Fantasy Basketball and Mathematics: Student WorkbookISBN: 9780787994495
216 pages
March 2007, JosseyBass

Description
Jeffrey R. Thomas, founder and CEO, SportsBuff.com;president, Fantasy Sports Trade Association
This workbook is designed to be used in conjunction with Fantasy Basketball and Mathematics: A Resource Guide for Teachers and Parents. The games and activities in Fantasy Basketball 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 Basketball team by picking reallife players, following your players' statistics, and calculating your teams' total points using one of the equations your teacher provides. In addition to the basic Fantasy Basketball game, your workbook contains worksheets for extra practice on 46 different math concepts.
So join the winning math team with Fantasy Basketball and Mathematics!
Also available in the Fantasy Sports and Mathematics series:
Fantasy Basketball and Mathematics  Fantasy Football and Mathematics  Fantasy Soccer and Mathematics
Table of Contents
About the Author vii
Acknowledgments vii
Fantasy Basketball and Mathematics Handouts 1
Handout 1: Description and Rules 3
Handout 2: Fantasy Team Roster 5
Handout 3: How to Read Box Scores 6
Handout 4: How to Collect Data 7
Handout 5: How to Compute Points 8
Handout 6: Practice in Computing Points, Using the Default Scoring System 11
Handout 7: Default Total Points Equation 14
Handout 8: Practice in Computing Points, Using the Default Total Points Equation 15
Handout 9: Weekly Scoring Worksheet 16
Handout 10: Weekly Scoring Worksheet Using a Total Points Equation 94
Handout 11: Total Points WeekbyWeek 120
Graphing Activities 123
Graphing 125
Circle Graphs 125
StackedBar and MultipleLine Graphs 127
Handout 12: StackedBar Graph 128
MultipleLine Graph 129
Practice Worksheets 131
Number Sense 133
Practice Worksheet 1: Rounding Whole Numbers and Expanded Notation 133
Practice Worksheet 2: Least Common Multiple and Greatest Common Factor 134
Practice Worksheet 3: Operations with Whole Numbers 135
Practice Worksheet 4: Equivalent Fractions 136
Practice Worksheet 5: Patterns and Multiples 137
Practice Worksheet 6: Ordering Fractions and Decimals 138
Practice Worksheet 7: Rounding Decimals 139
Practice Worksheet 8: Improper Fractions, Mixed Numbers, and Reciprocals 140
Practice Worksheet 9: Adding and Subtracting Fractions 141
Practice Worksheet 10: StackedBar Graph 142
Practice Worksheet 11: Multiplying and Dividing Fractions 143
Practice Worksheet 12: Rounding Fractions 144
Practice Worksheet 13: Multiplying and Dividing Decimals 146
Practice Worksheet 14: Unit Rates 147
Practice Worksheet 15: Converting Fractions, Decimals, and Percentages 148
Practice Worksheet 16: Ratios 149
Practice Worksheet 17: Percentage of Price Increase and Decrease 150
Practice Worksheet 18: Finding a Percentage of a Number 151
Practice Worksheet 19: Proportions 153
Practice Worksheet 20: Ratios and Proportions 155
Practice Worksheet 21: Factoring 156
Practice Worksheet 22: Interest, Depreciation, and Tax 157
Practice Worksheet 23: Prime Factorization 158
Practice Worksheet 24: Scientific Notation 159
Practice Worksheet 25: Ordering Integers, Fractions, and Decimals 160
Practice Worksheet 26: Operations with Integers 161
Practice Worksheet 27: Permutations and Combinations 163
Algebra and Functions 164
Practice Worksheet 28: Unit Conversions 164
Practice Worksheet 29: Evaluating Algebraic Expressions 165
Practice Worksheet 30: Properties of Mathematics 166
Practice Worksheet 31: Graphing on a Number Line 168
Practice Worksheet 32: Linear Equations (A) 169
Practice Worksheet 33: Linear Equations (B) 173
Measurement and Geometry 174
Practice Worksheet 34: Area and Perimeter of Rectangles 174
Practice Worksheet 35: Golden Rectangles 176
Practice Worksheet 36: Functions 177
Practice Worksheet 37: Area and Circumference of Circles 179
Practice Worksheet 38: Weight 180
Practice Worksheet 39: The Pythagorean Theorem 181
Statistics, Data Analysis, and Probability 182
Practice Worksheet 40: Mean, Median, Mode, Range 182
Practice Worksheet 41: Probability 183
Practice Worksheet 42: Circle Graphs 185
Practice Worksheet 43: StemandLeaf Plots and Histograms 186
Practice Worksheet 44: Scatter Plots 187
Practice Worksheet 45: BoxandWhisker Plots 188
Mathematical Reasoning 189
Practice Worksheet 46: Statements Using Math Terminology 189
Extra Credit 190
Extra Credit Worksheet: Extra Credit Problems 190
Assessment 191
Pretest/Posttest 193
Author Information
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.