Level 1: Addition
For kindergarten and early elementary students just getting started in math study, begin with basic addition. Introduce the scoring of football (touchdown = 7, field goal = 3, etc.) and have them practice adding up scores until they have it nailed.
If my team scores two field goals and one touchdown, how many points do we have?
Then you can add some twists.
If my team scores two touchdowns and three field goals while the other team scores three touchdowns, who has the most points?
If the team's three running backs rush for 95, 86 and 23 yards, how many rushing yards does the team have?
Give your students a final score for a game, such as 42-27, and have them compute the various ways each team could score to end up with that total.
Work with the 100-yard field so your students can practice breaking up the number 100. This will come in handy when they start working in percentages.
If my team has the ball on our 24-yard line, how many yards do we need to gain to get a touchdown?