Growth Hack Your Favorite Team

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This FutureFit Project is a supplemental project-based lesson covering collection, analysis, and display of data using graphs and charts. It is designed to supplement a 12-15 unit middle school mathematics unit on Measurement and Data while also incorporating social-emotional learning and 21st Century skills and concepts.

Grades
5 |
6 |
7
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Mathematical graph of exponential growth
Female Hockey Players

OVERVIEW:

This FutureFit Project is designed to supplement a standard 12-15 unit lesson for 5th-7th grade Mathematics by offering a unique project that ties together the core academic concepts (displaying data with graphs and charts) with a set of FutureFit social-emotional and 21st Century skills.

STUDENT/GROUP OUTPUT:

Using data collected and analyzed from various sources, students will develop a promotional plan to "growth hack" the attendance, ticket sales, and revenue for their favorite sports team.

SUGGESTED SUBJECT PREREQUISITES:

It is suggested that students should have familiarity with the following subject material as background for this lesson:

  • Converting like measurement units within a given measurement system
  • Representing and interpreting data
  • A basic understanding of statistical variability
  • Understanding of common multiplication and division strategies

SEQUENCE AND PACING

This project-based lesson includes enough material for use in five 45-minutes periods of instruction. If a more focused lesson is appropriate, select the 3-day Short Lesson. The Concept Check version provides activities which reinforce the core math concepts.

TECHNOLOGY RESOURCES (suggested):

  • Internet access
  • Spreadsheet software for charting/graphing (Microsoft Excel, Google Sheets)

STANDARDS ALIGNMENT

These activities support the following standards for mathematical practice:

  • CCSS: Grade 5, Measurement and Data
  • CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.5.MD.A.1
  • CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.5.MD.B.2
  • CCSS: Grade 6, Develop Understanding of Statistical Variability
  • CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.6.SP.A.1
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