There are so many reports that cite problems in mathematics classrooms. One of the problems is related to motivation and student’s ability to apply what they learn.
Several years ago, I was introduced to Calculus Reform. In those workshops and conferences, educators and mathematicians combined the content of textbooks with graphing calculators and computer algebra systems.
Eventually, professors who authored textbooks began to integrate information on the use of technology in the classroom. This movement has now spread to culturally diverse communities, although initially it was started in other academic environments.
Since those experiences, I began to explore the use of mathematical ideas to discuss, interpret and analyze sports data.
My focus was the National Football League because I had the opportunity to attend college with several young men who became outstanding...
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