Mathematics Instruction with Technology

Brett Penza,  September 23, 2006

Instructor:  Mary Ellen DuBois

Assignment  9 :   Create a Mini-Lesson with quiz/ worksheet

Topic and Grade Level :   Designed for a middle school math/ technology class

Time Frame:  A 45 minute period.   A nice “day before the holiday worksheet”

Objectives:

·        The student will use basic math operators to analyze statistics in several “what if “scenarios.

·        The student will utilize popular search engines (Google, ask) to seek out pertinent information.

·        The student will apply the concept to create their own questions and answers.

Depending on the class size, this lesson can easily be adapted to group or individual activity.

1. Handout the worksheet.   Tell the students that they will be required to use their internet search skills to find statistical information, based on the clues in each question.

2. Once they have found the information, they must then formulate the answers to each question.

3. After correctly answering each question, students will be asked to orally present their findings.

4.  As a follow up, students can be challenged to create their own 3-5 question quizzes on a topic of their choice.   Internet research must be applied.

 Name:____________________ Maths Is Fun Worksheet "print your own worksheets at www.mathsisfun.com" Date:____________________

Baseball Legends & Statistics

Question 1: Babe Ruth's Lifetime Batting Average was .342.  Show the equation                          that proves this number.

Question 2: Ted Williams on base percentage for 1946 was .497.   Show the                        equation that proves this number.

Question 3: If Ty Cobb didn't hit any doubles in 1907, what would his Batting                             Average be?   Show equation.

Question 4: If you removed every year that Jimmie Foxx hit 50 or more                                homeruns, what would his lifetime home run total be?

Question 5: What are the total wins of the top 4 winningest Right handed                                      pitchers in MLB History?

 Maths Is Fun Worksheet "print your own worksheets at www.mathsisfun.com" Date:____________________

Baseball Legends

Answer 1 :    Hits (2873) / At Bats (8398) = .342  Rounded

Answer 2 :   ( Hits(176) + BB(156) + HBP(2) ) /                                                              (AB (514) + BB(156) + HBP(2))

Answer 3 :   1907, no doubles,  Hits(212)-2b(28)= 184 / AB(605) = .304

Answer 4 :  Lifetime HR total = 534  - 58 - 50 = 426

Answer 5 :  Cy Young (511) + Walter Johnson (417) + Christy                                     Mathewson(373) + Grover Alexander (373)  = 1674 wins