Tom Stinson

I breathe, love and teach Math. Love the NBA and movies. When I'm not in the classroom or doing class prep, I'm spending time with my beautiful family - my wife and 2 children.

Boston, MA

NBA, Equations and Inequalities (1)

Did you root for the Heat or the Spurs in NBA Finals 2013? Practice algebraic expressions using real data from that series. Aligned with Common Core Math 6.EE.6 and 6.EE.7 (one-variable equation).

Tom StinsonNBA, Equations and Inequalities (2)

Heat or Spurs? Practice algebraic inequalities using real data from the NBA Finals 2013. Aligned with Common Core Math 6.EE.8 (inequalities).

Tom StinsonNBA, Equations and Inequalities (3)

Heat or the Spurs? Use 2 equations to solve an unknown using real data from the NBA Finals 2013. Aligned with Common Core Math 6.EE.6 (using variables) and 6.EE.7 (solve one-variable equations).

Tom StinsonCandace Parker and Basketball Math

As Candace Parker is up in the award ceremony, she is thinking: how big are basketballs anyways? Aligns with Common Core Math 8.G.9 (volume of spheres).

Tom StinsonShaq, the Aristotle of Basketball

As Shaq holds up 2 basketballs, he is thinking: how big are basketballs anyways? Aligns with Common Core Math 8.G.9 (volume of spheres).

Tom StinsonBuild a Baseball Field (2)

The MLB commissioner has tasked you to build a baseball field. Where are the bases? Aligned with Common Core Math 8.G.7 (Pythagorean Theorem and unknown side lengths of right triangles).

Tom StinsonBuild a Baseball Field

The MLB commissioner has tasked you to build a baseball field. Where are the bases? Aligned with Common Core Math 8.G.7 (Pythagorean Theorem and unknown side lengths of right triangles).

Tom StinsonNBA and Pythagoras (2)

Find out which all star player is closest to the basket. Aligned with Common Core Math 8.G.8 (apply the Pythagorean Theorem to find the distance between two points in a coordinate system).

Tom StinsonNBA and Pythagoras

Find out which all star player is closest to the basket. Aligned with Common Core Math 8.G.8 (apply the Pythagorean Theorem to find the distance between two points in a coordinate system).

Tom StinsonBe Tom Brady's Architect

Use linear equations to figure out how much Tom Brady's new house would cost. Aligned with Common Core Math 8.F.4 (linear relationship between two quantities).

Tom StinsonNFL Stadiums and Selling Food (2)

You have an internship at the NFL and your first task is to help them improve food sales at stadiums. Aligned with Common Core Math 8.F.4 (linear relationship between two quantities).

Tom StinsonNFL Stadiums and Selling Food

You have an internship at the NFL and your first task is to help them improve food sales at stadiums. Aligned with Common Core Math 8.F.4 (linear relationship between two quantities).

Tom StinsonNBA, Athlete Performance and Linear Equations (3)

Help figure out what keeps NBA athletes performing at a high level. Aligned with Common Core Math 8.F.4 (model a linear relationship between two quantities).

Tom StinsonNBA, Athlete Performance and Linear Equations (2)

Help figure out what keeps NBA athletes performing at a high level. Aligned with Common Core Math 8.F.4 (model a linear relationship between two quantities).

Tom StinsonNBA, Athlete Performance and Linear Equations

Help figure out what keeps NBA athletes performing at a high level. Aligned with Common Core Math 8.F.4 (model a linear relationship between two quantities).

Tom StinsonMLB and Geometry - Who's closest to the ball? (2)

Find out which all star player is closest to the ball. Aligned with Common Core Math 5.G.2 (graphing points in the first quadrant of the coordinate plane).

Tom StinsonMLB and Geometry - Who's closest to the ball?

Find out which all star player is closest to the ball. Aligned with Common Core Math 5.G.2 (graphing points in the first quadrant of the coordinate plane).

Tom StinsonComparing Baseball Batting Averages (4)

Use real stats from baseball to practice writing decimals in expanded form. Aligned with Common Core Math 5.NBT.3 (read, write, and compare decimals to thousandths).

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