# Fantasy Baseball and Mathematics: A Resource Guide for Teachers and Parents, Grades 5 and Up

ISBN: 978-0-7879-9443-3
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March 2007, Jossey-Bass
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Acknowledgments.

Introduction.

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Standards and Expectations Addressed by Fantasy Baseball and Mathematics.

Part One: Computing Weekly Points.

Chapter One: How to Play Fantasy Baseball and Mathematics.

Step 1: Selecting Players.

Option 1: Permanent Teams with Salary Cap.

Option 2: Different Teams Each Week.

Injuries.

Step 3: Collecting Data.

Step 4: Computing Points.

Default Total Points Equation for Nonpitchers.

Default Total Points Equation for Pitchers.

Example Using Default Total Points Equations: Points Earned  for the English Bulldogs.

Additional Scoring Systems (Total Points Equations).

Chapter Two: Explaining Fantasy Baseball and Mathematics to Students: 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.

Part Two: Using Graphs.

Chapter Three: Graphing Activities.

Circle Graphs 53

Stacked-Bar and Multiple-Line Graphs 55

Handout 12: Stacked-Bar Graph 56

Multiple-Line Graph 57

Additional Options for Graphing Activities 58

Part Three: Using Practice Worksheets and Quizzes.

Chapter Four: 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.

Chapter Five: Quizzes.

Number Sense.

Quiz 1: Rounding Whole Numbers and Expanded Notation.

Quiz 2: Least Common Multiple and Greatest Common Factor.

Quiz 3: Operations with Whole Numbers.

Quiz 4: Equivalent Fractions.

Quiz 5: Patterns and Multiples.

Quiz 6: Ordering Fractions and Decimals.

Quiz 7: Rounding Decimals.

Quiz 8: Improper Fractions, Mixed Numbers, and Reciprocals.

Quiz 9: Adding and Subtracting Fractions.

Quiz 10: Stacked-Bar Graph.

Quiz 11: Multiplying and Dividing Fractions.

Quiz 12: Rounding Fractions.

Quiz 13: Multiplying and Dividing Decimals.

Quiz 14: Unit Rates.

Quiz 15: Converting Fractions, Decimals, and Percentages.

Quiz 16: Ratios.

Quiz 17: Percentage of Price Increase and Decrease.

Quiz 18: Finding a Percentage of a Number.

Quiz 19: Proportions.

Quiz 20: Ratios and Proportions.

Quiz 21: Factoring.

Quiz 22: Interest, Depreciation, and Tax.

Quiz 23: Prime Factorization.

Quiz 24: Scientific Notation.

Quiz 25: Ordering Integers, Fractions, and Decimals.

Quiz 26: Operations with Integers.

Quiz 27: Permutations and Combinations.

Algebra and Functions.

Quiz 28: Unit Conversions.

Quiz 29: Evaluating Algebraic Expressions.

Quiz 30: Properties of Mathematics.

Quiz 31: Graphing on a Number Line.

Quiz 32: Linear Equations (A).

Quiz 33: Linear Equations (B).

Measurement and Geometry.

Quiz 34: Area of Rectangles.

Quiz 35: Golden Rectangles.

Quiz 36: Functions.

Quiz 37: Area and Circumference of Circles.

Quiz 38: Weight.

Quiz 39: The Pythagorean Theorem.

Statistics, Data Analysis, and Probability

Quiz 40: Mean, Median, Mode, Range.

Quiz 41: Probability.

Quiz 42: Circle Graphs.

Quiz 43: Stem-and-Leaf Plots and Histograms.

Quiz 44: Scatter Plots.

Quiz 45: Box-and-Whisker Plots.

Mathematical Reasoning.

Quiz 46: Statements Using Math Terminology.

Chapter Six: Assessment.