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LESSON TITLE: Which School Will Produce the Next WNBA Player?

CURRICULUM AREA: Social Studies/ Research

GRADE LEVEL: 6-8

ESSENTIAL QUESTION:

What is the theoretical probability of an ACC player playing in the WNBA?

ACTIVITY SUMMARY:

Find the number of ACC players who play professional basketball.

ACTIVATING STRATEGIES:

List the names of the schools. Write the number of basketball players per school.

METHODS:

  • 1)

    Research each WNBA team to find out # of players who are from ACC schools.

  • 2)

    Create a ratio of number who play professionally to who play collegiate per

school.

  • 3)

    Create percentages from this ratio.

  • 4)

    Compare/contrast percentages from each ACC school.

SUMMARY STRATEGIES:

State which school has the most players playing professionally and the probability of playing professionally for an ACC player.

RESOURCES:

Internet and newspaper. WNBA.com and ACC.com (computer access)

RE-TEACHING AND ENRICHMENT ACTIVITIES:

Variations: If no student access to computer: Teacher gathers data from WNBA.com and ACC.com and makes a transparency or provides copies of data. Re-teach: Teacher-directed lesson (Use transparency)

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