• Question: how important is maths in sport. .

    Asked by phoebe on 29 Jan 2020.
    • Photo: Christina Pagel

      Christina Pagel answered on 29 Jan 2020:

      quite important! Statistics can be v important when assessing what makes a good player in football or baseball or cricket for example (the book / film Moneyball is excellent on this).

      Mechanics can be important in designing equipment such as bikes, boats, skis… and in determining what the best position is for a skier or cyclist to minimise drag from the air etc…

    • Photo: Diana Kornbrot

      Diana Kornbrot answered on 30 Jan 2020:

      are you
      athlete? important, but probably unconscious/instinctive. BUT counting caloris, power/strength performance, training session is also useful
      coach? esssential to working out programmes
      betting fan? essential. bookies win in long run, but maths for how much you are prepared to lose