Albion College Mathematics and Computer Science Colloquium

Title: Math in the Madness
Speaker:Luke Walker, `12
Mathematics Major

Abstract: 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.
Location: Palenske 227
Time: 3:50 PM

author  = "{Luke Walker, `12}",
title   = "{Math in the Madness}",
address = "{Albion College Mathematics and Computer Science Colloquium}",
month   = "{26 April}",
year    = "{2012}"