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Batter Up Statistics Program

Batter Up Statistics Program

The Norfolk Tides have teamed up with Elizabeth River Crossings to create the Batter Up Statistics Program! Thanks to Elizabeth River Crossings and the National Baseball Hall of Fame, this program is FREE of charge for your student 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 mathematics 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 download the appropriate lesson plan for your student's age group. The lesson plans will call for many items you may already have at home, such as dice, marbles, playing cards and a baseball card. If you don't have these items, it's okay to omit that particular activity. Don't forget to use online resources as well - for example, you can google search "baseball card back" and have plenty of results to work with!

Download the appropriate lesson plans:

Rookie Level (Recommended Grades 3-5)

Intermediate Level (Recommended Grades 6-8)

Advanced Level (Recommended Grades 9-12)

Upon completion of the program, please contact the Tides community relations department via email at [email protected] 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 future game at Harbor Park to see all of the concepts learned from the program, in real-life action on the field.