Math and Sports Analytics to Run Your Own Football, Basketball, or Baseball Team
In this 4 session course, students will learn how to use math and analytics to effectively run a sports team.
year old learners
learners per class
$22 per class
Meets 2x per week
Over 2 weeks
45 minutes per class
US Grade 4 - 7
This course will combine some math skills and sports analytics to help students understand what it is like to be a professional sports team general manager. We will primarily focus on the sports of football, basketball, and baseball, though other sports can be used based on student interest. The primary math/economics topics we will explore will include: *Budgets *Spreadsheets *Opportunity Cost *Interest *Sunk cost analysis The Sports concepts we will look at include: *Salary Caps * Trade...
Students will improve their understanding of how math and economic principles can be applied to sports. They will practice basic addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and budgeting. Some more complicated calculations can be done as well depending on learner age and understand (but not necessary).
I have been an educator in some of the top independent schools in the country. I have taught history and economics. I have also been a college, high school, and middle school coach of multiple sports (basketball, golf, and baseball). I taught economics, entrepreneurship, and negotiation to juniors and seniors at the school where I was principal.
Students will work on optional projects and through online simulations between sessions. They also may watch games and youtube replays of players to evaluate performance.
Students should have a tablet or laptop for research and access to some programs like Excel or Google Sheets. They should have internet access, and scratch paper with pen/pencil.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
There are no grades, but students will be given feedback and guidance about their plans for teams.
1 hour 30 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
Meet the teacher
Through Outschool, I focus on courses that would not normally be offered in school where students get to experience real-world fun occupations like the role of the General Manager of a Professional Sports team. My courses are fun, but also...
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