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Shooting Percentages

This lesson provides an opportunity for students to develop concepts and skills with fractions, decimals, and percentages in the context of shooting baskets. Students take turns tossing a ball into a wastebasket a number of times determined by a random card draw, while other students keep track of the number of shots made. The class processes the data by creating fractions and converting them into decimals and percentages, and then uses them to analyze and interpret the results.
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Contributed by: Laura Jewell - Author, The Math Forum @ Drexel University - Publisher
Math TopicNumber Sense, Decimals, Fractions, Basic Operations, Mathematical Practices, Mathematical Processes, Data and Statistics
Grade Level4, 5, 6+
Resource TypeActivity, Lesson Plans

  • Additional Information
    • AudienceEducator
    • LanguageEnglish (USA)
    • Education Topic
    • Interdisciplinary ConnectionPhysical Education
    • Professional DevelopmentNo
    • ContributorLaura Jewell - Author, The Math Forum @ Drexel University - Publisher
    • Publication Date2011
    • RightsCopyright (c) 1994-2012 Drexel University
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    • AccessFree access
  • Standards
    • Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

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