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Announcing March Mathness V

Are you ready for March Madness, the annual NCAA Men’s basketball tournament? Math plays into this annual event in more ways than you might think. Some of the most popular posts of the past four years have been those celebrating … Continue reading

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Final Four Fun with Math

We continue our series of fun March Mathness problems this week.  Here are two that were submitted for the Final Four. Gonzaga and South Carolina will play each other in the Semi-Final on Saturday.   In the last round Gonzaga beat Xaviar 83 … Continue reading

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The Sweet Sixteen Average

The teams that made it to the Sweet Sixteen are very different. Some have posted high scores in post season, some low. But they are all winners.  Can you find the mean, median, and mode for points scored per game … Continue reading

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More March Mathness Problems

Here are some fun math problems to share with students: 1. NBA games have 4 12-minute quarters.  College games have 2 20-minute halves.  Which games are longer, NBA or College, and by how much? 2.  The tournament started with 64 teams. Of … Continue reading

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Upsetting Mathness!

I am from Minnesota and yes, I am a graduate of the University there.  And I am upset. I’m upset at the upset of the #5 seeded Golden Gophers at the hands (large hands) of the Middle Tennessee State Blue … Continue reading

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The Math of the March Mascots

As we prepare for the actual games, some folks out there are having special fun with the 68 teams.  USA Today presents a ranking of the teams according to their team name and mascot. We figured why not add a little … Continue reading

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Announcing March Mathness IV

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, … Continue reading

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Announcing March Mathness III

The past two years, we devoted the march blog posts to 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 … Continue reading

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March Mathness Begins – Mascot Percentages!

A study released in the this month’s issue of Sports Illustrated magazine reveals that colleges with “bird” mascots have done better than those with animals, fantasy figures, or humans for mascots. Here is how it shapes up Mascot Winning Percentage … Continue reading

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Announcing the Return of March Mathness

Last year, we devoted the march blog posts to 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 … Continue reading

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