Here is what happened:

Some of their explanations included:

__Girls who picked math:__- Math is year round
- I am not good at sports, so I will pick math
- Math is easier
- I love repetition

__Boys who picked math:__- School comes before sports
- I am not athletic, so math
- I want to be successful and I know I will need math

__Girls who picked sports:__- Math is too repetitive
- Sports are interactive and interesting
- You can work towards results you can see
- Sports is doing, math is thinking

__Boys who picked sports:__- Sports are social
- Sports are more fun.
- You are outside, active, healthy.
- I rather do hard physical vs hard mental exercising (from a freshman)
- I feel pressure at math but at sports I can be me

NOTE: I will try to get kids more active. Now, how to do it.

I did not read the original article, mentioned in the chain of citations, but your sports/math project provides an interesting way to show, in colorful graphic detail, the results of a student opinion poll that are personally relevant to their lives. An authentic use for statistics!

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