Classroom Derby

It’s DERBY TIME in the west, to share in the fun and bring to excitement to your classroom it’s time to play CLASSROOM DERBY. If students enjoy/love football then they will thoroughly enjoy mathematics linked to the weekly games of AFL football.

Derby fever has descended on the West, and while tempting to write some math questions about who has the most silverware (Eagles 3, Dockers 0) I have refrained. Fear not if you are in the East there are questions on previous rounds that you can use in your classrooms as well. Realism in mathematics makes maths interesting, engages students and allows them to communicate about real life problems.

Derby 43 is a race to see who can be the ‘Best in the West’. By the way Dockers, the Eagles are still ahead 22-20 in the Western Derby Ledger. Who will win this week? Will the Eagles make it 23-20 in the heads up competition? Remember both teams are coming of loses in Round 2 of season 2016.

Congratulations to Matt Priddis who will play his 200 game for the Eagles. The 31-year-old was deemed as “too slow” to play the hurly burly of AFL. Amazing considering he has won a Brownlow Medal and a Sandover Medal.

Teachers you find real life questions for students to answer about football in the PDF (Classroom Derby) which you can download. The aim of giving you these type of questions is to get the students to solve real life problems, communicate to one another and use basic facts. For students to become more flexible at maths, and see maths in a fun way take a look at the DUALOH card game here or check out our free lesson planners at free resources

Download a copy of the questions to use in your classroom: Classroom Derby

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