbers in a real-world setting.

Note: This product is a stand-alone product that will later be included in a soon-to-be-released product, Rational Number Rampage. This product will be the successor to Integer Indulgence, Featuring Mr. Number Line and Integer Poetry (an 80 page product which provides a complete unit on integers), and will include a complete unit on comparing, ordering, adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing positive and negative fractions and decimals.

As these rational number problems are meant to be challenging, students who tackle this worksheet should have experience with each of the following:

- Addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of fractions (positive and negative).

- Addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of decimals (positive and negative).

- Converting fluidly between simple fractions and decimals.

- Absolute values and opposites.

- Finding and using the average (mean) of a group of numbers.

A warm-up / review page that addresses the concepts above is provided for any classes that might require it.

Good luck with your use of the Rational Number Word Problem Football Challenge!

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