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Who Is Good Enough for the Baseball Hall of Fame?
Shirley Raab
Mathematics, US History




Unit created on 10/11/1999 EST.
Last modified 11/12/1999 4:06:41 PM EST.


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Fundamental Understandings (help)


The students will have to be able to do research on a player of their choice who is currently playing baseball in the National Baseball League. They will then do research on a player of the same position who is already in the hall of fame and compare their statistics to see if their player is on-track to make it into the hall of fame. They must be able to do research on the internet and then compare stastitics. Once they have statistics they must make projections based on those statistics and be able to support their findings. All stastistics will be put into a spreadsheet format for easier comparisons. If the students do not have previous experience on a spreadsheet, they will be able to use it when they are finished. The students will have to be able to analyze basic baseball statistics, so if they do not understand these stats they will when finished.


Technology ISTE Standards (info) 


Routinely and efficiently use online information resources to meet needs for collaboration, research, publications, communications, and productivity.

Information Literacy Standards (info) 


Standard 1 Accesses information efficiently and effectively, as described by the following indicators: 2.recognizes that accurate and comprehensive information is the basis for intelligent decision making; Standard 2: Evaluates information critically and competently, as described by the following indicators: 4.selects information appropriate to the problem or question at hand. Standard 3: Uses information effectively and creatively, as described by the following indicators: 1.organizes information for practical application; 2.integrates new information into one's own knowledge; 3.applies information in critical thinking and problem solving; 4.produces and communication information and ideas in appropriate formats.

Relevance (help)


The students will be able to choose information, do research based on that data, compare, analyze and project that data into predictions.

Assessment (help)


After choosing a player still playing and a hall of famer, the students will compare their stats by putting them into a spreadsheet. When looking at their projections of the active player they will write whether or not their chosen player will make the hall of fame. If their predictions matching their stats look similar they will have predict whether they think the player will make the hall of fame or not. Students will show if they understand using a spread sheet, use the internet for research and use comparison and prediction skills.

Components (help)


Lessons use url: http://www.majorleaguebaseball.com/u/baseball/mlb/players/ to find stats on active players.

URLs (help)


http://www.baseballhalloffame.org/hofers_and_honorees/hofer_bios/index.htm


Workforce Competencies (info) (help)



Lessons


H-o-F Choosing a Hall of Famer *
H-o-F Batting Averages
H-o-F Batting Averages
H-o-F Baseball Statistics





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