Mathematics of Baseball

Course Description:

In this course, students will learn about the mathematics found in baseball using Google Sheets as well as other tools and software. Topics will include a study in statistics, analyzing measures of central tendency as well as two-way frequencies tables. Students will work as a scouts, analyzing rates and speeds as found in the sport and as general managers, analyzing trends and making math-based decisions. Students will also work as team managers, looking at probabilities of independent events and trends in data. Finally, students will research the history of baseball, and complete a culminating final project.

Course Details:

Course Title (District): Mathematics of Baseball
Course Title (NCES SCED) : Foundation Math—Other
Course Provider : Whitehall District Schools
Content Provided By : Michigan Virtual
Online Instructor Provided By : Whitehall District Schools
Standards Addressed : CCSS, MMC
Ailgnment Document :
Academic Terms : Accelerated, Semester, Trimester
Subject Area : Mathematics
Course Identifier : Foundation Math—Other
Course Level : (G) General or Regular
Available Credit : 0.5
Sequence : 1 of 1

How To Enroll:

Enrollment Website :
Email : [email protected]
Phone : (888) 889-2840

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Additional Course Information:

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to…

  • Create a google sheet with specific formatting and use of basic equations.
  • Calculate the measure of central tendency.
  • Analyze the effect of outliers on a spread of data.
  • Students will calculate variance and explain what variance says about a data set.
  • Students will form and support an opinion on the use of sabermetrics in baseball.
  • Calculate standard deviation and explain what it says about a data set.
  • Students will create box and whisker plots based on given data sets.
  • Students will create and analyze two-way frequency charts and relative two-way frequency charts.
  • Students will calculate and compare the pitching statistics ERA and WHIP.
  • Analyze pie graphs and histograms.
  • Create data displays.
  • Create scatter plots in Google sheets and find the equation of trendlines.
  • Predict outcomes based on linear regression.
  • Analyze data displays as they relate to baseball.
  • Solve for sides of right triangles use the Pythagorean Theorem.
  • Apply the Law of Cosines to find distances in triangles.
  • Calculate distance, rate and time.
  • Calculate average rate of change of a function.
  • Write linear equations to model distance with respect to time.
  • Write quadratic equations to model the height of a ball with respect to time.
  • Solve proportions.
  • Create scale drawings
  • Calculate and analyze ratios statistics in baseball.
  • Create exponential models using Google Sheets.
  • State the difference between correlation and causation.
  • Form and defend arguments in regard to correlation and causation.
  • Use models and data displays to make predictions.
  • Calculate basic probability.
  • Find probability of independent and dependent events.
  • Find expected value and use it to make decisions in baseball.
  • Write a short research paper
  • Compile and analyze baseball statistics.

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Unit 1: Statistics in Baseball

Unit 2: Analyzing Statistics in Baseball

Unit 3: Representing Data Graphically

Unit 4: Rates and Distance in Baseball

Unit 5: Ratios in Baseball

Unit 6: Modeling in Baseball

Unit 7: Probability in Baseball

Unit 8: The History of Baseball

Unit 9: End of Game Project

Term Type Enrollment Opens Enrollment Ends Random Draw Date Enrollment Drop Date Course Starts Course Ends # of Seats Course Fee Potential Additional Costs
Semester 08/01/2020 10/15/2020 07/01/2020 08/31/2020 01/15/2021 35 $0.0000 0.0000
Drop Policy Completion Policy Term Type Enrollment Opens Enrollment Ends
Consult counselor Consult counselor Semester 08/01/2020 10/15/2020

Students can use email or the private message system within the Student Learning Portal to access highly qualified teachers when they need instructor assistance. Students will also receive feedback on their work inside the learning management system. The Instructor Info area of their course may describe additional communication options.

Students will require a computer device with headphones, a microphone, webcam, up-to-date Chrome Web Browser, and access to YouTube.

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