Words with Friends™ Unit Overview

Mathematical Investigation


Utilizing technologies that are common to student’s everyday lives provides a creative outlet for instruction and allows students to see mathematics in the world around them. This unit was developed to use the iPhone, iPad, or iTouch application called Words with Friends by Newtoy Inc., similar to the classic board game Scrabble®, as a means of investigating mathematics through collecting data and problem solving. The lessons in this unit are designed for sequential delivery.


Mathematical Content

Lesson 1 Lesson 2
  • Data Collection
  • Problem Solving
  • Data Analysis
  • Measures of Central Tendencies
  • Graphing: Histograms, Bar Graphs
  • Problem Solving
Lesson 3 Lesson 4
  • Data Analysis
  • Graphing: Scatter Plots
  • Regression Analysis: Line of Best Fit
  • Probability
  • Problem Solving
  • Data Analysis
  • Circle Graphs: Percent and Degrees of a Circle
  • Problem Solving

College and Career Readiness Standards (CCRS)

Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)