Math teachers - the information between the lines without the later description makes for a great puzzle for your students. Just tell them it's the score of a game with only two ways to score points (goals and behinds) and see how long it takes them to figure out the conventions and the point values.

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MCG Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 FullTime BLUES 4.6 7.10 13.13 16.16 112 BOMBERS 1.4 8.6 15.7 17.14 116------------------------------

For those reading the score saying "Whot?"

The format is goals.behinds and it's a running total each quarter. Goals are worth 6 pts and behinds are 1 each. For example, at the end of the third, Essendon Bombers were 15 goals *6 pts + 7 behinds*1pts for 97. Carleton Blues had 13.13 for 91. By the final siren, Essendon'd scored two more goals and 7 more behinds for an additional 19 points and held on for the win.

Four points for a win, 0 for a loss and 2 for a tie, though ties are rare.

Essendon's now 2-1-0 with 8 points and is finally in the top eight where they belong. About bloody time.

And they lost again. Damn.

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