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Baseball

In this math activity, 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

Materials List (per group of students)


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


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • see color
  • read
  • touch

Learning styles supported:

  • Involves hands-on or lab activities

Other


Includes alignment to state and/or national standards

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Access Rights:

  • 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

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