King Clutch

3 Act Math

Act 1

1. Who is the most clutch?
2. Write down a guess.

Act 2

3. What information would be useful to figure this out?
4. Write down some questions you have in your head right now.

Playoff Stats

Big Pancakes
Small Pancakes
Pancake Height

Shooting Percentage in the Last 24 Seconds of 4th Quarter

Big Pancakes

Act 3

Common Core Standards
Understand ratio concepts and use ratio reasoning to solve problems.
generate equivalent forms of fractions, decimals, and percents using real-world problems, including problems that involve money
represent mathematical and real-world problems involving ratios and rates using scale factors, tables, graphs, and proportions

Credits: NBA, Ranker

2 thoughts on “King Clutch

  1. Love this problem! To clarify,

    Do the shooting percentages represent successful shots out of a total number of shots, in one playoff season?

    The stats showing 220 games and so on, is that for multiple playoff seasons?

    Thank you in advance!

    1. Thank you for the kind words, Nicole!

      The stats represent the shooting percentage, points, rebounds, and assists for each player’s playoff career. All stats represent multiple playoff seasons (up until 2014 when the lesson was made). Looks like I need to update it again! The results may swing to another player now.

      Let me know if that answers your question!

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