Madden NFL: Football by the Numbers

EA Sports Discovery Education NFLPA

Join us for a Virtual Field Trip!
Go behind-the-scenes of EA SPORTS with Antonio Brown, Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver! Learn how DATA dominates video game development! Your class will learn how data collection, statistics and insights create this cutting-edge experience.

Elementary Lesson Plans

Have your students relive their favorite in-game moments with three elementary lesson plans!

New: Math and Art in Game Design: In the newest lesson, students explore how math and art intersect to bring the game to life.

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Velocity and Angles: In the lesson, students explore how velocity and angles play an important factor in the game.

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Place Value System: Educators can also download the place value system elementary lesson plan which teaches students how to perform numerical operations.

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STEM Career Challenges

Engage students of all grades with STEM Career Challenges, which allow flexibility and customization. These challenges are scenario-based learning opportunities about STEM career pathways. Download the challenges now to bring two careers at EA SPORTS Madden NFL to life!

Business Analyst: Show students how they can use data, statistical analysis, and business judgement in a career at EA SPORTS Madden NFL.

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Game Artist: Explore how artists and animators are responsible for bringing the game to life in their career through all of the visual elements of the game.

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  • Full Event
  • Welcome to EA SPORTS
  • Animation, Design, and Gameplay
  • Velocity and Angle with QB Kirk Cousins
  • Getting in the Game

Educator Guide

Your students will consider their favorite games in a new light after they begin to understand the roles of engineers, animators, designers, analysts, and producers in igniting the emotion of sports. Make meaningful classroom connections by engaging with the digital interactive before the virtual field trip kicks off. Don't forget to download the teacher's guide!

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STEAM & EA Sports

Innovation in the 21st century requires not only a strong knowledge of concepts in science, technology, engineering, and math, but also the creative kick to be truly competitive.

EA SPORTS takes pride in the magic that happens when you bring together science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM).  Without stunning artwork and visuals, the technology and engineering that delivers the “Madden NFL” experience would not have the same power or impact.

Electronic Arts (EA) is a leading global interactive entertainment software company, and you know them from their engaging, groundbreaking games such as Madden NFL, EA SPORTS FIFA, The Sims, and Battlefield. Take a look behind the screen with our Virtual Field Trip and get to know the talented men and women engineering the world’s coolest games!