The possibilities for math lessons based on baseball are infinite, but I wanted to start with learning how to score a baseball game in my homeschool baseball unit study. When I initially shared this idea with a friend, she confessed that she was the official scorekeeper for her high school's baseball team so she could watch and meet the cute boys on the field. Obviously she was far more clever than me.
Cute boy watching aside, baseball scoring provides proof that math is everywhere, and comes in many forms.
I didn't know the first thing about how to score a baseball game, but fortunately we live in the age of Google and resources are plentiful! Here's what helped me:
Take a score sheet to a local high school, college or minor league baseball game, or try watching a game on TV and following along with your score sheet.
Math class dismissed!