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You’re getting on my last NERV!

We’ve had the opportunity to discuss quite a lot of things in the Math of Sports and Games class.  Right now, they’re working on a project on NERV. 

NERV stands for net expected run value (see here, for more).   It’s a great lesson to talk about that utilizes probability and expected value in a real tangible way.  We’re using math to better create strategies to cause baseball teams to win.  How is that not a cool thing? 

No longer is math a series of steps, but rather a tool that is used to increase success (we’re looking at success on the baseball field, but I think the kids will start to see it as a tool to increase success in other ways too). 

 

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