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Transcript of Webquest
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The road to the final four
Congratulations! Your basketball team has been chosen to compete in a basketball tournament . As a team of four officials from your school, you are responsible for making the final preparations for this exciting journey. There will be four roles for you to choose from: Athletic Director, Statistician, Public Relations Director, and Assistant Coach.
Click on the video to watch the current standing and the 2014 March Madness tournament process.
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Each student will be graded individually on their portion of the final project. Part of their individual grade will be based on completion of the final project by the group. Each of the roles has a task that they must complete, print, and transfer to a poster for their group.
Below are scoring guides that can be used to evaluate each task for each role.
Click on the basketball to find the scoring guide.
I hope your team made it to the Final tournament. As the Athletic Director, Statistician, Public Relations Director, and Assistant Coach for your team, the preparations for the trip are complete..
Your group should have completed a poster that included the airfare and hotel costs, a comparison of your team's stats and the stats from last year's final four teams, a page about your school for the program, and the tournament bracket with your predictions.
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Your role as the Public Relations Director will be to create a page for the tournament program about your school. You will be using excel to construct your page.You will need to include the following information on your page:
The name of your school
A map of the United States with the location of your school indicated.
A picture of your campus.
A picture of your mascot.
A short paragraph about your the history of your school and the Tournament
Where on the move
ROLE #1: Athletic Director
ROLE #2: Statistician
ROLE #3: Public Relations Director
ROLE #4: Assistant Coach
Your team has made it to final Basketball Tournament. As officials of the athletic department for your school you are responsible for making the plans for your team to attend the tournament. Travel plans will need to be made, statistics will need to be gathered, possible opponents need to be studied, and a program page will need to be created. We want to make this a great experience for your athletes and coaching staff. Does your team have what it takes to make it to the Final Four??
First you'll be assigned to a team of 4 students.
As a team you will be assigned a basketball team that is participating in the NCAA Division 1 tournament.
Each student will choose one of the 4 roles.
You will then need to click on the basketball in front of your role to continue the WebQuest.
You will find links in your folder that will help you accomplish your given task.
After each role has completed their task, your original group will come back together to complete the final project.
Process : Your Role
Your role will be to make the travel arrangements for your team. You will need to make airline and hotel reservations.
First you will need to determine the cities in which your team will be playing. To do this first you need to find if your team is in the West, East, Midwest, or South Regional.
1.) Click on the basketball below to get this video information.
Next you will need to find the cost of airline tickets for your team to a.) the 1st and 2nd round game site b.) to the regional site c.) to the final four site.
Your next job is to find the cost of the hotels for each city in which your team will be traveling. Click on the hotel to find the cost per night per room
When you have completed the table of costs for room and board for your team, you need to print a final copy. This will be attached to your group poster. http://warrensburg.k12.mo.us/webquest/basketball/ticket.html
Role: The Statistician
Your role as a statistician will be to compare the statistics for your basketball team with the statistics of the Final Four Teams from the Tournament.
You will need to find the following statistics for your team:
1. Average points scored per game
2. Average points scored by opponents per game
3. Field goal percentage
4. Free throw percentage
5. Three point goal percentage
6. Average turnovers per game
7. Average steals per game
8. Average blocked shot per game
To find the statistics for the final teams click on the basketball player.
The head coach has asked you to predict the schools that you might be playing. You are going to find the bracket for the tournament and predict the results of each game. To print a copy of the tournament bracket, click on the basketball
You will need to turn in your bracket before the tournament actually begins. I will return them after the championship has been decided and you will then figure your score.
Beginning 1 Developing 2 Accomplished 3 Exemplary 4
Student will complete their roles in the tournament
1. Costs were not accurate. Mistakes were made in calculations.
2. Cost of ticket was accurate but several mistakes made in calculations.
3. Cost of a single ticket was accurate and most calculations were correct.
4. Cost of a single ticket was accurate and all calculations were correc
Student will find and record needed statistics for their assigned team.
1. Statistics were inaccurate or incomplete.
2. Most statistics were gathered but not all accurate.
3.All statistics were gathered but not all accurate.
4 All statistics were gathered and accurate
The student will be using math and communication arts skills in this lesson. Standards that would be addressed are:
1 Speaking and writing standard English (including grammar, usage, punctuation, spelling, capitalization)
2. Comprehending and evaluating the content and artistic aspects of oral and visual presentations
Math -Addition, subtraction, multiplication and division; other number sense, including numeration and estimation; and the application of these operations and concepts in the workplace and other situations
Math - Data analysis, probability and statistics
Social Studies - 5 The major elements of geographical study and analysis (such as location, place, movement, regions)