Basketball

Math on the Court

From the Set Math in Sports

Discover how math applies to the game of basketball, from the length of the court to the calculation of players' stats.

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  • Math on the Court
  • The Basics
  • The Court
  • Keeping Score
  • How They Score
  • The Players
  • Individual Statistics
  • No Average Player
  • Career Path
  • Greatest Game Ever
  • The Team
  • Zone Concepts
  • Long Seasons
  • Managing Time
  • Extra Shots
  • Go Figure
  • Glossary
  • Learn More
  • Index
Interest Level Grade 2 - Grade 5
Reading Level Grade 3
Dewey 796.323
Lexile 710
ATOS Reading Level 4.6
Guided Reading Level Q
Language English
Publisher The Child's World, Inc.
Format Hosted ebook
ISBN 9781623234492
Copyright 2013
Number of Pages 32
Dimensions 8 x 9.5
Graphics Full-color photographs

A noteworthy review of Math in Sports from Children's Bookwatch on October 1, 2013

Especially for young boys in grades 2 through 5, the use of sports to teach basic math skills is an especially useful classroom strategy. That’s why The Child’s World Math in Sports series would make a particularly valued addition to classroom and home school basic mathematics instruction curriculums. This outstanding series of six titles includes Auto Racing: Math at the Racetrack; Baseball: Math at the Ballpark; Basketball: Math on the Court; Football: Math on the Gridiron; Hockey: Math at the Rink; and Soccer: Math on the Field. Each 32 page title is enhanced with full-color photography and features a reinforced library binding for an extended shelf life, a table of contents, informative sidebars, a glossary of key words and phrases, sources for further research (including thematically appropriate web sites), a comprehensive index, tables and graphs, and sample math problems. Although the six titles comprising this superbly crafted and produced Math in Sports series can be obtained individually ($27.07 List /, $18.95 Library), grade school libraries especially would do well to acquire the entire series intact ($162.42 List /, $113.70 Library).

A noteworthy review of Math in Sports from Booklist on April 1, 2013

Basketball is more than putting the ball in the hoop, and much of it involves math, as this introduction points out. Coverage includes the dimensions of courts, points and percentages, graphs, time management, and more, with real game sample problems for readers to try or teachers to use. Many concepts are explained, but the text requires a basic knowledge of the sport. Elements of box scores are used in examples, but a reproduction of one would have clarified some references. Illustrated with full-page photographs of well-known players, including two women hoopsters, the book’s appealing format will attract basketball fans. Back matter includes a glossary and a limited list of further resources.

A noteworthy review of Math in Sports from School Library Journal on April 1, 2013

This series does an excellent job of using past and present sports figures to show how statistics can prove a player’s worth. Each book begins with a chapter on ‘The Basics,’ covering the area, perimeter, or length of court, rink, track, or playing field and other calculations (scoring angles, etc.) that apply to the sport. Chapters that focus on statistics, athletes, and famous competitions follow. Most spreads consist of a few computation questions with explanations of the answers and a large, engaging photo with an informative caption. The problem-solving requires some advanced thinking. Most of the exercises use basic math operations along with calculating percentages (although two errors were found). Numerous charts and graphs compare top players and teams. Students who want to know why their favorite players are the best will love these books.

Author: Tom Robinson