Footy Maths-Round 7

Realism in mathematics makes maths interesting and engages students in real life problems. Often problems are contrived and have very little meaning to the students. If students enjoy/love football then they will thoroughly enjoy mathematics linked to the weekly games of AFL football.

The purpose of this blog is to give teachers some real up-to-date AFL football problems for students to solve and discuss as part of their mathematics classroom. Also see Footy Fever 2016 ‘Whether they are fanatical about footy or new to the game, your students will be engaged with various aspects of football across the entire season using the Pre Game and The Game liftouts, published inside The West Australian.

This program motivates student learning through engagement with real life content as the season unfolds. Their predictions will be confirmed or unraveled, controversies will be revealed and dissected, and excitement will increase or wane with the highs and lows of the season. Will a local team succeed in bringing home the trophy in 2016?’  http://education.thewest.com.au/resources/footy-fever-2016

Here is a taste of the questions: Can you figure them out?

Question 7: In Round 7 the leading Goal scorer is the Sydney Swans player Lance Franklin. He has kicked 29 goals so far. About how many goals does he kick each week?

If he continues to kick goals at this rate predict how many goals he would kick for the year.

One student said that’s easy it will be 92 goals; the second student said ‘I think it is more like 95’. Who is more accurate? Discuss

Download the worksheet here

Worksheet

 

Remember to improve students’ ability to think mentally and develop quick responses use Dualoh maths card games which embrace complex strategies and increasing levels of difficulty. The key is to KEEP MATHS FUN! For further info about acquiring these card games see the shop

Richard is happy to visit your school and show teachers the benefits of using these maths cards games.
Download a copy of the questions to use in your classroom: Footy Maths Rnd 7

Download the markers guide to use in your classroom: Footy Math marker’s guide

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