Basketball Shots

Shoot for greater understanding of systems. Pupils watch a short video of a man attempting basketball shots, both one-point free throws and two-point field goals. Given the total number of shots and total number of points made, viewers determine the number of each type of shot.

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CCSS: Designed
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Instructional Ideas
  • Use the sequel activity as homework
  • Team up with a physical education teacher to have the class try out the activity
Classroom Considerations
  • Scholars should have experience with systems of equations
Pros
  • Answer is available as a video clip
Cons
  • Only one situation to consider