Technically the Kansas track is not very interesting; but at four weeks into the Chase, some drivers may be getting rather desperate to improve their position in the Points Standings. Historically if one isn’t in the top four in points by the end of the fourth race, then the probability of winning the championship in nearly nil. Teams use graphs to track the progress each week. This is also the first year of the new points system which harshly penalizes mistakes. Students will use graphs to analyze the data and make predictions about how to win the Sprint Cup championship.
Before the Activity
Download the TNS file and make it available to students.
During the Activity
All instructions required for the activity are included in the attached document.
After the Activity
Evaluate student understanding and reteach concepts as needed.