Baseball Math

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Mathematics, Operations (+, -, x, /, etc.), Problem Solving

Grade 3- 5

Objective

Students will
  • use the Internet to gather baseball statistics to solve problems.
  • use the Internet to convert units.
  • use the Internet to gather data regarding the solar system to solve problems.

Directions

  1. The activity pages are pretty self-explanatory. The students should be able to work on these individually or in pairs.
  2. The players selected are suggestions; if students have favorite players they can (using the appropriate statistics). Students may confuse the idea of distance around the bases with how far a baseball travels when it is hit.
  • The distance to the moon is given in kilometers; students will need to convert to miles using the conversion table or interactive conversion table.
  • The last problem involves several steps; you may need to help some students work through each step.

Resources

  • computer with Internet access
  • calculator
  • copies of the activity sheets for the students (see the link below)

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