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• Updated:  20 Feb 2023

Tame the March “Mathness” by solving problems and analyzing data with an exciting basketball-themed interactive activity.

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teaching resource

• Updated:  20 Feb 2023

Tame the March “Mathness” by solving problems and analyzing data with an exciting basketball-themed interactive activity.

• Pages:  1 Page

Tame the March “Mathness” by solving problems and analyzing data with an exciting basketball-themed interactive activity.

## Tip-Off Test Prep! National “Math-ketball” Championships

It’s tip-off time, and we’re headed into test prep season. No one says you have to use boring old workbooks and slides to review your math content…so why not make it a competition with our “MARCH MATHNESS”  Interactive Basketball Championship.

## Use Basketball Statistics to Boost Problem Solving Skills

This engaging, interactive simulation activity takes students through a Basketball bracket during the Championship season. The session begins with students using multi-digit multiplication and division to determine the winners in each bracket, leading to the final four, final two, and league championship. From there, students engage in the following activities

• Analyze basketball team statistics to complete a data table and answer questions to determine the MVP players for three teams.
• Use data from the Tournament Bracket to determine the ranking of different teams based on information such as points earned, games played,etc.
• Use data from overall project to determine which player will be named MVP over the entire tournament.

This resource provides practice with different operations for fourth and fifth grade students, and can easily be edited to meet the needs of your specific students.

This resource was created by Lorin Davies,  a teacher in Texas and Teach Starter Collaborator.

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