Get Your Class Involved 

  • Offer the challenge as extra credit or as a class assignment.
  • Volunteer to help students form teams.
  • Offer your classroom as a meeting and work space for student teams.
  • Assess your students’ knowledge and interest in statistics.
  • Motivate them about the future benefits of learning statistical skills.
  • Share news about the NCAA Basketball Tournament that demonstrate the role of statistics in basketball.

Introducing Students to Statsketball

  • Statsketball is your chance to apply statistics to the real world and tap into students’ passion for sports.
  • It is a contest from the American Statistical Association (ASA), giving students a taste of sports analytics.
  • For additional details and resources, visit

What is Statistics? 

  • Statistics is the science of learning from data. Statisticians turn data into knowledge, detecting signals from the noise in the data. 
  • Statistics is among the fastest-growing jobs, predicted to increase by 34 percent from 2014 to 2024.  
  • Those with statistics training have a wide variety of career fields from which to choose.  
  • If you don’t want to be a statistician, you’ll still benefit from taking statistics classes. More and more career fields need workers who are statistically literate, especially in our growing data-driven economy.  

Get more resources about statistics in our Educator Toolkit.