World Cup Soccer by the Numbers

FIFA world cupHere’s a timely math question for students in grades 5 and up.

Europe has more than 53 soccer teams. They have played 268 matches and scored 749 times. What is their average number of goals per match?

Bonus question: Only 25% of the teams in Europe qualified for the 2014 World Cup. About how many teams qualified?

 

 

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