Football: The Math of the Game

Football: The Math of the Game

by Shane Frederick
     
 

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How much area is there in an entire football field? How do you determine a quarterbacks rating? What is the longest field goal kicked in NFL history? Head to the gridiron to learn about the math of football!

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How much area is there in an entire football field? How do you determine a quarterbacks rating? What is the longest field goal kicked in NFL history? Head to the gridiron to learn about the math of football!

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Children's Literature - Dawna Lisa Buchanan
Here is another in a series of informational books featuring sports and math in a high-appeal format. Richly colored photographs of football players, teams and games are punctuated by explanatory text and insets that feature math problems. Examples range from algebra to geometry, linking the sport and mathematics in a series of short, dense chapters. These are nicely organized to present a developmental perspective. The introductory piece gives an overview of football and how math is related to the sport, followed by chapters about the "basics," "offense," and "defense and special teams." The concluding discussion is titled "applying the math." Sports fans will love the brief descriptions of highlights from famous games and the real life uses of mathematical functions to calculate scores, averages and winning points. The book also features a glossary, a short resource list, Internet resources and an index. Teachers will delight in this excellent resource, as will reluctant readers and readers who are fearful of math. The is produced with high quality paper and binding to withstand handling in classrooms or libraries. Reviewer: Dawna Lisa Buchanan

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781476501635
Publisher:
Capstone Press
Publication date:
07/01/2012
Series:
Sports Math
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
15 MB
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This product may take a few minutes to download.
Age Range:
10 - 14 Years

Meet the Author

Shane Frederick has been writing about sports teams and athletes ever since he worked for his high school newspaper in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, in the late 1980s. He currently covers college hockey and other sports for "The Free Press" newspaper in Mankato, Minnesota, and his stories have captured awards from the Associated Press, the Minnesota Newspaper Association, and the Society of Professional Journalists. He is also the author of several books about hockey and football. A graduate of the University of St. Thomas, Shane lives in Mankato with his wife, Sara; their three children, Ben, Jack, and Lucy; and their dog, Charlie.

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