Lesson Plan Title : Dad's Sports Page

Age Range: Grade 3 through grade 5 (Elementary)

Overview and Purpose: Sports are usually a big part of a dad's life. In this activity, the students use the sports page of the newspaper to answer math questions.

Objective: The student will be able to use baseball or football stats to solve math problems.


Stats page from a newspaper (one copy of the page for each student)

Teacher created worksheet


Begin the class by having the students share memories about their dads enjoying their favorite sports. Have the students work in pairs (or alone) to complete the worksheet using the information in the newspaper. Come back together as a class and review the answers.

Sample questions for the worksheet:

1. What was the average of all the baseball scores?

2. List the teams in order of their points from highest to lowest.

Wrap Up:

Students can also use the page to make up one or two of their own questions. The questions can be gathered and used with the stat sheet in the math center for practice.