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Statistics can be an intimidating course. But, this statistics program is not like any statistics class that you will take in school. This program is specifically designed to show students how math is used in every day life from the exciting perspective of sports.
Which teams are most likely to play in next year’s Super Bowl? How has the three-point shot changed basketball? Who is baseball’s most “clutch” hitter? How do you rank a team’s all-time best players?
This class combines the study of statistics with the fun of sports. Students will learn about fundamental statistical measures and will also extend their knowledge of secondary math through the use of graphing calculators. While baseball, with its wealth of data, figures most prominently in our work, students are encouraged to bring their interest in other sports to the session. Included will be a trip to Fenway Park to see the Red Sox play.
This one-week summer program is designed for teens interested in math & computer science.
Session 1: June 24th – June 28th
Longwood Medical – Boston, MA
Session 2: July 29th – August 2nd
Dana Hall – Wellesley, MA
Nathan Josephs earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Mathematics from Wesleyan University, one of the top liberal arts schools in the country. While at Wesleyan, Nathan was a fullback for the school’s rugby team. Nathan became a data scientist for GEICO after graduating, and his love for numbers and statistics led him back to school at Boston University, where he is currently a PhD candidate in the Statistics program.
Laurie Shaw is a research associate at Harvard University. Laurie earned his PhD in Astrophysics from the University of Cambridge, and he went on to complete postdoctoral fellowships at McGill University and Yale University. After this, Laurie joined an algorithmic hedge fund in London, which led him to his current post at Harvard studying data science. Laurie runs his own blog titled “EightyFivePoints,” which is devoted to “quantitative football” or soccer for the Americans reading.
‘I liked how in sports statistics we were able to use math to determine how good teams and players were compared to others. Also, I loved going to the Red Sox game and the Sports Museum at TD Garden.’
‘In our program we learned how to calculate sports stats and use them in graphs, we were also able to compare them to other. Our teacher is a big Red Sox fan and loved using statistics. I liked how we stayed together and would help each other out.‘
‘I liked how the program was fun but at the same time I learned a lot about how to calculate some basic and complicated statistics. Nancy was very helpful when I needed help, but also challenged me to do my best. Also, I really liked the field trips.’
‘I liked how the teacher was very educated about sports and math in sports. I also liked going to the Red Sox game. It was fun to make your own stat too.’
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