This term in Year Four we have been doing Footy Maths every Monday. Eight teams were formed and named. A draft was held and each team selected eight players from the current AFL roster. Each week they select their five best performing players from the weekend and work out their score based on their statistics. The calculations take about 20 minutes. The ladder is updated and the fixture for next week is posted. The boys need to be accurate with their calculations as penalties apply for any errors. They have learned about some complex mathematical concepts such as calculating percentages and creating Excel Spreadsheets.
by John Bonnyman, Boys’ Year 4 Teacher