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Introductory Mathematics and Statistics through Sports

Supplementary Activities and Writing Projects

Tricia Muldoon Brown and Eric B. Kahn

June 2019

ISBN: 9780198835677

132 pages
Hardback
234x156mm

In Stock

Price: £27.99

Introductory Mathematics and Statistics through Sports uses sport as a tool to help students get to grips with mathematics and statistics, placing great emphasis on communication, application, and internalization of mathematics.

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Introductory Mathematics and Statistics through Sports uses sport as a tool to help students get to grips with mathematics and statistics, placing great emphasis on communication, application, and internalization of mathematics.

  • Includes inquiry-based learning activities for each chapter, which has been shown to increase mathematical and technical thinking
  • Three writing projects have been included for each chapter to improve both content understanding and writing skills
  • All activities have been framed in the playing, competition, or business of sports for real-world context

About the Author(s)

Tricia Muldoon Brown, Georgia Southern University, Associate Professor, and Eric B. Kahn, Bloomsburg University, Associate Professor

Tricia Muldoon Brown is an Associate Professor at Georgia Southern University. Her research interests include studying the connections between commutative algebra, combinatorics, and simplicial topology, enumerative combinatorics, and recreational mathematics. With her collaborators, she has published pure mathematics articles in numerous journals, and is actively involved in her teaching. She was a 2009 Project NExT fellow, a 2015 Georgia Governor's Teaching Fellow, and was awarded a 2016 Affordable Learning Georgia Textbook Transformation Grant to adapt an open-source introductory mathematics textbook on her campus.

Eric joined the faculty at Bloomsburg University in 2009 as an Assistant Professor of Mathematics and earned tenure and promotion to Associate Professor in the spring of 2014. He received his B.A. in mathematics from Kenyon College in 2004 and his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in mathematics from the University of Kentucky in 2006 and 2009 respectively. He is an active member of the Mathematical Association of America, was a Project NExT fellow in the 2009 cohort, was elected to serve a two-year term starting in 2017 as Program Coordinator for the SIGMAA on Inquiry Based Learning, and has co-coordinated or coordinated the student paper competition of his local MAA section, EPaDel since 2010.

Table of Contents

    1:Introduction
    2:Graph Theory
    3:Voting Theory
    4:Fair Division and Apportionment
    5:Financial Mathematics
    6:Data
    7:Statistical Reasoning
    8:Probability