Are You Ready for the Statsketball Tournament 2018?
March 7, 2018
The 2018 Statsketball tournament is right around the corner. Are you ready for the competition?
Statsketball 2018 is a statistical prediction contest to determine the stakes of this year’s NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament using statistics. To help you prepare, we’ve rounded up everything you’ll need to predict the outcome of the basketball tournament using statistics rather than luck.
5 Great Resources to Get Started
You don’t have to be a basketball fan to join the fun! If you’re looking for a starting point to make your predictions, these resources will help you dig into the numbers and kick-start your strategy.
Statistics is Changing the Game
Statistics play a huge role in basketball these days. Nearly every professional team has data analysts on staff. We rounded up a few articles to showcase how the field of statistics is shaping the way the sport is played.
Meet the Judges
Statsketball judges will choose winners based on accuracy and the strength of your statistical methodology. Get warmed up for the tournament by learning about the judges who will be assessing your predictions.
Teachers, Get Your Class Involved
Statsketball is a great opportunity to integrate statistics in your classroom. We put together some teaching ideas to help you introduce your students to Statsketball and get your students excited about the subject.
If you’re ready to play, take a look at the guidelines before you start. We’ll kick things off on Selection Sunday, so be sure to keep an eye out for the unveiling of the 68-team NCAA Tournament bracket on Sunday, March 11.
This spring, This is Statistics launched a new contest: March Randomness, a month-long challenge that encouraged students to test their probability intuition skills, inspired by the Borel board game. The inaugural March Randomness contest drew in 214 participating teams. How it worked: Every Monday through Thursday throughout March, we posed a new probability experiment to students – for…
It’s almost time to announce the winner of the This is Statistics March Randomness spring contest! During this inaugural competition, teams of high school and undergraduate students used their probability intuition to predict outcomes of 16 simple random experiments that used dice, balls, cards, and coins. Before we reveal the winning team later this week,…