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Mathematician’s Apprentice: Sports Analytics

Sunday, June 1, 2014
1:15 pm - 2:30 pm

The Apprentice programs are small, hands-on workshops in which enthusiastic renowned scientists in interesting fields educate the curious. Every time a player scores a goal, makes a pass, or takes a foul, lots of data gets generated. How well is that player doing per minute of game time? How about the team as a whole? How often does the team win when Number Six plays? Mathematicians and analysts are finding new and interesting ways to sift through all of this data to make predictions. Guesswork and gut feeling may not always be enough to pick the winner. Learn how to use statistics and math to your advantage and soon you’ll be forecasting with the best of them.

This is a drop-off workshop where young scientists learn directly from leading scientists, technologists, and innovators. Ages: 4th grade and above.

This program is supported by the Bezos Family Foundation. 


Tim ChartierMathematician, Author

Tim Chartier is a mathematician and author whose work regularly appears in the Huffington Post Science blog. In 2014, he was named the inaugural Math Ambassador of the Mathematical Association of America. He is on the advisory council for MoMath, the first museum of mathematics in the U.S.

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