Statistics, Sports and School: Preliminary Research

Now that AP classes are done and the school year is starting to end,  I can now shift some hours in the day towards my “Statistics, Sports, and School”  course.

Here’s on my To Do List in the next two weeks: 

1. Play Strat O Matic!   It’s a game where you use individual player statistics to replicate a game play by play.  I got versions for MLB baseball, NBA Basketball, and NFL Football. It should be coming in the mail tomorrow!  I think the game will be a great way to help kids understand  the ideas of repeated sampling, probability, The great Statistics Teacher / Professor Jim Albert  has some great chapters on how to use Strat O Matic to understand the statistical process. More on this later.

2. Start Getting Through my reading list.   Here are my first two: 

Scorecasting, by Tobias Moskowits and l. Jon Werthiem   This is providing me with some ideas of great research questions to pursue at the High school level

Read our companion textbook:  Statistical Reasoning in Sports,   By Josh Tabor and Christine Franklin.  I have had the pleasure of learning from both of them as an AP Statistics grader over the past 7 years.

Stay Tuned:  I will  have a LOT to share  very soon.

About roughlynormal

I have been a math/statistics teacher for 20 years. I currently teach at a college prep school in southern California. I also coach teaching fellows for Math for America - Los Angeles chapter. I love my career, my colleagues, and my friends & family.
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One Response to Statistics, Sports and School: Preliminary Research

  1. Tim Erickson says:

    I had forgotten about Strat-o-Matic! That could be WAY fun.

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