I was at home the other day, watching Outside the Lines, and I saw an episode that made me think. How can you incorporate sports in the math classroom? Fantasy sports is a way in Outside the Lines that incorporates perfectly in to algebra. Fantasy sports are helping students succeed. Teachers report that grades, enthusiasm, and test scores are all higher. This style of algebra addresses NCTM Standards, alters the negative perception many students have toward math, and makes connections between math at school and math in the real world; research indicates learning is facilitated when such connections are made. A link to the website is listed here. The video of the Outside the Lines show is listed below.
For assignments I assign at home webquests, a few examples of sport webquests that incorporate math are linked here.