Baseball: Exit Velocity as a Measure of Hitting Potential

Lucas Duda’s Exit Velocity vs Distance Traveled by Singles and Home Runs
graph from Scholastic Math; slow reveal by Jenna Laib (@JennaLaib)

(Slide deck includes notes and questions to elicit discourse)

Type of Graph: scatterplot

Source: Smith, Natalie. “Going, Going, Gone! Baseball teams are using a new measurement to predict power hitters.” Scholastic Math, September 26, 2016.

Additional Paired Texted/Resources:

Potential Math Content: scatterplot, bivariate data, statistics, determining the x-axis, clusters, shape of data

Potential Content Connections: sports, baseball, physics

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