This NUMB3RS - Season 2 - "Convergence" - Air Hockey lesson plan also includes:
Learn how to use a matrix to organize data to solve a problem. This activity uses wins and losses to rank players for an air hockey tournament they wish to have. After practicing some basic matrix operations the class could do the recommended extension activity based on the current Big Ten results. Of course, you could adapt it to whatever teams and sports are currently happening where you are.