In "Hardball", an amateur mathematician named Oswald Kettner creates a mathematical process that uses baseball statistics to identify players who are abusing steroids. The FBI, with Charlie's assistance, is called in to protect Oswald from being a murder target for his findings. In this activity, students will analyze baseball statistics by using a scatter plot of strikeouts versus home runs and finding the line of best fit.
Before the Activity
Download the attached PDF and look over the Teacher Page. Download the attached TI-Navigator files for use during the lesson.
During the Activity
Discuss the materials from the Student Page with your class.
After the Activity
Encourage students to explore Web sites and questions from the Extensions Page.