By ADRIENNE CRISSMAN
Fourth-grade students at West Boulevard Elementary School designed their perfect fantasy football teams during Draft Day Sept. 12.
The students were given the values of real players and allotted $40 million dollars to create a roster.
Lee Christman, fourth-grade teacher, said Draft Day incorporates math concepts into a fun activity that the children can relate to.
They used basic math skills such as rounding, adding large number, mean, median, mode, range, averaging and estimating to complete their roster. They then use the data throughout the first half of the year.
“They’ll use the data until January to put inside graphs,” said Christman. “They do basic data collecting.”
Christman said the activity isn’t just for boys.
“The girls really end up loving it,” said Christman. “For the last two years girls have won the competition.”
Every Thursday the students will add up their points for the week. At the end of the season, the top three students from each class will receive a prize, donated from local sports bars.
Al Cervello, principal, said Draft Day is a great thing for the students.
“They get so excited about doing math and don’t even realize it,” said Cervello.
Cervello said the activity stresses two-communication between the school and the parents.
“Everyone works together as a team,” said Cervello.