Welcome to Summer School!
Join us on our journey as we explore the links between Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.
Pro Salaries and Unit Rates
It is clear that professional athletes are well-paid. Anyone who has been following the recent free agent frenzy in the NBA, or the transfer window in soccer, is aware of the enormous sums of money top players earn. In comparison to other professions, these salaries can seem pretty ridiculous.
Math Connection: Unit Rates
A Unit Rate is the ratio of two measurements in which the second term is 1.
e.g., beats per minute, dollars per hour, kilometres per hour, 0.99/lb, $4.54/kg.
If Krishna earns $180 in 20 hours, then unit rate of her earning is given as 180/20 = $9 per hour.
Learning Goal: We are learning to use unit rates to determine how much a professional athlete makes yearly, monthly, bi-weekly, weekly, per day, and per hour on average.
1. Choose a professional athlete to examine. Ensure that you can find information about that person's current salary before deciding on them. Click a link in the list below. Search for your athlete. Find their salary.
Pro Football Reference
2. Use your knowledge of unit rates to determine how much your professional athlete makes yearly, monthly, bi-weekly, weekly, per day, and per hour on average.
3. Display your data in an attractive visual format to be shared on this website. You may use markers and chart paper (we'll take a picture of it) or create a document that can be shared digitally. Show all work!
Success Criteria for Visual Display
I will be successful if:
-My work is labeled (a subheading for each different calculation, each unit is labeled)