Type:

Lesson Plan, Manual

Description:

In the 2005 Conference-USA Tournament game, Memphis player Darius Washington Jr. was fouled at the buzzer during a three-point shot. With his team down by two to Louisville, he stepped up to the foul line for three shots.In this lesson, students will compute the probabilities of a win, loss, or tie for Memphis. They will also determine whether or not it was smart for Louisville to foul at the buzzer, and will investigate the conditions when fouling at the buzzer in a close game makes sense

Subjects:

  • Mathematics > General
  • Mathematics > Applied Mathematics
  • Mathematics > Data Analysis & Probability
  • Mathematics > Estimation
  • Mathematics > Number Sense & Operations
  • Mathematics > Problem Solving
  • Mathematics > Statistics

Education Levels:

  • Grade 6
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 8
  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12

Keywords:

conditional compound probability independent events real-world math application problem solving critical thinking algebraic expressions Bernoulli trials basketball Common Core State Standards CCSS

Language:

English

Access Privileges:

Public - Available to anyone

License Deed:

Creative Commons Attribution 3.0
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Curriki Rating
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3
On a scale of 0 to 3

This resource was reviewed using the Curriki Review rubric and received an overall Curriki Review System rating of 3, as of 2011-10-14.

Component Ratings:

Technical Completeness: 3
Content Accuracy: 3
Appropriate Pedagogy: 3

Reviewer Comments:

Fun, real-world problem solving approach to computing probabilities.
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