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  1. Mister Goodmath's 'Cool' Challenges of the Week - Mike Rooney; Welleby Elementary School, Sunrise, Florida
    More than 30 challenge problems, with hints but no solutions. Join "Gator" and pack your bag for an incredible journey through real life challenges. The first problem listed on the menu is always the most current challenge being attacked by Welleby students ...more>>

  2. My Sports Pulse
    My Sports Pulse™ is an educational game delivered via IVR, SMS/text messaging, and video messaging to mobile devices such as cell phones. Each message contains a sports themed question concerning aspects of math, science, and technology. You pay for using ...more>>

  3. NBA Math Hoops - Big Picture Learning
    A card game that leverages the influence that National Basketball Association (NBA) and Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) stars have on American youth. Gameplay simulates a regulation basketball game, with pairs of students racing against ...more>>

  4. NCAA Basketball Finals (MSTE) - John Meseke; University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC)
    A statistics lesson using data from the NCAA basketball finals. ...more>>

  5. NFL Stats & Research Articles - Roland Beech
    In-depth statistical coverage and analysis of the National Football League (NFL). See player stats and ratings by position, and regular season team stats such as drive charts, play call by down, and red zone performance. "Classic" articles include correlation ...more>>

  6. Numeracy in the News - The Mercury/University of Tasmania
    Newspaper articles collected from the Tasmanian (Australia) metropolitan daily newspaper, The Mercury, to represent the five areas of the Chance and Data curriculum (Data Collection and Sampling, Data Representation, Chance and Basic Probability, Data ...more>>

  7. Olympics Resources
    Educational activities inspired by the 2002 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games in Utah. ...more>>

  8. Paper Toss Shootout (SMILE) - Edwina R. Justice, Gunsaulus Scholastic Academy
    A lesson for grade 8 designed to teach students to use class data to calculate percentages; participate in a group activity; relate this activity to NBA (National Basketball Association) stats; and calculate select percentages for NBA Finals data. From ...more>>

  9. Paul Trow's Math Page - Paul Trow
    Trow's interactive web pages and perl software let you graph the Lotka-Voltera equations and see interconnected predator and prey populations plotted over time; model the trajectory of a cannonball for different muzzle velocities and angles of elevation, ...more>>

  10. Picking Winners - Ivars Peterson (MathTrek)
    One of the attractive features of spectator sports is the uncertainty of the outcome. Even when one team is overwhelmingly favored to win, the underdog may still come through with a surprising victory. Nonetheless, the ability to pick winners can be of ...more>>

  11. Play Ball (SMILE) - Roslyn N. Matthews, South Shore High School
    A baseball lesson designed to teach students to compute batting and earned run averages; given general dimensions of the playing field and some equipment, change the units to the metric system; find the diagonal distance from 3rd base to 1st base; and ...more>>

  12. ProFootballFocus.com - Neil Hornsby
    Which tight end (TE) is the best blocker for run and for pass? Which cornerback (CB) is the best run defender? Which tackle (T) was the worst pass protector in 2010? ProFootballFocus.com offers in-depth and unique information on professional football ...more>>

  13. Project Interactivate - Shodor Education Foundation, Inc.
    Interactive middle school lessons on number and operations, geometry and measurement, functions and algebra, and probability and statistics. They feature: online activities (illustrative Java applets including: Venn diagrams; clock arithmetic; Pythagorean ...more>>

  14. Retrosheet
    Digitizing play-by-play accounts of Major League Baseball games from the past century through the present. Freely download event files, which detail "literally every play" in big league baseball; game logs; schedules; narratives, which provide text play-by-play ...more>>

  15. Row Your Boat - Ivars Peterson (MathTrek)
    Although a rowing shell with eight rowers is much larger than one with a single rower, all shells have roughly the same proportions (at least for the surface area over which the shell makes contact with water). Data from 2000-meter world and Olympic championship ...more>>

  16. Sabermetrics - The Baseball Archive
    "The search for objective knowledge about baseball." Read a primer of Bill James' findings, or David Grabiner's manifesto on Sabermetrics. Studies address minor league equivalencies ("Are minor league stats a good precictor of major league performance?"), ...more>>

  17. Sabernomics: Economic Thinking about Baseball - John-Charles Bradbury
    A blog on the economics in, and of, the game of baseball. Original tools and studies includes salary estimators, research on age and hitting and pitching, anti-trust and Major League Baseball, attendance and winning, Barry Bonds and walks, competition ...more>>

  18. The Science of NFL Football - National Science Foundation (NSF)
    This 10-part series explores the science behind football. Running about four to five minutes in length, each video features an NSF-supported scientist explaining a selected scientific principle, while athletes from the National Football League (NFL) describe ...more>>

  19. The Science of NHL Hockey - National Science Foundation (NSF)
    This 10-part series explores the science behind hockey. Running about four to five minutes in length, each video features an NSF-supported scientist explaining a selected scientific principle, while athletes from the National Hockey League (NHL) describe ...more>>

  20. Simple Minds, Smart Choices - Bruce Bower - Science News Online
    The Center for Adaptive Behavior and Cognition at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Berlin has launched a project to explore the impact of bounded rationality on human judgment. The group focuses on what it calls "fast and frugal" formulas ...more>>

  21. Sport Science - ESPN Internet Ventures
    ESPN videos that "uncover sports' biggest myths and mysteries by using cutting-edge technology to measure momentum, friction and the laws of gravity." Also available from http://espnrise.com/sportscience. ...more>>

  22. Sports Engineering Research Group - Matt Carré, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Sheffield (UK)
    Research projects, equipment development, teaching and education in pursuit of fundamental questions about impact, friction, the aerodynamics of game balls, sports surfaces such as the traction of cleats and other footwear, and more. See, in particular, ...more>>

  23. Statistics lessons using data on the Internet - Mathematics Department, University of Wisconsin-La Crossse
    Lesson plans for mathematics, science, and social studies secondary school teachers, which apply statistical analysis to data obtained from the Internet. ...more>>

  24. Super Bowls and Stock Markets - Ivars Peterson (MathTrek)
    The Super Bowl "theory" links U.S. stock market performance to the results of the championship football game held each January since 1967. It holds that if a team from the original National Football League wins the title, the stock market increases ...more>>

  25. Tennessee Sports Math Project - Gary Keplinger
    Sports-related activities for mathematics teachers in the sixth through ninth grade classrooms, with the goal of stimulatiing "at-risk" students. The site organizes problems by learning objectives or by sports activities, including baseball, football, ...more>>

  26. Tricky Tables (MatheMUSEments!) - Ivars Peterson (Math Muse for Kids)
    The shape of a billiard table has a lot to do with the types of shots you can make in a game of billiards. Which of the odd tables pictured do you think would be your best bet for hitting another ball? Suppose you have a circular table, or a rectangular ...more>>

  27. Using Variables And Ratios To Get You In The Right Gear (SMILE) - George K. Smith, Dunbar Vocational High School
    A lesson designed to teach students to apply the concepts of variable and ratio in everyday situations; determine the gear ratios and gears for a 12-speed bicycle; and write a computer program that will determine gears using the bubble sort technique. ...more>>

  28. U.S. Olympic PBS Cyber School - IBM
    Built around the 1998 Olympics in Nagano, Japan, the PBS Cyber School uses downhill skiing, snowboarding, and figure-skating to offer problem-solving challenges for middle school students, who are invited to build their own site using the IBM HomePage ...more>>

  29. Videodiscovery
    A publisher and distributor of innovative multimedia products for educators and families. Laserdiscs and CD-ROMs for the K-12 and college market. Product offerings now include laserdiscs with accompanying software, as well as CD-ROMs for both the school ...more>>

  30. What Good is Math? - Peck, Rosser, Pifer; University of Richmond
    A site designed to show middle school students how math is useful. Examples are drawn from everyday experience; topics include art, finance, grades, sports, planning a party or a trip, and cooking. Created by pre-service math teachers. ...more>>

  31. What Moves U Campaign - American Heart Association; National Football League (NFL)
    A national campaign to inspire middle school students to become more physically active. What Moves U provides curriculum-based activity sheets that can be incorporated into lesson plans for 5 core subjects: math, science, social studies, language arts, ...more>>

  32. When mathematics is plain sailing - Keith Devlin (Devlin's Angle)
    In the ocean waters off New Zealand, an intense mathematical olympiad has just begun: The America's Cup - a yacht race, the premier international event in ocean sailing. Competition is fierce. The technical challenges are enormous. And the costs are ...more>>

  33. Who's Really Ahead? - Ivars Peterson (MathTrek)
    The winding down of the current baseball season seems an appropriate time to take a look at a curious inconsistency that sometimes appears in team standings... Once in a while the team with the higher winning percentage may be at least one-half a game ...more>>

  34. Who's Really No. 1? - Ivars Peterson (MathTrek)
    It happens every fall. Fierce arguments erupt over which U.S. college football team is the best in the nation. As the season progresses, this frenzy of head scratching and navel gazing mounts until the climactic bowl games at the end of the year (more ...more>>

  35. World's Fastest Man - Ivars Peterson (MathTrek)
    The 1998 edition of The Guinness Book of World Records features an article about Donovan Bailey, billed as the fastest man alive. The article begins: "Canadian Donovan Bailey rocketed into the record books when he set a new world mark of 9.84 seconds ...more>>

  36. Yummy Math - Brian Marks and Leslie Lewis
    Topical math activities that relate to happenings in our world. PDFs, Microsoft Word documents, and Excel spreadsheets have offered prompts and tables on topics ranging from the oil spill in the gulf to the Academy Awards; from the Super Bowl to the Chilean ...more>>


 
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