Mathematics and the Wii ™ Unit Overview

The lessons presented in this unit were a springboard for the publication, Investigating Middle School Mathematics: Classroom Lessons Using Wii Sports® by Christina Gawlik. Information about this teacher resource can be found at https://www.createspace.com/3695735 and on its accompanying facebook page.  

Mathematical Investigation

Overview

Utilizing technologies that are common to students provides a creative outlet for instruction and allows students to see mathematics in the world around them. This multi-day unit was developed to use with the Wii gaming system as a means of investigating mathematics through data collection and problem solving. (Note: The lessons within this unit can be taught independently of one another.)

Mathematical Content

Lesson 1 – Baseball Lesson 2 – Bowling
  • Data Collection
  • Data Analysis
  • Converting Fractions, Decimals, and Percents
  • Problem Solving
  • Proportions
  • Circle Graphs
  •  Data Collection
  • Data Analysis
  • Mean
  • Median
  • Converting Ratios, Decimals, and Percents
  • Scatter Plots
  • Line Plots
  • Percents
  • Problem Solving

 

Lesson 3 – Tennis Lesson 4 – Golf
  • Data Collection
  • Data Analysis
  • Mean
  • Range
  • Stem-and-Leaf Plots
  • Box-and-Whisker Plots
  • Fractions
  • Percents
  • Problem Solving
  • Data Collection
  • Data Analysis
  • Measures of Central Tendencies
  • Graphical Representations of Data
  •  Scatter Plot
  • Problem Solving

 

College and Career Readiness Standards (CCRS)

Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)

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