## Math behind Moneyball

Start Date: 02/23/2020

 Course Type: Common Course

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Learn how probability, math, and statistics can be used to help baseball, football and basketball teams improve, player and lineup selection as well as in game strategy.

#### Course Syllabus

You will learn how to predict a team’s won loss record from the number of runs, points, or goals scored by a team and its opponents. Then we will introduce you to multiple regression and show how multiple regression is used to evaluate baseball hitters. Excel data tables, VLOOKUP, MATCH, and INDEX functions will be discussed.

#### Course Introduction

Math behind Moneyball In this course, we will focus on the mathematics behind the most common and powerful teams in baseball, football, basketball, and soccer. We will cover the most important pieces of the game theory, such as permutations, permutations with mathematical precision, and the concept of time. We will also discuss the most beautiful games that are played with superlatives, and of course, we will compare and contrast the mathematics of baseball and football with those of basketball and football. The final product of this course will be a capstone project that uses your math knowledge to design a real-world baseball or football team. You will create a capstone project proposal for consideration in the Capstone Track. You will create a capstone project for consideration in the Capstone Track. NOTE: This is not a "how-to" course on how to build moneyball teams, but rather, we will focus on the mathematics behind the most common and powerful teams in baseball, football, basketball, and soccer. We will cover the most important pieces of the game theory, such as permutations, permutations with mathematical precision, and the concept of time. We will also discuss the most beautiful games that are played with superlatives, and of course, we will compare and contrast the mathematics of baseball and football with those of basketball and football. We hope that you will join us for an entertaining capstone experience! Assignment 1: Play Money

#### Course Tag

Statistics Analytics Microsoft Excel Probability

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