NBA Finals, 2016

Celebrate the NBA and NBA Finals by involving your students in interpreting what can be deduced from graphical representations.  In this activity students consider scatter plots, circle graphs, bar graphs, Venn Diagrams and the concept of mean. To start the activity check out the Infographic below.  What do you notice?  What does it make you think?  What questions do you have? How does the average age of  NBA champion teams compare to the league’s average team age?  How can we use this information to help us predict future NBA champs?

Infographic created by Paul Van Slembrouck, @ptvan at paulvanslembrouck.com Original data compiled by Idris Raja. A big thank you to each of you for sharing this!

Continue the exploring NBA championship data in our handout by exploring the dominance of a select few teams in NBA history.  Students work the data, data representations and statistics.  For which kind of observations are circle graphs or bar graphs most useful?  Who has won the most NBA titles NBA history?  Lots of math!

nba-finals2016.pdf

CCSS: 8.SP.1 , 7.SP.4 , 6.SP.3 , 6.SP.5 

For members we have an editable Word docx, an Excel sheet, and solutions.

nba-finals2016.docx     NBA-Championships2016.xlsx    solutions

Want more NBA math?  Who had the greatest NBA season ever?

from Yummy Math http://www.yummymath.com/2016/nba-finals-2016/

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