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NUMB3RS - Season 3 - "Contenders" - Choosing Contenders

Activity Overview

In "Contenders," the FBI asks Charlie and Amita to look at official league rankings of each fighter and compare them with their own 'rankings,' created using the skill levels and past performances of each fighter. They find that one fighter has had an easy path to the championship because this fighter is always up against opponents who are weaker than he is.
Students use two 'rankings' to determine a rating for each team in the NFC of the NFL in the 2006 season.

Before the Activity

Download the attached PDF and look over the Teacher Page.

During the Activity

Discuss the materials from the Student Page with your class.

After the Activity

Encourage students to explore web sites and questions from the Extensions Page.