While touring Oracle Park, students had many opportunities to learn about statistics and improve their math skills.
Convent & Stuart Hall sixth graders concluded a math unit on statistics in early June with a tour of Oracle Park, home of the San Francisco Giants. They explored parts of the stadium only players and staff can access, such as the visitors clubhouse, press box, dugouts and batting cages.
As part of the "Baseball by the Numbers" tour, students participated in a classroom session focused on statistics and data science concepts. From studying math formulas used to calculate baseball statistics to learning how newer stats have changed the game in recent years, students practiced their skills with case studies involving some of the best players of all time.
During the ballpark tour, students applied what they learned in the classroom, analyzing concession stand prices and discussing the stadium's construction angle and field dimensions. They also learned how Oracle Park reduced its carbon footprint last year by sending only 1 percent of ballpark trash to landfills.
Scroll down to explore photos and a short video of the experience.