This program is specifically designed to show students how math is used in every day life from the exciting perspective of sports.
Our one week academic program explores statistics in a way no classroom can. Last year, students began the week with a Boston Red Sox game, students keep their own scorecards, calculate on-base percentages, batting averages, and experience statistics in a real-world setting. 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.
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'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.'
''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.'
'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.'
'The program was a good introduction to sports statistics. The program gradually advances to tougher and more interesting material.'
"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."
"I enjoyed learning about different statistics and applying them to the world of sports. Nate shared many new statistics about analyzing different players."
"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."
"Ms. Upton taught us how to use a computer program to calculate, estimate, and predict statistics of all sports"
“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.”
“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."
"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.”