# Baseball

### Source Institutions

The Actuarial Foundation

In this math activity (Page 17 of the Play Ball! PDF), learners play a game of "baseball" and analyze the results of the game. Learners roll dice to play the "baseball" game -- different dice rolls represent different events, such as hitting a single or a home run, or striking out. Learners compute their batting averages, analyze the means of central tendency, and represent data on circle graphs (or another type of graph). Three learners are needed to play the game: 2 players and 1 score keeper.

### Quick Guide

Preparation Time:
Under 5 minutes

Learning Time:
30 to 45 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
1 cent - \$1 per group of students

Age Range:
Ages 8 - 14

Resource Types:
Activity, Lesson/Lesson Plan

Language:
English

### Subjects

• Mathematics
• Data Analysis and Probability
• Data Analysis
• Data Collection
• Data Representation
• Number and Operations
• Operations
• Representation

### Informal Categories

• Games
• Sports and Exercise
• Toys

### Audience

• see
• see color
• read
• touch

#### Learning styles supported:

• Involves hands-on or lab activities

### Other

• Free access

#### By:

• Rimbey, M.Ed., NBCT (Math), Kimberly

#### Rights:

• All Rights Reserved, The Actuarial Foundation, ©2008

#### Funding Sources:

• Ernst & Young
• New York Life Foundation
• Swiss Re
• Towers Perrin

## User Lists

### This resource is part of these lists:

• Baseball by aikenm@glsc.org on 2014-03-06