Some of the most popular posts of the past three years have been those celebrating March Mathness, the math behind the sport of basketball!
Many of you sent in your own math problems for posting. These included scores, records of teams, distance teams have to travel, the basketball court itself, even the numbers on the player’s jerseys. Math plays into this annual event in more ways than you might think.
So check this blog regularly for more fun math problems. Send your ideas for March Mathness math problems to firstname.lastname@example.org
Meanwhile, here is a favorite updated from last year:
A basketball court measures 94 feet by 50 feet. What is the perimeter of the court? What is the area?