Your School’s Athletic Director Needs Your Mathematical Input!

This Your School’s Athletic Director Needs Your Mathematical Input! performance task also includes:

Cover the field. Pairs investigate two different rolls of astroturf to cover a football field. The learners determine which type of roll is the most cost effective. Scholars write letters to the athletic director explaining their recommendations.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Ask the athletic director of the school to present the problem to the class
  • Provide other options of figures in rolls that end up with waste
Classroom Considerations
  • Individuals should be able to calculate areas
Pros
  • Includes a sample letter
  • Contains a rubric for scoring
Cons
  • None