Presentation on theme: "MRS MONTELEONE ’ S. The NCAA Basketball Tournament, sometimes better known as "March Madness", is thought by some sports fans to be one of the most exciting."— Presentation transcript:
The NCAA Basketball Tournament, sometimes better known as "March Madness", is thought by some sports fans to be one of the most exciting sports championships. The tournament gives 68 teams a chance to become the national champion in basketball. From the first championship in 1939, won by the University of Oregon Ducks, to the 2014 title game, won by Connecticut, the tournament has steadily grown in stature and excitement, attracting millions of fans every year. So, lace up your basketball shoes, grab your calculators, and get ready to catch the excitement of "March Madness"!
Follow along the slides of the power point. Read each slide carefully. Throughout the power point you will be asked to complete activities. Mark your work by the Question Set listed on the slide.
MARCH MADNESS MATH Millions of people watch the tournament and enter pools to see who can pick the most games correctly. Sixty-eight college basketball teams are invited to the tournament out of the more than 300 eligible teams. This was a recent change made to include more teams in the tournament. Eight of the teams have to play in a play-in game in order to get into the field of 64.
The field of 64 includes four regional tournaments with teams seeded 1 through 16. There are four number one seeds, one for each region. The number one seeds are the top four teams in the tournament. Although all 64 teams are good, the 16th seeds are generally the weakest teams in the tournament.
* Choose 4 teams, 1 from each division. You will complete some activities for these teams. * Research each of the four teams and compile the following information for each: Name of School City and State of School Year school was founded Population of school Team Logo/Mascot * If your teams makes it to the Elite Eight, how many miles will they have to travel? How many miles will they travel to get to the Final Four? If using a scale, round to the nearest mile. Question Set 1
Once the eight teams have had their play-in games (round 1) and the 64 team field is set, the real madness begins. For the next six rounds, half the teams lose and go home and half the teams win and advance to the next round. Fill in the number of teams playing and the number of games played in each round. How many total games are played in the six rounds? What patterns do you see? What else do you notice? Complete the chart on the following slide. Question set 2:
Round # of teams playing # of games played Fraction of original teams Decimal formPercent form First Second Third Sweet 16 Elite 8 Final 4 Championship
Create three separate bar graphs containing the following information comparing the four schools you chose: * Wins/losses * Free throw percentage * 3 point conversion percentage Kidzone You may use Excel or any online source like Question set 3:
List all of the states represented in the tournament in a table. Then find the total number of states represented & answer the following questions: What fraction of the 50 states is NOT represented in the tournament? What percentage of the states is NOT represented? Remember that even if a state has multiple teams in the tournament, you still only count that state once! You should be able to find the information you need at NCAA.com or ESPN.com Question set 4:
The basketball player throws a ball in the air towards the net. It misses the net and is rebound at the same height it was released. The parabola shows the height h of the ball in feet after t seconds. What is the total distance the ball travels? For how long does the ball travel up in the air? Explain your reasoning. Question set 5: