Education Technology

Scoring a Touchdown With Football and Math

Technology: TI-84 Plus family, TI-Nspire™ Technology
Topic: Teaching Resources
Speakers: Brad Posnansk

Do your students ever wonder if they have what it takes to become a professional football player?

Join this webinar to explore a football-related activity investigating how player attributes relate to the position a player might play and the success of draft choices before they even begin practice. Learn where to get data on professional football players' height, weight, speed and other attributes that will be interesting to students and spark discussions about accuracy.

The presenter will:

  • Show how to put data in lists and make visual representations of the data including histograms and box plots
  • Discuss measure of center and measures of spread and how you can use those to analyze data
  • Explore outliers and how they affect the data set

Use this activity to engage students with their own chosen data sets, as they can analyze and compare player attributes from different teams, positions, and even students in their own classroom.

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