Basketball: Math on the Court (Math in Sports) by Tom Robinson

By Tom Robinson

Notice how math applies to the sport of basketball, from the size of the courtroom to the calculation of avid gamers' stats.

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Chris Paul of the Los Angeles Clippers can fill up a box score. defense (di-FENS): The defense on a team tries to stop the offense from scoring. Teams choose to play man-to-man or zone defense. offense (off-FENS): The offense on a team tries to score points. Fast-break points show how well teams score in the change from defense to offense. percentage (pur-SEN-tij): A percentage is a number out of a hundred. Teams that make a higher percentage of their shots often win. rebounds (RE-bowndz): Rebounds are when players get the ball after a shot that was not made.

Mahaney, Ian F. The Math of Basketball. New York: PowerKids Press, 2012. Woods, Mark, and Ruth Owen. : Basketball Facts and Stats. New York: Gareth Stevens, 2011. com/links Note to Parents, Teachers, and Librarians: We routinely verify our Web links to make sure they are safe and active sites. So encourage your readers to check them out!

The Math of Basketball. New York: PowerKids Press, 2012. Woods, Mark, and Ruth Owen. : Basketball Facts and Stats. New York: Gareth Stevens, 2011. com/links Note to Parents, Teachers, and Librarians: We routinely verify our Web links to make sure they are safe and active sites. So encourage your readers to check them out!

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