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Who Won It?

Who Won It?

‘Who won it?’ uses statistics in sport as a means of exploring data analysis. The activity centres on a contest between students to discover the final winner of a fictitious championship in two sports, Australian Rules football and Rugby League. ‘Who won it?’ introduces students to statistics and their practical application outside the classroom.

Activity overview

Choose Australian Rules or Rugby League as the focus game. The activity can be run as one lesson or over a series of lessons to suit your class or timetable. The amount of detail provided at each stage will vary according to your class needs.

Approximate timing

General introduction: 10 minutes

  • Explain statistical rules, and how they apply to sports
  • Statistical Rules and Glossary List can be used for more explanation/information
  • Do the worked example together as a class

Playing the games: 25 minutes

  • Work through the matches for Weeks 1- 4 to find out the Championship winners

Closure: 10 minutes

  • Check students’ knowledge of statistics and understanding of how maths and statistics in sports work.
  • Re-reach any concepts that are still unclear.
  • Use the ‘Working with Statistics’ handout to give more information and in-depth explanation of the mathematics behind the activities.

Resources

This lesson has been designed for flexibility across a range of developmental needs and can be conducted using the PowerPoint slides, and/or student handouts.

If you have PowerPoint capabilities in your classroom, teachers can use the PowerPoint slides to run the lesson. The ‘Statistical Rules and Glossary List’ and ‘Working with Statistics’ handouts provide more information and in-depth explanation of the mathematics behind the activities.

If you don’t have PowerPoint capabilities in your classroom, teachers can print the PowerPoint slides with notes and use them as a lesson guide. To play the games on paper, print out the four weeks of competition and play on paper. Students can work in groups, pairs or individually.

The ‘Statistical Rules and Glossary List’ and ‘Working with Statistics’ handouts provide more information and in depth explanation of the mathematics behind the activities.

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Name Class Section
Document Who Won It – Australian Rules File 1
Document Who Won It Rugby League File 1