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Math: Math in Basketball

Following a profile of Elton Brand, an accomplished basketball player who uses math in his work, students are presented with a mathematical basketball challenge. In the challenge, students focus on understanding the Big Ideas of Algebra: patterns, relationships, equivalence, and linearity; learn to use a variety of representations, including modeling with variables; build connections between numeric and algebraic expressions; and use what they have learned previously about number and operations, measurement, proportionality, and discrete mathematics as applications of algebra.

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