Flicking Football Fun

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Young mathematicians fold and flick their way to a deeper understanding of statistics with a fun, hands-on math unit. Over the course of four lessons, students use paper footballs to generate data as they learn how to create line plots, calculate mean, median, mode, and much more.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Insert this lesson series into an upper-elementary or middle school probability and statistics unit
  • Have student glue the "What Makes a Good Line Plot" cards into their math note-books as a reference
  • Place the vocabulary cards on a math bulletin board, or use magnets to display them on the class whiteboard during math lessons
  • Pre- and post-assessments are included with their corresponding answer keys
  • Unit includes vocabulary cards for key statistical terms, each offering a supporting example
  • Multiple worksheets are provided to support activities in each lesson
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