The Biggest Loser

Sometimes losing is actually winning! Learners use a proportional analysis to compare percent weight loss of contestants on The Biggest Loser. The resource provides data and clips from the show to facilitate the lesson.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Extend the lesson to have pupils write linear systems to compare weight loss of the two contestants
  • Incorporate data from other shows for further analysis
Classroom Considerations

  • Expects pupils to use proportions proficiently
Pros

  • Includes teaching notes to help plan the lesson
  • Provides an answer document
Cons

  • None