Who Lost More?

You can't lose with a lesson like this! Combining data from a popular weight loss show with problem-solving strategies, the activity focuses on calculating percent decrease. Scholars work together to develop a calculation method before they work with other groups to determine which works best.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Have groups create a graph of the weight loss results of one contestant throughout a season
  • Use the reflection questions in the Teacher's Guide to assess learning
Classroom Considerations

  • The activity requires you to show an episode of The Biggest Loser as an opener, so be sure to locate this and preview it ahead of time
Pros

  • The use of weight loss data is very relatable for pupils in the age group
  • Encourages using multiple approaches to problem-solving and evaluating results
Cons

  • None