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Batter Up Statistics Program

The Norfolk Tides have teamed up with Elizabeth River Crossings to create our brand new Batter Up Statistics Program! Thanks to Elizabeth River Crossings and the National Baseball Hall of Fame, this new program is FREE of charge for your school to participate.

Imagine it's the final day of the 1941 season and Ted Williams' batting average is .3995. What will he do? Sit this one out and guarantee a historic .400 average season or take a chance and aim for mathematic immortality? Your students can find the answer to this and other exciting stories in a unit full of whole numbers, fractions and decimals, percentages, proportions and problem solving. This thematic unit, originally developed and created by the National Baseball Hall of Fame, teaches fundamental concepts that connect the calculator and the clubhouse while using and interpreting the statistics of famous ballplayers.

This fun and interactive unit will allow your students to examine how everyday mathematical concepts, such as addition, subtraction, fractions, decimals, etc. apply to baseball and the real world. With three levels; Rookie (Grades 3 through 5), Intermediate (Grades 6 through 8) and Advanced (Grades 9 through 12), the Batter Up Statistics Program creates a mathematical learning experience for nearly everyone! Students will analyze baseball statistics and interpret data in terms of fundamental mathematic operations. In addition, the program will assist students in gaining a better understanding of the application of baseball statistics and how they are calculated using basic mathematical principles. 

To participate simply visit THIS WEB ADDRESS. Once on the website, please choose the appropriate level for your students and download the lesson plans accordingly.

Upon completion of the program, please contact the Tides community relations department via email at or phone at 757-622-2222 Ext. 106 or 121 for further instructions. Each student who completes the program will receive one free reserved seat ticket voucher to attend a game at Harbor Park to see all of the concepts learned from the program, in real-life action at on the field.

Elizabeth River Crossings (ERC) is committed to connecting our community's youth with impactful educational programs. Through our continued partnership with the Tides this season, we are able to provide local students with the Reading Program and the Batter Up Statistics Program. These initiatives promote reading and mathematics for all ages within our community's schools and offer incentives for students who complete them. We are excited for another year of partnering with the Tides and look forward to seeing the impact!