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Batter Up! Turn your math class into a general manager's office with this 21st Century Math Project. As students carefully analyze player data and use formulas to calculate statistics, they are asked to make player recommendations to get the best of the best.
In this 21 page PDF, you will be given a mapping to the Content Standards, an outline for how to implement the project, 3 different assignments for students to use, and an answer key.
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-- In "Baseball GM: Pitchers", students will use two different formulas to put the algorithm into words and evaluate them. The context is around the statistics of major league pitchers and students will plot information onto a number line and will rank the pitchers in regards to each statistic.
-- In "Baseball GM: Hitters" students will use two different formulas and put the algorithms into words. They will derive the formula for OPS by adding the OBP and SLUG statistics together. Students will calculate these measurements by using the formulas and will rank the players based on their statistics.
-- In "MVP of MVPs", students will compare MLB MVP winners since the 2006 baseball season to determine the best seasons in recent history.
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