Run a Football Team PBL Task


Digital & Printable PBL Math Activities

Looking for an engaging, differentiated, and challenging project based learning task to enrich your students? This is a perfect math challenge for students who need a challenge or enrichment, and they'll love getting to run their own football team!


Students will love getting to work within a budget to purchase equipment for the team - the helmets, footballs, pom-pom's and more. You'll love the enriched math practice they get along the way! Students will practice addition and subtraction while learning to work within a budget. They'll finish the project by creating the team jerseys & helmets, and will design an ad to encourage fans to come to the first game. Students will also create a team roster to show off their football team! This includes both Printable & Digital versions for Google Slides.



Teacher Tips and Instructions

Engaging Letter: Get students excited about this project by putting the letter in an envelope and ripping it open along with students!

Brainstorming Page: A brainstorming sheet for students to think about everything they noticed at a football game - or what they saw when they watched one on t.v.

Menus: There are 2 sheets included that display the options students have to pick from for footballs, helmets, jerseys, goal posts, pom-pom's, and megaphones. These display the prices for each thing - there are differentiated options included, and an editable version as well.

Planning Sheets: Differentiated planning sheets are included. Students will calculate the total they've spent and adjust their purchases to fit within a budget.

Reflection Questions: Reflection pages are included. Students will answer questions about what it was like working with a budget and what they might do differently next time.

Design the Jersey & Helmet: Students will get creative and will use their football team's colors to create a jersey and helmet for their players!

Create an Advertisement: Students will persuade fans to attend the first game by creating an ad to display in the hallways. There are image for students to cut & paste within their advertisement to make it pop.

Create a Roster: Students will design a roster to give to fans during the first game. Students will draw their players and will write attributes to share with fans.