Here are several activities that can brighten up your math lessons with March Madness !

Start with a fun intro to probability from Crash Course:

Then check out this video about "Bracketology" by the University of Michigan!

Explore the other resources within this collection - you can access them below or from the Table of Contents on the left.

 

Then pick from the several resources on the EGFI March Madness STEM Resources: http://teachers.egfi-k12.org/march-madness-stem-resources/

Don't miss this Teaching Monster March Madness Probability Activity: http://teaching.monster.com/training/articles/9750-march-madness-probability-activity

 

 

 

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In the 2005 Conference-USA Tournament game, Memphis player Darius Washington Jr. was fouled at the buzzer during a three-point shot. With his team down by two to Louisville, he stepped up to the foul line for three shots.In this lesson, students will compute the probabilities of a win, loss, or tie for Memphis. They will also determine whether or not it was smart for Louisville to foul at the buzzer, and will investigate the conditions when fouling at the buzzer in a close game makes sense
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Final Four

by Zach Harrison

Probability and Odds created from the Final Four
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In this lesson, students use information from NBA statistics to make and compare box-and-whisker plots. After reviewing the concepts of minimum, maximum, median, upper quartile and lower quartile, students create three box-and-whisker plots for sets of data on the heights and weights of basketball players. In each case, the students consider the effects of changing one piece of the data, such as eliminating the height of the tallest player. Detailed instructions for the lesson, assessment options, and all handouts are included.
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