Math Day at the Sky Sox
High school math students and math teacher, Daniel Heinze, in the School for the Deaf, experienced Math Day with the Sky Sox baseball club. The Math Day field trip provided students, teachers, and chaperones the opportunity to not only see their favorite players in action at Security Service Field, but they also received an interactive math lesson. For example, Question 1: Last season my favorite Sky Sox pitcher gave up 90 earned runs (R) in 180 innings pitched (IP). What was his Earned Run Average last season? (Earned Run Average is (R/IP) x9) Question 2: The Sky Sox expect 5,000 fans at the ballgame today. If the Sky Sox play 70 home games, and they draw this many fans to each game, how many fans will have attended a Sky Sox game by the end of the season?
The Colorado Springs Sky Sox baseball team played the Redbirds from Memphis. The group from CSDB had ballpark experience of a lifetime, as the Sky Sox won the game by one run.