Albion College

Mathematics and Computer Science

Mathematics and Computer Science

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Math in the Madness

Luke Walker, `12

Learning math can be unexciting for the average teenager. To spark an interest in this amazing subject, teachers must find ways to connect math to the interests of the students. My passion in math and basketball, so I combined these two into a lesson on the statistics behind the NCAA Basketball Tournament in March. Students will explore the field of the tournament to determine their winner based on the calculation they perform each round. Through all the fun, students practice calculating percentage, average, mean, median, and mode while also learning to think outside of the norm.