The Math of NASCAR

Author: Ian F. Mahaney
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
ISBN: 1448825555
Format: PDF, ePub
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Using NASCAR racing, readers must employ addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division to determine seating capacity at the Brickyard, horsepower, number of laps remaining, and fuel usage.

Mathematics and Sports

Author: Joseph A. Gallian
Publisher: MAA
ISBN: 0883853493
Format: PDF
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An accessible compendium of essays on the broad theme of mathematics and sports.

How Race Car Drivers Use Math

Author: Sheri L. Arroyo
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 160413609X
Format: PDF, ePub
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Explains how a race car driver uses math to calculate speed and fuel usage.

The Math of Sports

Author: Hope Martin
Publisher: Walch Publishing
ISBN: 9780825139208
Format: PDF, ePub
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Hit a home run with all your students! This handy reproducible book offers you and your students a series of engaging activities that use data and information drawn from the world of sports. Through the use of this real-life information, you can interest students and provide a meaningful context for building proficiency in essential math skills. More importantly, this valuable resource provides you with an easy-to-use approach for integrating problem-solving into your math curriculum. Whether addressing algebra or geometry, probability or statistics, this book is full of great ideas for making the connection between the real world and your classroom.

Sports Math

Author: Roland B. Minton
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1498706290
Format: PDF, Docs
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Can you really keep your eye on the ball? How is massive data collection changing sports? Sports science courses are growing in popularity. The author’s course at Roanoke College is a mix of physics, physiology, mathematics, and statistics. Many students of both genders find it exciting to think about sports. Sports problems are easy to create and state, even for students who do not live sports 24/7. Sports are part of their culture and knowledge base, and the opportunity to be an expert on some area of sports is invigorating. This should be the primary reason for the growth of mathematics of sports courses: the topic provides intrinsic motivation for students to do their best work. From the Author: "The topics covered in Sports Science and Sports Analytics courses vary widely. To use a golfing analogy, writing a book like this is like hitting a drive at a driving range; there are many directions you can go without going out of bounds. At the driving range, I pick out a small target to focus on, and that is what I have done here. I have chosen a sample of topics I find very interesting. Ideally, users of this book will have enough to choose from to suit whichever version of a sports course is being run." "The book is very appealing to teach from as well as to learn from. Students seem to have a growing interest in ways to apply traditionally different areas to solve problems. This, coupled with an enthusiasm for sports, makes Dr. Minton’s book appealing to me."—Kevin Hutson, Furman University Features Provides an introduction to several topics within the field of sports analytics Contains numerous sports examples showing how things actually work Includes concrete examples of how Moneyball ideas actually work Covers sports illusions (can you really "keep your eye on the ball") in a unique way Discusses many of the concepts, terms, and metrics that are new to sports

Score with Race Car Math

Author: Stuart A. P. Murray
Publisher: Enslow Publishing, LLC
ISBN: 1464611831
Format: PDF, Docs
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Which driver was faster? How long is each lap at a race track? How much faster are cars now, compared to the first race cars? Author Stuart Murray uses math to explore the fast paced world of racing. He also includes history facts, trivia, and math problem-solving tips.

Do Math With Sports Stats

Author: Kate Mikoley
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781538212912
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The excitement of sports doesn't just end at the final whistle. This innovative math series explores the numbers behind the game, showing savvy students that math really is everywhere. From tracking the speed of a NASCAR pit stop to figuring out a pitcher's innings pitched, readers get the excitement of sports with the important math curriculum necessary to become an avid learner. Along the way they learn that math takes us deeper into the game, and even discover whether their favorite pro athletes are truly at the top of their game.

Lessons for Teaching Concepts in Mathematics and Statistics Using Sports

Author: Heather Ervin
Publisher: Cognella Academic Publishing
ISBN: 9781516520695
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This two-volume anthology uses engaging examples from the world of sports to introduce students to critical concepts in mathematics and statistics. Volume I is organized into eleven sections, which use data from golf, long jump, soccer, hockey, NASCAR, and wrestling to help illustrate statistical reasoning and effective data analysis. Topics discussed include population and samples, graphical methods, measures of central tendency, and measures of variability. The text also covers relative standing, detecting outliers, basic probability, and normal distribution and rules, including Chebyshev's Rule and the Empirical Rule. Each lesson includes Common Core Standards, a comprehensive teaching guide, printable practice problems, and solutions. Lessons for Teaching Concepts in Mathematics and Statistics Using Sports, Volume 1 is well-suited for undergraduate courses in mathematics, statistics, and education. The book may be used independently or as a companion text. It can also be used for middle school and high school statistics courses. Heather Ervin earned her B.S. in mathematics from Bloomsburg University, her M.S. in statistics from Lehigh University, and her Ph.D. in mathematics education from Pennsylvania State University. She is an assistant professor of mathematics at Bloomsburg University. Her research interests include preservice elementary and middle school teachers' understanding and knowledge of fraction models, mathematics preparation of high school students for collegiate mathematics, and teaching statistics through sports. Reza Noubary earned his B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in mathematics from Tehran University, and his M.Sc. and Ph.D. in statistics from Manchester University. He is a professor of mathematics at Bloomsburg University. His research interests include time series analysis, geostatistics, reliability, risk analysis, and applications of mathematics in sports.

Racing Math

Author: Roberta Dempsey
Publisher: Good Year Books
ISBN: 1596473797
Format: PDF, ePub
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Zero-to-60, time per lap, record speed for the course - auto racing is a numbers game that can motivate fans to practice math. Word problems based on real numbers challenge students to interpret charts and graphs, perform calculations, work with decimals and percents, make estimations, and do metric conversions. Most statistics are provided in the book; a few activities require looking up statistics in the newspaper or online. Answer key. Illustrated. Good Year Books. 103 pages. Second Edition.