Play from the Sidelines: Sports Analytics

Thursdays at 6:30 pm ET (New York)
September 8, 15, 22, 29
October 6, 13, 20
November 3, 10
Appropriate for ages ten and up


Sports analytics has gathered tremendous momentum as one of the most dynamic fields in mathematics.  Taking a deep dive into the numbers of sports can be game-changing or simply a fun exercise for fans.  How do you unlock sports secrets with numbers?  What questions can be explored?  What actionable insights can be gleaned?  From March Madness to national media broadcasts, analytics are becoming increasingly indispensable.  Join Distinguished Visiting Professor Tim Chartier as we discuss outlooks that help with successful analytics, ponder a variety of related questions, and even have a chance to race Usain Bolt — at least under a mathematical model.  Let’s learn how to get in the game — as sports analysts!  The course will address multiple sports and many aspects of sports analytics.  One week’s session will not depend on the previous, nor will any session re-teach past material.  

Tim Chartier is an applied mathematician, popular author, and professionally-trained mime from Davidson College who brings to MoMath his expertise in data analysis, computer science, sports analytics — and the performing arts!

To fully participate in this minicourse, have the following handy:

  • A smartphone, computer, or tablet
  • One or more dice (dice will be provided for in-person attendees)

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