Quickball Math

Quickball Math

Cal Ripken, Sr. FoundationMentees, check out the sessions below to find activities, websites, and videos to help you keep exploring what you are doing on your Quickball Math team. Share what you are learning with your family to help them flex their math and baseball muscles, too! Parents and guardians can find more about these resources in the Family Resource Guide below.


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ACTIVITIES

Watch a televised sports game, and keep your own score using tally marks for each team. If you pick a sport with varying point values, like basketball, keep tallies by point value category (free throws, 2-pointers, 3-pointers, etc.). At the end of the game, add up the tally marks in each category. Then multiply by the corresponding point value to figure out the total score in each category. Finally, add the points in all the categories to get the total score for each team.

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Make a Venn diagram. Ask family members about things they like, or make a Venn diagram about something else of your choosing. Draw your own diagram or use a Venn diagram template.

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Take turns facing off with members of your family in a staring contest. How long until the first person cracks a smile or laughs? Who is your family’s staring contest champion?

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Use your left or right hand to measure something at home, like the width of the front door or length of a table, by the number of handspans. Compare your handspan with a family member and have this family member measure the same object with their hands for comparison. Who has the bigger handspan? How do the measurements vary?

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VIDEOS

TEDYouth Talk by Drummer Clayton Cameron

ACTIVITIES

Find at least one example of a pattern at home. Look for a pattern in wallpaper, jewelry, your family’s routines, a song on the radio, etc.

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Visit the “Stats” section of the Major League Baseball website with your family. Click on “Stats” at the top of the page to look up the batting average (AVG) for players and teams. What is your favorite team? Who is your favorite player on that team? Is he more likely or less likely to hit the ball than his teammates? (Hint: Compare the individual player’s batting average to the overall batting average for his team.)