Education Technology

The Mathematical Magic of the Free Throw

Technology: TI-Nspire™ Technology
Topic: Technology Skills
Speakers: Scott Washburn, Edward Chaves

Do you want to show your students how much mathematics there is in sports?

During this month of March Madness, we are going to analyze the anatomy of a free throw shot. In this exploration, discover why some free throws are better than others based on their quadratic equation and their entry angle through the hoop. The presenters will demonstrate TI technology skills to highlight:

  • Promoting reasoning and sense making
  • Eliciting student thinking
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