- Listing Type: Summer Programs
- Destination: United States
- Program Delivery: Day, Residential, Online
- Provided By: Independent Provider
- Session Start: June, July
- Session Length: One Week
- Entering Grade: 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
- Gender: Coed
- Category: STEM
- Sub-Categories: Computer Science, Mathematics
- Selective: No
- Ages: 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
- Minimum Cost: $500 - $1,499
- Credit Awarded: No
- Call: (781) 431-2514
Statistics can be an intimidating course. But, this statistics program is not like any statistics class that you will take in school. This program is specifically designed to show students how math is used in every day life from the exciting perspective of sports.
Which teams are most likely to play in next year’s Super Bowl? How has the three-point shot changed basketball? Who is baseball’s most “clutch” hitter? How do you rank a team’s all-time best players?
This class combines the study of statistics with the fun of sports. Students will learn about fundamental statistical measures and will also extend their knowledge of secondary math through the use of graphing calculators. While baseball, with its wealth of data, figures most prominently in our work, students are encouraged to bring their interest in other sports to the session.
This one-week summer program is designed for teens interested in math & computer science.
"I liked how I was able to learn a lot more about how statistics were used in sports. Nathan knew a lot about statistics and helped explain the topics so we could understand them."- Student Comment - June 28, 2019
"The class was good at teaching the basics of sports statistics such as how to analyze and use data in order to make predictions about future player and team performance."- Student Comment - August 2, 2019
"I liked how knowledgeable the teacher is about stats and how to use xcel and google sheets. I also thought it was interesting how we got to use examples from our favorite players and teams. It made the class more personalized to our interests."- Student Comment - August 2, 2019
"I really enjoyed sports statistics. I thought there was a good balance between sports and statistics. I learned a lot about how statistics are used in sports daily."- Student Comment - August 3, 2018
"I enjoyed learning about different statistics and applying them to the world of sports. Nate shared many new statistics about analyzing different players."- Student Comment - August 3, 2018
"The topics were interesting and it was fun applying math to real life applications. The teacher knew a lot about sports and statistics which made the course better. The teacher also had a lot of enthusiasm about the subject which made the class more engaging."- Student Comment - June 29, 2018
"Ms. Upton taught us how to use a computer program to calculate, estimate, and predict statistics of all sports"- Student Comment - June 29, 2018
'I liked how the program was fun but at the same time I learned a lot about how to calculate some basic and complicated statistics. Nancy was very helpful when I needed help, but also challenged me to do my best. Also, I really liked the field trips.'- Student Comment - August 4, 2017
''The program was a good mix of on campus and off campus activities. The class portion of the week has been informative, interesting and overall exciting. The Red Sox game and TD Garden tour were both awesome and a good way to see the work we did in class being used in real life. The teacher has been nothing but helpful and is always accessible if I have a question.'- Student Comment - August 4, 2017
'The statistics program was very interesting, and went in depth into many stats that were new to me. The teacher did a great job guiding us and explaining things.'- Summer 2017 - July 29, 2016
'The program was a good introduction to sports statistics. The program gradually advances to tougher and more interesting material.'- Student Comment - July 29, 2016