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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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Announcing the winner March Mathness

Thank you and congratulations to North Side Elementary!  They won a $50 VISA gift certificate for their own Final Four party.  Here are the remaining math problems their 4th grade students submitted to our March Mathness Contest. Michigan won 19 … Continue reading

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More math fun: perimeters, game totals and the lines on the basketball!

More fun math problems from Ms. Renninger’s class. A basketball has 4 lines of height and 6 lines of width. How many lines does a basketball have total? Ohio State had 25 wins and 4 losses. How many games did … Continue reading

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The mean, median and mode of scoring baskets!

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 by the … Continue reading

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Michigan State Scoring Average

Here is a March Mathness problem for your students. In yesterday’s game Michigan State scored 93 points beating Delaware and advancing.  During the 40 minutes of regulation play how many points did Michigan State score per minute? Please send your … Continue reading

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Mathematical Difference between NBA and College hoops

Already television and social media are abuzz with college basketball statistics. March Madness is here. Here are two fun math problems to share with students: Problem 1: NBA games have 4 12-minute quarters.  College games have 2 20-minute halves.  Which games … Continue reading

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Announcing March Mathness Contest

On the Ascend Math blog you’ll find themed math problems to share with your class from The Winter Olympics to the Academy Awards and Mardi Gras. Now, we challenge your classes to create math problems for March Madness.  Math plays … Continue reading

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