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Sports Statistics

One-Week Summer Program 2024

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Statistics can be an intimidating course. But our Sports Statistics programs are not like any statistics classes that you will take in school. Students experience how math is used in everyday life from the exciting perspective of sports. And what better place to study statistics than the sports-mad city of Boston?

Sports Statistics is a perennial favorite that fills up fast, and our students have asked for more! In response, a new stand-alone session this year, Sports Statistics: Elite Level is offered for students wanting to take their study to the next level!

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?

Sports Statistics (S1, S2) begins with the fundamentals. While baseball, with its wealth of data, figures most prominently, other sports are covered as well. Groundwork of the principles of probability is laid in the classroom using coins, dice, roulette wheels, and lottery cages. Learning also takes place outdoors as students learn the rules and regulations of tried-and-true sports such as baseball and basketball by engaging in these sports themselves. Students are also introduced to sports that they may not be familiar with. Klootscheiten, anyone? Methods of scorekeeping and analysis techniques are mastered through practice. Novel applications and the opportunity to explore a variety of sports injects excitement into statistics. Students learn about basic statistical measures as well as extend their knowledge of secondary math through the use of graphing calculators. The program focuses primarily on statistics, but touches upon algebra, calculus, vectors, matrices, and graphing as well. To top it off, the week includes a class field trip to a Red Sox game.

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SUMMER 2024 DATES: 

 

Session 1 Sports Statistics: Going, going…almost gone!

June 24 – 28, 2024  | Olin/Wellesley, MA

Session 2 Sports Statistics: Going, going…one seat left!

July 8 – 12, 2024  | Gann/Bentley, Waltham, MA

Session 3: Sports Statistics: Elite Level

July 29 – August 2, 2024  | Gann/Bentley, Waltham, MA

Session 4: NEW SESSION ADDED! 

July 29 – August 2, 2024 | Gann/Bentley, Waltham, MA

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Sports Statistics: Elite Level (S3) is ideal for students seeking more advanced applications or looking to apply their statistics skills to the world of elite sports. This program will delve into higher-level statistical concepts and methods through the lens of top-tier athletics. Avid follower of the MLB and NFL drafts? You could learn how those high-stakes decisions are actually calculated. Excited for the Paris 2024 Olympics? Discover how experts use real data and modeling to predict the results of the world’s biggest sports contest. Sports has become big business. Take a behind-the-scenes look at the statistics underlying salary offers, trades, and recruitment. Ever dream of being a sports newscaster on radio or TV? Knowledge of higher-level statistics and their applications is indispensible. Students ready to take their passion for athletics and math proficiency to the next level will thrive in this stand-alone program.

Instructor: Abigail Kojoian

Abigail is graduating this spring with her PhD in Mathematics from Tufts University. She has been published in Providence College Digital Commons, where she earned her undergraduate degree in Mathematics.

Student Comments from Summer 2023

‘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.’

Students go to a Red Sox game in the Sports Statistics one-week summer business program

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