The amount of data generated by the game of baseball provides many opportunities for statistical analysis. One branch of analysis is called sabermetrics.
Students will study the Pythagorean expectation, sabermetric formula used to estimate how many games a team should win based on the number of runs scored and the number of runs allowed.
Before the Activity
Download the attached PDF and look over the Teacher Page.
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.