Sports Leagues Data Handling Investigation

A short investigation that has students finding the number of possible combinations of pairs items from a given set, through listing numbers of games played in different sizes of sports league.

Able students will find the algebraic rule - n(n-1) games when playing home and away - and find the link to triangle numbers when teams only play each other once.

Plenty of possible extensions that I’ll leave up to you!


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Created: Oct 7, 2020

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