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Oct. 6 Math Mystery Year Puzzle: Michael Jordan's First Retirement from the NBA
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Oct. 6 Math Mystery Year Puzzle: Michael Jordan's First Retirement from the NBA

October 6 of the Mystery Year was the date or Michael Jordan's first retirement from the NBA. This cross-curricular warm-up activity provides engaging connections to Michael Jordan and sports data. As students in 6th grade and up solve math clues to find the year, they solve problems with box plots, the mean, and the range.

Your PDF download includes:
  • 1-page printable student puzzle
  • 2-page digital version with horizontal layout and larger print
  • 4 pages of Teacher Notes including step-by-step solutions, an extension on interquartile range, historical notes, and more
  • 1-page How to Use History-Mystery Puzzles
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Common Core Standard: 6.SP.B.4, 6.SP.B.5c
File Format: PDF
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