Synopses & Reviews
"Flockhart's books make math fun again. Teachers, students, and parents will love this program."
—Jeffrey R. Thomas, founder and CEO, SportsBuff.com;president, Fantasy Sports Trade Association
This workbook is designed to be used in conjunction with Fantasy Baseball and Mathematics: A Resource Guide for Teachers and Parents. The games and activities in Fantasy Baseball and Mathematics were created to get you excited about learning and practicing math, even if you are not a big sports fan.
Here's how it works. You will create a Fantasy Baseball team by picking real-life players, and then follow your players' statistics and calculate your teams' total points using one of the equations your teacher provides. In addition to the basic Fantasy Baseball game, your workbook contains reproducible worksheets for extra practice on 46 different math concepts.
So join the winning math team with Fantasy Baseball and Mathematics!
Also available in the Fantasy Sports and Mathematics series:
- Fantasy Basketball and Mathematics
- Fantasy Football and Mathematics
- Fantasy Soccer and Mathematics
Synopsis
A great new way to get all students in grades 5 and up excited about math!
Fantasy sports are a hit worldwide with over 17 million participants in the U.S. alone.Now teachers and parents can take advantage of this phenomenon to give students a reason to look forward to learning math. Choose from baseball, football, basketball and soccer to plan lessons that last for a week or a whole season, and teach one math concept or many.Students create fantasy teams by picking their favorite real-life players, they follow their player s statistics, and they calculate their teams total points using algebraic or non-algebraic methods specifically designed to complement the math skills they are learning. The instructions are easy to follow and the dynamic hands-on games address all learning styles and abilities. In addition to the basic fantasy games, there are reproducible worksheets representing over 40 math concepts, graphing activities, quizzes, lesson plans, and an answer key, all complementing the national math standards. The student workbooks include all the reproducibles from the Teacher and Parent Guides.
Dan Flockhart, MEd (Fortuna, CA) is a teacher at College of the Redwoods in Eureka, California, and was a middle school math teacher when he first incorporated fantasy sports into his math curriculum. He presents his innovative method of teaching math and fantasy sportsconventions, and maintains a Web site that includes a support forum for teachers as well as contests for students at www.fantasysportsmath.com.
About the Author
Dan Flockhart, M.Ed., is a former middle school math teacher who incorporated fantasy sports into his math curriculum. He presents his innovative method of teaching at conventions and maintains a Web site for the series at http://www.fantasysportsmath.com.
Table of Contents
About the Author.
Acknowledgments.
Fantasy Baseball and athematics Handouts.
Handout 1: Description and Rules.
Handout 2: Fantasy Team Roster.
Handout 3: How to Read Box Scores.
Handout 4: How to Collect Data.
Handout 5: How to Compute Points.
Handout 6: Practice in Computing Points, Using the Default Scoring System.
Handout 7: Default Total Points Equations.
Handout 8: Practice in Computing Points, Using the Default Total Points Equations.
Handout 9: Weekly Scoring Worksheet.
Handout 10: Weekly Scoring Worksheet Using Total Points Equations.
Handout 11: Total Points Week-by-Week.
Graphing Activities.
Graphing.
Circle Graphs.
Stacked-Bar and Multiple-Line Graphs.
Handout 12: Stacked-Bar Graph.
Multiple-Line Graph.
Practice Worksheets.
Number Sense.
Practice Worksheet 1: Rounding Whole Numbers and Expanded Notation.
Practice Worksheet 2: Least Common Multiple and Greatest Common Factor.
Practice Worksheet 3: Operations with Whole Numbers.
Practice Worksheet 4: Equivalent Fractions.
Practice Worksheet 5: Patterns and Multiples.
Practice Worksheet 6: Ordering Fractions and Decimals.
Practice Worksheet 7: Rounding Decimals.
Practice Worksheet 8: Improper Fractions, Mixed Numbers, and Reciprocals.
Practice Worksheet 9: Adding and Subtracting Fractions.
Practice Worksheet 10: Stacked-Bar Graph.
Practice Worksheet 11: Multiplying and Dividing Fractions.
Practice Worksheet 12: Rounding Fractions.
Practice Worksheet 13: Multiplying and Dividing Decimals.
Practice Worksheet 14: Unit Rates.
Practice Worksheet 15: Converting Fractions, Decimals, and Percentages.
Practice Worksheet 16: Ratios.
Practice Worksheet 17: Percentage of Price Increase and Decrease.
Practice Worksheet 18: Finding a Percentage of a Number.
Practice Worksheet 19: Proportions.
Practice Worksheet 20: Ratios and Proportions.
Practice Worksheet 21: Factoring.
Practice Worksheet 22: Interest, Depreciation, and Tax.
Practice Worksheet 23: Prime Factorization.
Practice Worksheet 24: Scientific Notation.
Practice Worksheet 25: Ordering Integers, Fractions, and Decimals.
Practice Worksheet 26: Operations with Integers.
Practice Worksheet 27: Permutations and Combinations.
Algebra and Functions.
Practice Worksheet 28: Unit Conversions.
Practice Worksheet 29: Evaluating Algebraic Expressions.
Practice Worksheet 30: Properties of Mathematics.
Practice Worksheet 31: Graphing on a Number Line.
Practice Worksheet 32: Linear Equations (A).
Practice Worksheet 33: Linear Equations (B).
Measurement and Geometry.
Practice Worksheet 34: Area and Perimeter of Rectangles.
Practice Worksheet 35: Golden Rectangles.
Practice Worksheet 36: Functions.
Practice Worksheet 37: Area and Circumference of Circles.
Practice Worksheet 38: Weight.
Practice Worksheet 39: The Pythagorean Theorem.
Statistics, Data Analysis, and Probability.
Practice Worksheet 40: Mean, Median, Mode, Range.
Practice Worksheet 41: Probability.
Practice Worksheet 42: Circle Graphs.
Practice Worksheet 43: Stem-and-Leaf Plots and Histograms.
Practice Worksheet 44: Scatter Plots.
Practice Worksheet 45: Box-and-Whisker Plots.
Mathematical Reasoning.
Practice Worksheet 46: Statements Using Math Terminology.
Extra Credit.
Extra Credit Worksheet: Extra Credit Problems.
Assessment.
Pretest/Posttest.