### Numeracy Lesson Ideas

```AFL FOOTY RECORD
NUMERACY LESSON IDEAS ON HOW TO CELEBRATE
AUSTRALIAN FOOTBALL IN THE CLASSROOM
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AFL FOOTY
RECORD
FOCUS AREA
1. ROUND QUICK
FACTS
SYNOPSIS
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2. ROUND QUICK
FACTS
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3. ROUND QUICK
FACTS
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4. CLUB HISTORY
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Using the numbers in quick facts put them all in order for
that round. Which number is the biggest, smallest, which
numbers can you write, which numbers can you read. Order
the numbers from biggest to smallest as well as smallest to
biggest?
Use the digits in the number of games played to make the
biggest and smallest numbers you can.
Make any of the numbers using digits cut out of the
newspaper.
Use base 10 blocks to make, the number of games played,
highest number of goals scored, highest number of points
scored.
TARGETED
YEAR
LEVEL/S
Years P-2
Number and
place value
Calculate the difference between the biggest score and the
smallest score for that round.
Using the highest score for that round what other
combinations of goals and points could give the same
number of points scored?
What was the largest number of goals scored by a player in
the round? How many points would that number of goals
have been? What might the team score have been?
Years 3-5
Number and
Algebra
What is the mean for attendances for the number of games
played at that round since 2002?
If since 2002 there have been 72 games in this given round
what might the mean, median and mode of attendance be
for that period?
Graph the percentage of that rounds form for each team.
Use the information for round form to plot win/loss
comparisons.
Years 6-9
Number and
Algebra,
Statistics
Which player has played the most games for the club? How
many different ways can you show that number?
Put the games records held in guernsey numbers in order
from grestest to littlest.
For the top number of goals scored by a player in one game
how many goals might they have kicked in each quarter
Years P-2
Number and
Algebra
5. CLUB HISTORY
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6. CLUB HISTORY
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7. MATCH CENTRE
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8. MATCH CENTRE
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9. PLAYER
PERFORMANCE
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10. HARVEY
NORMAN
NATIONAL
SCROEBOARD
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11. HARVEY
NORMAN
NATIONAL
SCROEBOARD
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12. HARVEY
NORMAN
NATIONAL
SCROEBOARD
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13. PLAYER LIST
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Put the most games played on a number line.
How many goals have the top goal kickers scored in total?
What might the scores have been for each quarter in the
team’s highest score?
Put the clubs head to head record in a side by side column
graph showing wins and losses.
What is the mean, median and mode for club membership
over the last 10 years.
For the overall games record what is the percentage of wins
and what is the percentage of losses.
For each of the tipsters which team do they think will win by
the most number of points?
Which games do they think will be closest in score?
For one of the games if the tipster’s prediction was right
what might the score for the game have been?
For each of the tipsters what is the mean, median and mode
for the points difference for the week?
If the tipster’s prediction was right for all games what might
the score for each quarter have been?
If your life depended on it who would you want to be kicking
for goal and why?
Is the average for hand ball efficiency of the defenders in the
team you’re looking at better or worse than the average of
defenders in the AFL?
Is the average for kicking efficiency of the midfielders in the
team you’re looking at better or worse than the average of
midfielders in the AFL?
Is the average disposal efficiency for this team better or
worse than the average disposal efficiency for the AFL?
In the SANFL/VFL or other state league competition which
player scored the most goals? How many might he have
scored in each quarter?
If during the last four weeks the player scored 16 goals in all
how many goals might he have scored in each of those four
weeks?
Pick one of the leagues across Australia, order the winning
teams from highest to lowest score.
Which player in the league scored the most number of goals
for that round?
Years 3-5
Number and
Algebra
Years 6-9
Number and
Algebra
Statistics
Years P-2
Years 3-5
Number and
Algebra
Years 6-9
Statistics and
Probability
Years 6-9
Number and
Algebra
Statistics
Years P-2
Number and
Algebra
Statistics
Years 3-5
Number and
Algebra
Statistics
Pick one of the leagues across Australia, list the margins from
highest to lowest; what is the average winning margin?
Graph the goals scored in a particular league for the week.
Which game across Australia was the furthest from the MCG?
Approximately how far away was it?
From the player list pick your favourite player. What number
are they, how many different ways can you show that
number?
How many players have a number lower than that number?
How many players have a number higher than that number?
Years 6-9
Number and
Algebra
Measurement
and Statistics
Years P-2
Number and
algebra
14. PLAYER LIST
15. PLAYER LIST
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16. FRONT COVER
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17. FRONT COVER
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18. FRONT COVER
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19. AFL UMPIRES
2012
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20. AFL UMPIRES
2012
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21. AFL UMPIRES
2012
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Who is the oldest and who is the youngest players in the list?
Pick 10 players and order them any way you like? (age,
height, weight, games played, place recruited etc)
Put players who have played more than 100 games in order.
Are any of the players twice your height?
What is the median, mean and mode of the height, weight or
age of the players in the team?
Pick the 10 players with the highest number of games played
and graph them comparing their weight and height.
Compare one player’s height to yours. How many of you
would make the height of that player.
If you were to buy the RECORD what coins would you use to
pay for it?
Design a coin that has you favourite player on it. Make sure
all the other standards are also on the coin like what it is
worth and when it was made.
Years 3-5
Number and
Algebra
Measurement
and Statistics
Years 6-9
Number and
Algebra
Measurement
and Statistics
Years P-2
Number and
Algebra
How long was it to your next birthday from the date of this
RECORD?
If you paid for the RECORD using a number of the same coins
how many different ways could you have paid for it and how
many coins would you have used for each example?
Design a new Australian note that features and Australian
Rules Footballer.
Create a budget for a day out for you and your family to the
football. Research and include all costs that would be
involved including purchasing the RECORD. How would you
pay for the experience?
Pick umpires so that their numbers combined make
combinations to 10, 20 or 30.
Pick an umpire and with a partner take it in turns to roll a die
and add the totals until you have made the number of games
he has umpired. The person to roll the last number wins.
Put the umpires in order of games officiated in.
Graph the umpires who have umpired in finals showing the
number of finals they have been in.
Pick the umpires who have umpired finals, how many home
and away fixtures have they officiated in?
What is the mean, median and mode of the number of games
officiated in by the umpiring panel?
Who is the most experienced umpire? Using the game total
put his career on a time line showing when he might have
started umpiring and how many games each year he may
have officiated in.
Years 3-5
Number and
Algebra
Measurement
and Statistics
Years 6-9
Number and
Algebra
Measurement
and Statistics
Number and
Algebra
KEY:
AC – Australian Curriculum
Maths StrandsNumber and Algebra
Measurement and Geometry
Statistics and Probability
Years P-2
Years 3-5
Number and
Algebra
Years 6-9
Number and
Algebra
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