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Out of the Park! Exploring the Mean in Sports [Teacher Edition]

 

March 2014

Abstract:
Capitalize on student interest in sports with this classroom-ready investigation of mean. Means are often used to compare athletes’ performances in sports. Avid student fans may know statistics for their favorite team or players, but do they know how these stats are determined? This activity explores the application of mean in baseball and basketball.

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Out of the Park! Exploring the Mean in Sports [Student Edition]

Keywords:
Decimals
Percents
Rational Numbers
Center
Algebraic Thinking / Pre-Algebra Concepts
Data Representation
Mean / Median / Mode