SuperBowl 2020: The NFL & Percents

SuperBowl 2020: The NFL & Percents
SuperBowl 2020: The NFL & Percents
SuperBowl 2020: The NFL & Percents
SuperBowl 2020: The NFL & Percents
SuperBowl 2020: The NFL & Percents
SuperBowl 2020: The NFL & Percents
SuperBowl 2020: The NFL & Percents
SuperBowl 2020: The NFL & Percents
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Bring math to life through this engaging NFL and Percents activity! Students will love comparing football team records through identifying the win to loss ratios and utilizing proportional reasoning to determine the percent of games won!

The questions in the activity are related to the 2019-2020 NFL Season! Students will also be able to support their 2020 SuperBowl Predictions using mathematical reasoning.

Teacher Notes Included!

The provided teacher notes allow you to easily use this resource as direct instruction or small group activity. You can take it a step further by showing students how to use https://www.espn.com/nfl/standings to find the needed information!

It's Easy to Differentiate!

Simply post the https://www.espn.com/nfl/standings website to Google Classroom and allow your students to select their own teams!

Log in to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Model with mathematics. Mathematically proficient students can apply the mathematics they know to solve problems arising in everyday life, society, and the workplace. In early grades, this might be as simple as writing an addition equation to describe a situation. In middle grades, a student might apply proportional reasoning to plan a school event or analyze a problem in the community. By high school, a student might use geometry to solve a design problem or use a function to describe how one quantity of interest depends on another. Mathematically proficient students who can apply what they know are comfortable making assumptions and approximations to simplify a complicated situation, realizing that these may need revision later. They are able to identify important quantities in a practical situation and map their relationships using such tools as diagrams, two-way tables, graphs, flowcharts and formulas. They can analyze those relationships mathematically to draw conclusions. They routinely interpret their mathematical results in the context of the situation and reflect on whether the results make sense, possibly improving the model if it has not served its purpose.
Reason abstractly and quantitatively. Mathematically proficient students make sense of quantities and their relationships in problem situations. They bring two complementary abilities to bear on problems involving quantitative relationships: the ability to decontextualize-to abstract a given situation and represent it symbolically and manipulate the representing symbols as if they have a life of their own, without necessarily attending to their referents-and the ability to contextualize, to pause as needed during the manipulation process in order to probe into the referents for the symbols involved. Quantitative reasoning entails habits of creating a coherent representation of the problem at hand; considering the units involved; attending to the meaning of quantities, not just how to compute them; and knowing and flexibly using different properties of operations and objects.
Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them. Mathematically proficient students start by explaining to themselves the meaning of a problem and looking for entry points to its solution. They analyze givens, constraints, relationships, and goals. They make conjectures about the form and meaning of the solution and plan a solution pathway rather than simply jumping into a solution attempt. They consider analogous problems, and try special cases and simpler forms of the original problem in order to gain insight into its solution. They monitor and evaluate their progress and change course if necessary. Older students might, depending on the context of the problem, transform algebraic expressions or change the viewing window on their graphing calculator to get the information they need. Mathematically proficient students can explain correspondences between equations, verbal descriptions, tables, and graphs or draw diagrams of important features and relationships, graph data, and search for regularity or trends. Younger students might rely on using concrete objects or pictures to help conceptualize and solve a problem. Mathematically proficient students check their answers to problems using a different method, and they continually ask themselves, "Does this make sense?" They can understand the approaches of others to solving complex problems and identify correspondences between different approaches.
Recognize and represent proportional relationships between quantities.
Find a percent of a quantity as a rate per 100 (e.g., 30% of a quantity means 30/100 times the quantity); solve problems involving finding the whole, given a part and the percent.
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