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Fantasy Basketball and Mathematics: Student Workbook

ISBN: 978-0-7879-9449-5
216 pages
March 2007, Jossey-Bass
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"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 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 real-life 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
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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 Week-by-Week 120

Graphing Activities 123

Graphing 125

Circle Graphs 125

Stacked-Bar and Multiple-Line Graphs 127

Handout 12: Stacked-Bar Graph 128

Multiple-Line 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: Stacked-Bar 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: Stem-and-Leaf Plots and Histograms 186

Practice Worksheet 44: Scatter Plots 187

Practice Worksheet 45: Box-and-Whisker 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

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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.

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