Fantasy Basketball Math: Using Stats to Score Big in Your League

9781515721635. ea vol: 32p. (Fantasy Sports Math). chart. further reading. glossary. index. photos. websites. Capstone. Aug. 2016. lib. ed. $20.99.
Gr 5 Up—This series, which bears the Sports Illustrated for Kids brand, ably teaches tweens how to use math to create winning fantasy sports teams. While statistics vary from sport to sport, each title has a similar flow, as the series' focus is really on building and strengthening decision-making skills. Topics covered include types of scoring, leagues, player selection, and trades. True to their brand, these books include many images of current stars as well as a few all-time greats. The math involved includes arithmetic and averaging, which many students won't find difficult, but by engaging them this way, the volumes allow for readers to reinforce their skills in a high interest and fun way. Educators could easily use this series to set up student leagues of their own.

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