Same & Different: Shootin' Hoops

Paula and Simon had basketball practice today. Look at the two pictures. They show the spots on a basketball court where Paula and Simon made baskets. What do you notice?

A: A shot chart shows Simon made 8 3-pointers and 12 2-point baskets during practice. 4 of Simon's 3-pointers were from the far left. 4 were in front of the hoop. Simon's 2-pointers were from all around the basket. B: A shot chart shows Paula made 10 3-pointers and 9 2-point baskets during practice. 6 of Paula's 3-pointers were from the right side of the hoop. 4 were from left-of center. Paula's 2-pointers were from the right side of the basket.
  1.  How are pictures A and B mathematically the same, and how are they different?
    • A and B are the same because…
    • A and B are different because…
  2. Make a third picture for another basketball player. Use the diagram below. Explain how your picture is the same as pictures A and B, and how it is different.
blank basketball half-court shot chart