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#### Take Me out to the Ball Game!

The baseball/softball season is upon us and what better way to prepare for the fun than by studying the ways in which math is used in these fine sports?!

*How can I spend my Math Minutes this week?*

- Watch this video below about Baseball Batting Averages. Post a comment about something new you learned from the video.
- Calculate batting averages using this worksheet: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B59p7nLR3kODanp4bE9mOHJ2Uk0 Turn in your completed worksheet to the EY Coordinator at your building. Worksheet Source: http://baseballhall.org/hall-of-famers/future-eligibles#2017-eligibles
- There are many graphs that display baseball data. Find a graph and summarize the data. Turn your graph and summary into the EY Coordinator at your building.
- Look at the graph below and write 5 summary sentences about the data. Find out some additional information about any one of the players listed in this graph. Graph Source: http://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2014/06/rip-tony-gwynn-baseballs-best-hitter-in-the-last-60-years/372860/

I learned that in order to find a batting average you divide the number of hits by plate appearances subtracted by sac flies and balls. If the decimal is more than three numbers you round to the thousandth.

I learned that after you divide your number, you multiply your number by 1000 to get your real average.

I didn’t know baseball averages were that low.

I had no idea that David Ortiz had such a great 2013 World Series.

I didn’t know David Ortiz beat the cardinals that bad in the 2013 World Series