GOAL- The students will examine how everyday mathematical concepts, such as comparing, ordering, and rounding whole numbers and decimals apply to sports in the real world.
ROLE- You and your friends will be newspaper sportswriters and create an article about a recent game using numerical data, either real or fictional.
AUDIENCE- You will be reporting your results to your classmate and your teacher.
SITUATION- Students will be divided into groups according to which sports they like. They will search through newspapers, magazines, and other reference sources to collect numerical data about sports and players. They will convert decimals, fractions and percents; put numbers in order according to highest averages descending to lowest average and round to the greatest place value.
PRODUCT/PERFORMANCE- You will describe the games action, statistical highlights, and individual’s salaries. Students will use note cards to convert fractions and percents into decimals and round. You will create an article, which will include a list comparing individual player’s statistics and salaries, put them in order according to their averages and percentages. Last, the student will present results to the class.
Sports Rubric |
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CATEGORY |
4 Exemplary |
3 Proficient |
2 Acceptable |
1 Limited |
Mathematical Concept: Decimals Fractions Place Value |
Exhibits complete understanding of the mathematical concept used to solve the
problem(s). |
Exhibits basic under- standing of the mathematical concept used to solve the problem(s). |
Exhibits some understanding of the
mathematical concept used to solve the problem(s). |
Shows lack of understanding of the
mathematical concept. |
Explanation |
Exhibits strong math reasoning skills in
explaining how data was completed. |
Exhibits good reasoning skills in explaining how the data was completed. |
May have some difficulty explaining how the data was
completed. |
Does not understand how to explain data. |
Neatness and Organization |
The work is presented in a neat, clear,
organized fashion that is easy to read. |
The work is presented in a neat and
organized fashion that is usually easy to read. |
The work is presented in an organized fashion but may be hard to read at times. |
The work appears sloppy and unorganized. It
is hard to know what information goes together. |
Content Accuracy |
Fully completes each task correctly. |
Completes most of the task correctly. |
Completes the task but may contain some computational
errors. |
Shows limited understanding of task. |