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1. 1. <ul><li>Title </li></ul><ul><li>Introduction </li></ul><ul><li>Task </li></ul><ul><li>Process </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluation </li></ul><ul><li>Conclusion </li></ul><ul><li>Credits </li></ul><ul><li>March Madness </li></ul><ul><li>A WebQuest for 5-9 th grade mathematics </li></ul><ul><li>Designed by </li></ul><ul><li>Corey Phillips </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>
2. 2. <ul><li>Introduction- </li></ul><ul><li>It’s the month of March! What does that mean? It means it’s time for NCAA March Madness Basketball! It’s a time of amazing buzzer beaters, upsets, Cinderella’s, and where champions are made. Bracketology is a common part of a fans participation in this amazing tournament. The best way to predict the outcome of the tournament games is to research the teams, conferences, and strengths and weaknesses of the game. This research includes statistical data that will help determine which team is a more dominate team and what teams have the drive and determination to make it all the way! </li></ul>Title Introduction Task Process Evaluation Conclusion Credits
3. 3. <ul><li>Task- </li></ul><ul><li>This webquest looks at college basketball statistics to predict the NCAA March Madness Champions. Mathematics is found in every shot, every pass, and every dribble. You will use the team statistics by using fractions, decimals, and percentages; probability statistics; patterns; and bracketology by relating this amazing time in sports to the even more amazing subject of mathematics. You should be able to explain the importance of mathematics in basketball, also explain any problems with assuming your predictions to be correct in sports. </li></ul>Title Introduction Task Process Evaluation Conclusion Credits
4. 4. <ul><li>Title </li></ul><ul><li>Introduction </li></ul><ul><li>Task </li></ul><ul><li>Process </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluation </li></ul><ul><li>Conclusion </li></ul><ul><li>Credits </li></ul><ul><li>Process- </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Students should be in groups of four. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Get a copy of this year’s NCAA March Madness Basketball Bracket. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The best way to do research for this is to split up the bracket into the four regions; East, Southeast, West and Midwest. Research the teams statistical numbers of; win/loss total, conference win/loss total, percentages of three point field goals and free throws, and points scored/allowed per game. Fill out the table stats for the teams. Compare results. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How do the patterns, percentages, and statistics relate to the predictions you will make? (show all work done) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Find an article on the internet or from a newspaper about a specific team and record the statistics used in the article. From this information explain why mathematics is important in the game of basketball. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>When the tournament is over, explain what predictions in your bracket were wrong and why? (keep in mind, 2008 was the only year in history that all number one seeded teams made it to the final four) </li></ul></ul>
5. 5. Evaluation- (out of 24) Title Introduction Task Process Evaluation Conclusion Credits CATEGORY 4 3 2 1 Group/Team Work Student was an engaged partner, listening to suggestions of others and working cooperatively throughout lesson. Student was an engaged partner but had trouble listening to others and/or working cooperatively. Student cooperated with others, but needed prompting to stay on-task. Student did not work effectively with others. Research Skill Uses complex and refined mathematical reasoning. Uses effective mathematical reasoning Some evidence of mathematical reasoning. Little evidence of mathematical reasoning. Research Understanding The work is presented in a neat, clear, organized fashion that is easy to read. The work is presented in a neat and organized fashion that is usually easy to read. The work is presented in an organized fashion but may be hard to read at times. The work appears sloppy and unorganized. It is hard to know what information goes together. Research Detail Explanation is detailed and clear. Explanation is clear. Explanation is a little difficult to understand, but includes critical components. Explanation is difficult to understand and is missing several components OR was not included. Why Predictions Correct/Incorrect? Explanation shows complete understanding of the mathematical concepts used to solve the problem(s). Explanation shows substantial understanding of the mathematical concepts used to solve the problem(s). Explanation shows some understanding of the mathematical concepts needed to solve the problem(s). Explanation shows very limited understanding of the underlying concepts needed to solve the problem(s) OR is not written. Completion All problems are completed. All but 1 of the problems are completed. All but 2 of the problems are completed. Several of the problems are not completed.
6. 6. <ul><li>Title </li></ul><ul><li>Introduction </li></ul><ul><li>Task </li></ul><ul><li>Process </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluation </li></ul><ul><li>Conclusion </li></ul><ul><li>Credits </li></ul><ul><li>Conclusions- </li></ul><ul><li>Now that you have completed this madness, you can consider yourself a champion in the amazing world of MATHEMATICS. </li></ul><ul><li>Here as some websites to get you started: </li></ul>http://www.ncaa.com/home/ http://sportsline.com/collegebasketball http://www.marchmadness.org/ http://entertainment.howstuffworks.com/march-madness.htm http://sportsline.com/collegebasketball/mayhem/brackets/printable_men http://madness.nbcsports.com/ http://www.betvega.com/march-madness-predictions.html http://www.bracketography.com/ http://sports.espn.go.com/ncb/bracketology http://bracketville.tripod.com/
7. 7. <ul><li>Title </li></ul><ul><li>Introduction </li></ul><ul><li>Task </li></ul><ul><li>Process </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluation </li></ul><ul><li>Conclusion </li></ul><ul><li>Credits </li></ul><ul><li>Credits- </li></ul><ul><li>Special thank you to the following websites for the Pictures: </li></ul><ul><li>www.metropolitanaau.com/girls'_bw_info.htm </li></ul><ul><li>ncaa.sportgraphics.biz/promo/ </li></ul><ul><li>For the latest version of this template and training materials go to The WebQuest Page and The WebQuest Slideshare Group . </li></ul>
8. 8. <ul><li>Title </li></ul><ul><li>Introduction </li></ul><ul><li>Learners </li></ul><ul><li>Standards </li></ul><ul><li>Process </li></ul><ul><li>Resources </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluation </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher Script </li></ul><ul><li>Conclusion </li></ul><ul><li>Credits </li></ul><ul><li>March Madness (Teacher) </li></ul><ul><li>A WebQuest for 5-9 th grade mathematics </li></ul><ul><li>Designed by </li></ul><ul><li>Corey Phillips </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>This WebQuest is a great way to get the students working together. It brings different skills of mathematics into the world of sports. </li></ul><ul><li>Be sure to be enthusiastic and reassuring that they will enjoy this project. </li></ul>
9. 9. <ul><li>Title </li></ul><ul><li>Introduction </li></ul><ul><li>Learners </li></ul><ul><li>Standards </li></ul><ul><li>Process </li></ul><ul><li>Resources </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluation </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher Script </li></ul><ul><li>Conclusion </li></ul><ul><li>Credits </li></ul><ul><li>Introduction- (Teacher) </li></ul><ul><li>It’s the month of March! What does that mean? It means it’s time for NCAA March Madness Basketball! It’s a time of amazing buzzer beaters, upsets, Cinderella’s, and where champions are made. Bracketology is a common part of a fans participation in this amazing tournament. The best way to predict the outcome of the tournament games is to research the teams, conferences, and strengths and weaknesses of the game. This research includes statistical data that will help determine which team is a more dominate team. </li></ul><ul><li>Feel free to give some background details, examples, or tell stories about previous years. </li></ul><ul><li>]This WebQuest is just a fun way to get the students interested in mathematics by using real world examples </li></ul>
10. 10. <ul><li>Title </li></ul><ul><li>Introduction </li></ul><ul><li>Learners </li></ul><ul><li>Standards </li></ul><ul><li>Process </li></ul><ul><li>Resources </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluation </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher Script </li></ul><ul><li>Conclusion </li></ul><ul><li>Credits </li></ul><ul><li>Learners- (Teacher) </li></ul><ul><li>This is for: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Relating Mathematics to March Madness </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Using Statistics to predict the outcome of a basketball game </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Improving computer and networking skills </li></ul></ul><ul><li>It is for: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Any high school mathematics statistics class </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>An easier version is possible for a junior high, or middle school class using fractions </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Prior Knowledge needed: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>How to use statistical data to turn into percentages or decimals. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Computer searching skills </li></ul></ul>
11. 11. <ul><li>Title </li></ul><ul><li>Introduction </li></ul><ul><li>Learners </li></ul><ul><li>Standards </li></ul><ul><li>Process </li></ul><ul><li>Resources </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluation </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher Script </li></ul><ul><li>Conclusion </li></ul><ul><li>Credits </li></ul><ul><li>Mathematics Standards- </li></ul><ul><li>(Teacher) </li></ul><ul><li>Standard 1 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Students develop number sense and use numbers and number relationships in problem-solving situations and communicate the reasoning used in solving these problems. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Standard 3 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Students use data collection and analysis, statistics, and probability in problem-solving situations and communicate the reasoning used in solving these problems. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Standard 5 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Students use a variety of tools and techniques to measure, apply the results in problem-solving situations, and communicate the reasoning used in solving these problems. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Standard 6 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Students link concepts and procedures as they develop and use computational techniques, including estimation, mental arithmetic, paper-and-pencil, calculators, and computers, in problem solving situations and communicate the reasoning used in solving these problems. </li></ul></ul>
12. 12. <ul><li>Title </li></ul><ul><li>Introduction </li></ul><ul><li>Learners </li></ul><ul><li>Standards </li></ul><ul><li>Process </li></ul><ul><li>Resources </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluation </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher Script </li></ul><ul><li>Conclusion </li></ul><ul><li>Credits </li></ul><ul><li>Process- (Teacher) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Students should be in groups of four. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Get a copy of this year’s NCAA March Madness Basketball Bracket. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The best way to do research for this is to split up the bracket into the four regions; East, Southeast, West and Midwest. Research the teams statistical numbers of; win/loss total, conference win/loss total, percentages of three point field goals and free throws, and points scored/allowed per game. Fill out the table stats for the teams. Compare results. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How do the patterns, percentages, and statistics relate to the predictions you will make? (show all work done) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Find an article on the internet or from a newspaper about a specific team and record the statistics used in the article. From this information explain why mathematics is important in the game of basketball. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>When the tournament is over, explain what predictions in your bracket were wrong and why? (keep in mind, 2008 was the only year in history that all number one seeded teams made it to the final four) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A good way to split the groups is to see who follows basketball and make those students the team captain. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Explain that the data found and the work shown needs to be neat and that anything should be typed. </li></ul></ul>
13. 13. <ul><li>Title </li></ul><ul><li>Introduction </li></ul><ul><li>Learners </li></ul><ul><li>Standards </li></ul><ul><li>Process </li></ul><ul><li>Resources </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluation </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher Script </li></ul><ul><li>Conclusion </li></ul><ul><li>Credits </li></ul><ul><li>Resources- (Teacher) </li></ul><ul><li>A background knowledge of NCAA March Madness to answer students questions. </li></ul><ul><li>A computer lab for class time research </li></ul><ul><li>Websites: </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.ncaa.com/home/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://sportsline.com/collegebasketball </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.marchmadness.org/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://entertainment.howstuffworks.com/march-madness.htm </li></ul><ul><li>http://sportsline.com/collegebasketball/mayhem/brackets/printable_men </li></ul><ul><li>http://madness.nbcsports.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.betvega.com/march-madness-predictions.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.bracketography.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://sports.espn.go.com/ncb/bracketology </li></ul><ul><li>http://bracketville.tripod.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>One teacher should be able to handle all the students needs for this WebQuest. (perhaps a computer aid for the lab) </li></ul>
14. 14. <ul><li>Title </li></ul><ul><li>Introduction </li></ul><ul><li>Learners </li></ul><ul><li>Standards </li></ul><ul><li>Process </li></ul><ul><li>Resources </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluation </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher Script </li></ul><ul><li>Conclusion </li></ul><ul><li>Credits </li></ul><ul><li>The evaluation is out of 24, and is broken down into the following categories; Group/Team Work, Research Skill, Research Understanding, Research Detail, Why the predictions were Correct/Incorrect, and Completion. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Notice there is no grading on the accuracy of the bracket, and be sure to discourage betting/gambling. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>See Evaluation page for evaluation table </li></ul>Evaluation- (Teacher) (out of 24)
15. 15. <ul><li>Title </li></ul><ul><li>Introduction </li></ul><ul><li>Learners </li></ul><ul><li>Standards </li></ul><ul><li>Process </li></ul><ul><li>Resources </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluation </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher Script </li></ul><ul><li>Conclusion </li></ul><ul><li>Credits </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher Script- (Teacher) </li></ul><ul><li>Be sure to read through the introduction and stress the relevance of the task to the students. For the process, be sure that they form into correctly sized groups and that they find the correct bracket for the project and determine who is doing which division. Give an example of how to solve for the statistics using actual data. (possibly from your school’s basketball team if available) Explain that they will be graded on the 6 things on the evaluation rubric. </li></ul><ul><li>Make sure that the students can find and use the data correctly for one team before you let them work on their own. (show their work) </li></ul>
16. 16. <ul><li>Title </li></ul><ul><li>Introduction </li></ul><ul><li>Learners </li></ul><ul><li>Standards </li></ul><ul><li>Process </li></ul><ul><li>Resources </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluation </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher Script </li></ul><ul><li>Conclusion </li></ul><ul><li>Credits </li></ul><ul><li>Conclusions- (Teacher) </li></ul><ul><li>Now that you have completed this madness, you can consider yourself a champion in the amazing world of MATHEMATICS. </li></ul><ul><li>The idea of this WebQuest is to keep the world of mathematics interesting to the student. It helps them understand that mathematics is everywhere and it is applied in a variety of different ways. </li></ul>
17. 17. <ul><li>Title </li></ul><ul><li>Introduction </li></ul><ul><li>Learners </li></ul><ul><li>Standards </li></ul><ul><li>Process </li></ul><ul><li>Resources </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluation </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher Script </li></ul><ul><li>Conclusion </li></ul><ul><li>Credits </li></ul><ul><li>Credits- (Teacher) </li></ul><ul><li>Special thank you to the following websites for the Pictures: </li></ul><ul><li>www.metropolitanaau.com/girls'_bw_info.htm </li></ul><ul><li>ncaa.sportgraphics.biz/promo/ </li></ul><ul><li>For the latest version of this template and training materials go to The WebQuest Page and The WebQuest Slideshare Group . </li></ul>