Cricket Match

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This Teachers TV video is part of the series A World of Maths, which travels to different locations to pose mathematical problems.

Cricket is a game based on numbers and mathematics and these ten short sequences, shot during a Saturday cricket match, each display a different aspect of mathematics for students to investigate and discuss. Probability, speed, statistics, estimation, the shape of a pitch and the trajectory of the ball are some of the topics they encounter.

The programme is intended to be used in sections, stopping and replaying the video to analyse the information and answer questions which are designed to stimulate mathematical discussion. A rich source of mathematical imagery, it can be shown on a whiteboard where the images can be annotated, or worked on by students using laptops, individually or in groups.

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