Even before your students check out the graphic below, ask them whether they think a game played at home gives their team an advantage. If so, how much of an advantage? Enjoy the discussion first. Then show the graphic.
In this activity students use an infographic to compare NFL team home and away wins. Students consider the best home team, the best away team and consider if NFL teams really do seem to have a home field advantage. FYI: NFL teams play 8 home and 8 away games each season (not including any playoff games).
For members we have an editable Word doc, solutions and an Excel sheet with the 32 teams’ data and a chart.
Students may engage in the following CCSS: 6.RP.1, 6.RP.2, 6.RP.3, 7.SP.4
from Yummy Math http://www.yummymath.com/2017/home-team-advantage/