Baseball + Numbers = Fun & Games: Math & Ratings for Young Fans (Paperback)

Baseball + Numbers = Fun & Games: Math & Ratings for Young Fans By Julia Rose Chin, Julia Rose Chin (Illustrator), Carlton Chin Cover Image

Baseball + Numbers = Fun & Games: Math & Ratings for Young Fans (Paperback)

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This "Teach to Fish" book introduces concepts of math & baseball to share interesting baseball lore & history, teach math - and develop ratings of all-time great teams & batters. The authors devise games, including a baseball simulation game in the style of Strat-O-Matic & APBA Baseball - complete in this book. The book's foreword, by William Keat, PhD, professor at Union College on Carlton Chin: "The predictive power of mathematics ... along with his joy of competition, underpins his unique professional journey from predicting material behavior as an engineering student at MIT, predicting human behavior as ... nationally known financial analyst, to predicting athletic performance as author and contributor to the New York Times." "An athlete is his own right, numbers and statistics are Carlton's means to a greater understanding of the sports he loves. In my own experience as a teacher of engineering, I know that the converse is also true, that sports can be used to inspire a greater understanding of science and mathematics." Cover illustration: Julia Chin's rendition of Elysian Fields in Hoboken, NJ, the birthplace of organized baseball in the 1840s.
Carlton Chin has been a lifelong Mets fan and has always enjoyed creating sports power ratings. Baseball helped to feed Carlton's love for math, probability, and statistics over the years. Today, he is a quantitatively driven researcher and fund manager specializing in alternative investment strategies. Carlton is a CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) and holds both undergraduate and graduate degrees from M.I.T. Carlton is also the co-author of "Who Will Win the Big Game? A Psychological & Mathematical Approach" - and has been quoted in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, SeekingAlpha, and other industry publications.
Product Details ISBN: 9781609700126
ISBN-10: 1609700120
Publisher: Bcdadvisors
Publication Date: August 1st, 2011
Pages: 138
Language: English