Another NBA regular season has wrapped up. Kevin Durant had a terrific year with great offensive production. Who had the greatest NBA season of all time? Which player contributed the greatest amount of offensive production to their team? Who was the most valuable?
We give weight to the various elements of each of these player’s best seasons to create a model for analyzing the production of these terrific players. Use our formula or allow students to create their own weighted model to analyze the greatest player ever and be able to calculate how these players rank in their best seasons. We have provided, arguably, the best season stats for Jordan, Johnson, Bird, O’Neal, Bryant, James, Anthony and Durant. Consider having your students research other great players, past or present. Students work with order of operations, expressions, formulas and the distributive property as they consider different ways to write or compute with our formula.
How many different ways might your students write the expression:
Total Offensive Production = p + (2.1)a + (1.05)r + (1.05)b + (1.05)s + (-1.05)t
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