LESSON TITLE: Which School Will Produce the Next WNBA Player?
CURRICULUM AREA: Social Studies/ Research
GRADE LEVEL: 6-8
What is the theoretical probability of an ACC player playing in the WNBA?
Find the number of ACC players who play professional basketball.
List the names of the schools. Write the number of basketball players per school.
Research each WNBA team to find out # of players who are from ACC schools.
Create a ratio of number who play professionally to who play collegiate per
Create percentages from this ratio.
Compare/contrast percentages from each ACC school.
State which school has the most players playing professionally and the probability of playing professionally for an ACC player.
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)