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Gaining or Loosing Yards in Football

Published on 09/28/2006

Activity Overview

This activity will allow students to use the football field as an interactive model for adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing integers. Many students are familiar with the gain or lost of yards in the game of football, however most students do not realize that addition and subtraction of integers take place while watching a football game.

Before the Activity

Before starting the activity, the teacher must load the football field as a background image. Once the image is loaded as the background, the teacher must edit the window settings, the y-min. should be -4, the y-max 24, the x-min to -70 and x-max to 70.

During the Activity

In the attachment, the teacher will find the detailed lesson plan and the Recording Sheet to use for the lesson.

After the Activity

Review student answers:

  • As a class, discuss questions that appeared to be more challenging
  • Re-teach concepts as necessary