Basketball Math

This Basketball Math performance task also includes:

Shoot for a better knowledge of optimization strategies. During the first part of the task, scholars use given basketball shooting percentages for different players to predict the winner by examining systems of inequalities. For the second part of the task, they actually determine their own shooting percentages and see which classmate would win a shooting game.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Team up with a physical education teacher for the second part of the activity
Classroom Considerations
  • Learners should be able to graph systems of linear inequalities
  • Knowledge of optimization is necessary
  • Provides data recording sheets
  • Includes a sample response
  • None
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