Mathalicious: Nothing But Net

Who was a better scorer in the 2011-12 NBA season: Miami Heat forward LeBron James or New York Knicks center Tyson Chandler?

To answer this, most people would count only the points each player made, but in this lesson students will also take into account the points that they missed.

Students compare the two players in various ways, from total points, to points per game/minute, to a new measure called net points. Think LeBron is the best scorer on the floor? Think again.


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Math Topics
Mean, Median, Mode, Sports
6th Grade

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