Hot Dog Eating

This Hot Dog Eating activity & project also includes:

It's extremely important to pace yourself. Scholars watch portions of a video of the 2014 Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest. Using pictures that show one contestant's number of hot dogs at various times, they use rates to estimate how many hot dogs the contestant consumes by the end of the contest.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Have learners research hot dog eating rates for more recent contests
Classroom Considerations
  • Pupils should have knowledge of rates
  • Familiarity with regression lines is beneficial
Pros
  • A video clip of an actual event makes math relevant
Cons
  • Video quality is extremely poor