The Math of NASCAR

Author: Ian F. Mahaney

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 1448825555

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

View: 7799

Using NASCAR racing, readers must employ addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division to determine seating capacity at the Brickyard, horsepower, number of laps remaining, and fuel usage.
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The Math of Soccer

Author: Ian F. Mahaney

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 1448825571

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

View: 4798

Using the game of soccer, readers must employ addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division to determine the length of half the field, the length of a FIFA game, and shooting percentages.
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Mathematics and Sports

Author: Leonid Efimovich Sadovskiĭ

Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.

ISBN: 9780821897294

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 152

View: 525

"Some scientists claim that strong tobacco and spirits clear the head and spur creativity. It would be well, however, to try other means: to exercise, jog, swim, or learn to play games like tennis, basketball, badminton, volleyball, and so on...[N]ot only checkers, chess, cards, or billiards are a source of interesting problems. Other sports provide them as well. Mathematical methods are increasingly applied in sports. Just think how many yet-unsolved problems arise when we study the interaction between ball and racket or between ball and court." - from the introduction. This unique book presents simple mathematical models of various aspects of sports, with applications to sports training and competitions. Requiring only a background in precalculus, it would be suitable as a textbook for courses in mathematical modeling and operations research at the high school or college level. Coaches and those who do sports will find it interesting as well. The lively writing style and wide range of topics make this book especially appealing.
Posted in Sports & Recreation

Mathematics and Sports

Author: Joseph A. Gallian

Publisher: MAA

ISBN: 0883853493

Category: Mathematics

Page: 329

View: 8047

An accessible compendium of essays on the broad theme of mathematics and sports.
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The Math of Sports

Author: Hope Martin,Susan Guengerich

Publisher: Walch Publishing

ISBN: 9780825139208

Category: Education

Page: 80

View: 3653

Hit a home run with all your students! This handy reproducible book offers you and your students a series of engaging activities that use data and information drawn from the world of sports. Through the use of this real-life information, you can interest students and provide a meaningful context for building proficiency in essential math skills. More importantly, this valuable resource provides you with an easy-to-use approach for integrating problem-solving into your math curriculum. Whether addressing algebra or geometry, probability or statistics, this book is full of great ideas for making the connection between the real world and your classroom.
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NASCAR For Dummies

Author: Mark Martin

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470480572

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 336

View: 1643

Posted in Sports & Recreation

Mathematics in Games, Sports, and Gambling

- The Games People Play

Author: Ronald J. Gould

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781439801659

Category: Mathematics

Page: 374

View: 5883

With an emphasis on mathematical thinking and problem solving, Mathematics in Games, Sports, and Gambling — The Games People Play shows how discrete probability, statistics, and elementary discrete mathematics are used in games, sports, and gambling situations. It draws on numerous examples, questions, and problems to explain the application of mathematical theory to various real-life games. Only requiring high school algebra, the text offers flexibility in choosing what material to cover in a basic mathematics course. It covers permutations in the two-deck matching game so derangements can be counted, introduces graphs to find matches when looking at extensions of the five-card trick, and studies lexicographic orderings and ideas of encoding for card tricks. The text also explores linear equations and weighted equations in the section on the NFL passer rating formula and presents graphing to show how data can be compared or displayed. For each topic, the author includes exercises based on real games and sports data.
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How Race Car Drivers Use Math

Author: Sheri L. Arroyo

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 160413609X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 789

Explains how a race car driver uses math to calculate speed and fuel usage.
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When Life is Linear

From Computer Graphics to Bracketology

Author: Tim Chartier

Publisher: The Mathematical Association of America

ISBN: 0883856492

Category: Computers

Page: 136

View: 6840

From simulating complex phenomenon on supercomputers to storing the coordinates needed in modern 3D printing, data is a huge and growing part of our world. A major tool to manipulate and study this data is linear algebra. When Life is Linear introduces concepts of matrix algebra with an emphasis on application, particularly in the fields of computer graphics and data mining. Readers will learn to make an image transparent, compress an image and rotate a 3D wireframe model. In data mining, readers will use linear algebra to read zip codes on envelopes and encrypt sensitive information. Chartier details methods behind web search, utilized by such companies as Google, and algorithms for sports ranking which have been applied to creating brackets for March Madness and predict outcomes in FIFA World Cup soccer. The book can serve as its own resource or to supplement a course on linear algebra.
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Funny Dan the Race Car Man

Author: Tim Packman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780938467120

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 898

A fun-loving NASCAR driver and his team work together and enjoy their sport.
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Sports Math

Author: Kieran Walsh

Publisher: Rourke Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781595154958

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 7318

Considers mathematics in relation to sports and how winning is determined
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Nascar's Greatest Drivers

Author: Angela Roberts

Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0375848134

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 48

View: 8070

Profiles some of the greatest drivers in racing history, including Richard Petty, Jeff Gordon, and Glenn "Fireball" Roberts.
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The Official NASCAR Trivia Book

With 1001 Facts and Questions to Test Your Racing Knowledge

Author: John C. Farrell

Publisher: FENN-M&S

ISBN: 0771051131

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 400

View: 1112

The Official NASCAR Trivia Book challenges fans with over 1001 NASCAR trivia questions and facts. With an answer section also included, this book will make a NASCAR expert out of any fan, while offering the most seasoned of followers and casual fans hours and hours of fun, laughter and great NASCAR content. This book makes the perfect compliment to any NASCAR enthusiasts collection of officially licensed NASCAR products.
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Chicken Soup for the Soul Nascar Xtreme Race Journal for Kids

Author: Jack Canfield,Mark Victor Hansen,Matthew E. Adams

Publisher: Hci

ISBN: 9780757302831

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 169

View: 7774

Filled with awesome photographs and graphics, an ultimate race journal experience is divided into chapters for every race track across the country where kids can track their favorite driver's progress through the entire NASCAR season. Original. 100,000 first printing.
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Author: Christopher Jordan

Publisher: Tundra Books

ISBN: 9781770494299

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 30

View: 9649

"Uses the cars, drivers, and flags of NASCAR to introduce the alphabet"
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Daring Drivers

If You Were a NASCAR Driver

Author: K. C. Kelley

Publisher: Readers Digest

ISBN: 9780794406028

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 7208

An exciting beginning reader gives racing fans an inside look at a weekend in the life of a NASCAR driver, from the pre-race preparations to the race itself. Original.
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Math Games Lab for Kids

Fun, Hands-On Activities for Learning with Shapes, Puzzles, and Games

Author: Rebecca Rapoport,J.A. Yoder

Publisher: Lab Series

ISBN: 1631592521

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 144

View: 9423

"Math Lab for Kids provides 52 fun labs to teach children basic math concepts through activities and games."--
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Lessons for Teaching Concepts in Mathematics and Statistics Using Sports

Author: Reza Noubary,Heather Ervin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781516519262

Category: Mathematics

Page: 312

View: 9729

This two-volume anthology uses engaging examples from the world of sports to introduce students to critical concepts in mathematics and statistics. Volume 2 contains key lessons in probability and odds, supplementary counting rules, discrete random variables, and continuous random variables as they pertain to football, hockey, NASCAR, bowling, and more. The text also includes lessons on sampling distribution, single sample inferences, and linear regression, offering data from golf, gymnastics, swimming, soccer, and more to fully illustrate and support the learned concepts. Each lesson includes Common Core Standards, a comprehensive teaching guide, printable practice problems, and solutions. Lessons for Teaching Concepts in Mathematics and Statistics Using Sports, Volume 2 is well-suited for undergraduate courses in mathematics, statistics, and education. The book may be used independently or as a companion text. It can also be used for middle school and high school statistics courses. Reza Noubary earned his B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in mathematics from Tehran University, and his M.Sc. and Ph.D. in statistics from Manchester University. He is a professor of mathematics at Bloomsburg University. His research interests include time series analysis, geostatistics, reliability, risk analysis, and applications of mathematics in sports. Heather Ervin earned her B.S. in mathematics from Bloomsburg University, her M.S. in statistics from Lehigh University, and her Ph.D. in mathematics education from Pennsylvania State University. She is an assistant professor of mathematics at Bloomsburg University. Her research interests include preservice elementary and middle school teachers' understanding and knowledge of fraction models, mathematics preparation of high school students for collegiate mathematics, and teaching statistics through sports.
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The Business That Drives the Sport

Author: Robert G. Hagstrom

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0471437077

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 254

View: 7686

From the bestselling author of The Warren Buffett Way, a revealing inside look at the booming business-and investment opportunities-of NASCAR "Hagstrom's insights and observations bring a refreshing 'outside' business perspective to our industry." --From the Foreword by William C. France, President, NASCAR "From its origins in Daytona in the '50s to today's live network broadcasts for millions of devoted fans, Robert Hagstrom offers an in-depth look at the fastest-growing sport in the country. The NASCAR Way explains how and why dozens of Fortune 500 companies have been lining up to jump on board." --Michael T. Hargrave, Senior Motorsports Manager, Anheuser-Busch, Inc. "It is great to be associated with NASCAR, the France family, and for me to get paid for what I love-to race! In The NASCAR Way, you see a prime-time sport." --Dale Earnhardt, 7-time NASCAR Winston Cup champion "An accurate and entertaining perspective to the unbridled capitalism that has built NASCAR into the #2 sport in America after football." --Bill Nielsen, Director, Promotion Development and Licensing, Kellogg USA, Inc. "Hagstrom understands how our business works both on and off the track. His perception of our sport will have you racing through the pages on the edge of your seat. The book is definitely a winner!" --Dale Jarrett, Winston Cup driver
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The Mathematics Of Generalization

Author: David. H Wolpert

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0429972156

Category: Mathematics

Page: 460

View: 7244

This volume grew out of a workshop designed to bring together researchers from different fields and includes contributions from workers in Bayesian analysis, machine learning, neural nets, PAC and VC theory, classical sampling theory statistics and the statistical physics of learning. The contributions present a bird's-eye view of the subject.
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