Task# Batting Average

Illustrative MathematicsVaries

The goal of this task is to perform and analyze division with whole numbers in a sports context. Students can use a trial and error strategy using a table of equivalent fractions with decimal 0.350. This requires looking for fractions whose decimal expansion is 0.350. The numbers have been chosen so that this part of the task is not too taxing but the teacher may wish to provide some guidance here so that students do not spend too much time trying to find some of the possibilities for hits and at bats.