Average Batting Scores
Activity Average Batting Scores
Curriculum Area Maths
NC Objectives Ma2 1a), 1b), 1c), 1d), 1e), 3a), 3i), 4a) & 4b)

Main learning objective

To be able to find the averages of a set of batting scores and understand the meaning.


Lesson plan and supporting resources

Introduction 10 minutes
  • Practice adding three numbers mentally, eg, 9 + 7 + 3 and discuss methods used. Move on to two digit numbers if appropriate.
  • Recap on what division means in terms of sharing and carry out a few simple division questions. Emphasise how the numbers are shared equally.
  • Explain the main task of the session to find average numbers in relation to cricket scores for players.
Main Activity 40 Minutes
  • Provide the pupils with the Activity 1 - Average batting scores worksheet and as a class discuss the meaning of AVERAGE and work through the first side of the worksheet together as a class to ensure all understand or use the Activity 2 - Average batting scores worksheet to just work out the average scores.
  • Then get the children to answer the questions on the back of the sheet by dividing the Runs scored by the number of Matches played by each batsman. The children will need calculators for this part probably, so a quick demonstration of using the calculator correctly may be required.


Plenary 10 Minutes
  • Go through the answers for the Activity 1 - Average batting scores worksheet and the children check their own work to ensure they have worked out the correct average score. Use the answer sheet from the downloads section of this module which contains the answers for both activities.
  • Choose five children to think of a number less than 10 and write them on the board. The class then try to work out the average number per child and see who is the quickest. Explain how they worked out the average.


Interactive Resources

The following resource is available as an interactive resource within this module. Click on the link below to access it from the Supporting Material section.

  • Interactive Calculator – An interactive calculator to demonstrate how to use everyday calculators that have the most common functions.