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<font size="-2">Coach motivates the player</font>
Coach motivates the player...

<font size="-2">The goalkeeper explains how he uses his data..</font>
The goalkeeper explains how he uses his data...

A player in motion...
A player in motion...

Mathematics can help your skills too...
Mathmatics can help your skills too...

The manager in action...
The manager in action...

An anxious moment for our fans...
An anxious moment for our fans...

A keen female fan...
A keen female fan...

Could this be our moment?!
Could this be our moment?!

It is just a few minutes to kick off in what promises to be the biggest day in the life of two young sports fans, Andrew and Simon. Their team is just about to take to the pitch in a World Cup Final. But the true adventure starts when Andrew bets Simon that before the end of the match, he can prove that 'behind every ball played, every corner taken, every goal kicked, lies mathematics of some sort or another.'

Simon's cause is further complicated by the arrival of Mandy, a part time football fan and full time math expert.

Join our friends as they discover how...

  • An aspiring player relies on numbers, measurement and graphs to help him in training for the match.
  • The team's manager uses grid references and other aspects of geometry to tell his players where to position themselves on the pitch.
  • The teams goalie relies on the properties of angles to know where to stand when defending the goals.
  • The use of algebra tells a manager which team is more likely to tire in the second half.
  • A manager could use a quick survey to help him make a substitution decision, and how the different wording of the survey could lead to a different result.
  • An understanding of areas and percentages helps generate a scheme to break extra time deadlocks.
  • A goalie uses data analysis and probability to help him save a penalty kick.

Designed with a close eye to National Council of Teacher of Mathematics Principles and Standards, and with a strong mix of entertainment and information, Math and Soccer is suitable for Grades 5-8 and is sure to provide a wonderful addition to any math curriculum.

Math and Soccer comes with a set of teacher worksheets and a 'Stats Pack' full of Soccer facts and figures making it an ideal springboard for follow on activities and projects.

The cost is $44.95 plus $5.00 shipping.

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