Mathalicious: Bookie Nights

The Super Bowl is one of the year’s biggest events in sports.

It’s also one of the biggest events in gambling. Every January, fans around the world bet millions (billions) on the game. What are bettors betting on, and how have they historically been the most successful?

In this lesson, students add and subtract positive and negative numbers to explore two popular types of bet: the over-under and the spread. Students analyze the results from every Super Bowl to determine which bets have been the most effective and consider the best ways to win big on the big game.


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Math Topics
Addition & Subtraction, Negative Numbers, Sports
6th Grade

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