Fantasy football in the classroom

Fantasy football is not just for adults or for recreation.  Some teachers are now using it in the classroom to help teach math:

Empirical data show that classroom fantasy-sports programs help improve grades and test scores.

In a 2009 survey of middle and high school students by the University of Mississippi, 56 percent of boys and 45 percent of girls said they learned math easier because they played fantasy sports in class. And 33 percent of boys and 28 percent of girls said their grades improved.

This sounds like a fun way to learn math. And the story suggests that whole families got involved with the process and helped the children decide whom to draft and how to score.

On another front: will everyone will be playing fantasy football in the future?

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