The determining factors for deciding which players get voted into the Hall of Fame are many. One of the possible factors is batting average. The students will get an explanation of what a batting average is and how to figure it. We will be adding, dividing and using per centages and then ranking the averages in order.
Data Analysis, Statistics, and Probability
Mathematics instructional programs should include attention to data analysis, statistics, and
probability so that all students
Pose questions and collect, organize, and represent data to answer those questions
Adding, Dividing, and ranking numbers
Solving a Multistep Problem
In baseball the batting average of a player is determined
by dividing the number of times a player gets a hit by
number of times the player is up to bat.
1. How many times has the player been up to bat?
2. How many hits does the player have (include all
singles, doubles, triples, and homeruns).
3. Divide the number of hits by the number of at-bats.
(the number will be a decimal)
4. Multiply this number by 1000 and that's the batting average.
Now, choose a major league baseball team and find the inviduals
statistics and figure that teams batting averages.