The Math of NASCAR

Author: Ian F. Mahaney

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 1448825555

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

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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.
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Mathematics and Sports

Author: Joseph A. Gallian

Publisher: MAA

ISBN: 0883853493

Category: Mathematics

Page: 329

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An accessible compendium of essays on the broad theme of mathematics and sports.
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The Math of Sports

Author: Hope Martin,Susan Guengerich

Publisher: Walch Publishing

ISBN: 9780825139208

Category: Education

Page: 80

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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.
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Sports Math

Author: Kieran Walsh

Publisher: Rourke Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781595154958

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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Considers mathematics in relation to sports and how winning is determined
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Sports Math

An Introductory Course in the Mathematics of Sports Science and Sports Analytics

Author: Roland B. Minton

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1498706290

Category: Mathematics

Page: 256

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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
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Racing Math

Checkered Flag Activities and Projects for Grades 4-8

Author: Roberta Dempsey,Barbara Gregorich,Christopher Jennison

Publisher: Good Year Books

ISBN: 1596473797

Category: Education

Page: 104

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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.
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Score with Race Car Math

Author: Stuart A. P. Murray

Publisher: Enslow Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 1464402930

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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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.
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Lessons for Teaching Concepts in Mathematics and Statistics Using Sports

Author: Heather Ervin,Reza Noubary

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781516520695

Category: Mathematics

Page: 242

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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.
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Lessons for Teaching Concepts in Mathematics and Statistics Using Sports

Author: Reza Noubary,Heather Ervin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781516519262

Category: Mathematics

Page: 312

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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 2 contains key lessons in probability and odds, supplementary counting rules, discrete random variables, and continuous random variables as they pertain to football, hockey, NASCAR, bowling, and more. The text also includes lessons on sampling distribution, single sample inferences, and linear regression, offering data from golf, gymnastics, swimming, soccer, and more to fully illustrate and support the learned concepts. 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 2 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. 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. 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.
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