# Ib Math Studies Ia

Topics: National Basketball Association, New York Knicks, Boston Celtics Pages: 4 (1208 words) Published: May 28, 2013
IB Math Studies Internal Assessment:
What is the Relationship between Points per Game Scored and the Height of the Players in the NBA?

By xxxxxxxxx
Candidate #xxxxxx
February 17th 20xx
Mrsxxxx
Contents
Introduction……………………………………1

Chi-Squared Test……………………………...2

Correlation Coefficient Calculations and Line of Best Fit Calculations………………………...3-4

Discussion/Validity……………………………5

Conclusion…………………………………….5

Raw Data……………………………………6-7

Bibliography…………………………………..8
What is the Relationship between Points per Game Scored and the Height of the Players in the NBA? Introduction:
The NBA is one of the United States’ favorite sports leagues, with each team averaging 100 million dollars of income each year before expenses. Quite a bit of money is spent gambling, funding, and keep the public entertained with this sport. To keep this system working, and to get a fair share, all the coaches must attempt to keep their team on par with the others if not above their competitors. Knowing this, having any type of advantage could be quite profitable for a team. If there was a known way to give your team an advantage it would be utilized and be quite profitable. Height happens to be a physical characteristic that may play in role in having an advantage. If being taller does in fact give a player an advantage, then why not just hire the tallest players you can in order to get the biggest advantage? I chose this topic help determine whether or not this is a viable strategy for coaches. Although I would like to determine this and wish it to be true, I hypothesize that the points per game scored of the player will not drastically, if at all, depend of their player’s heights due to a multitude of other factors including, but not limited to, skill, practice, position, teams, plays, penalties, and the list goes on! Task:

The main purpose of this investigation is to determine whether or not there is a relationship between the height of the players in the NBA and...