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March Madness is here!

This year we’ll kick off our fun related blog, March Mathness, with an activity created by the Ascend Math Team! Use the Ascend Math Graph Exploration to plot the distribution of team colors and mascots by referring to: Why you should always pick blue … 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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