**Title:** Math in Basketball

**Description:**
Basketball player Elton Brand describes how he became an NBA star, then presents a challenge about the math behind the perfect free throw shot.

**Standard(s): **

[S1] PHS (9-12) 7: Relate velocity, acceleration, and kinetic energy to mass, distance, force, and time.

[S1] PHS (9-12) 12: Identify metric units for mass, distance, time, temperature, velocity, acceleration, density, force, energy, and power.

[S1] PHY (9-12) 1: Explain linear, uniform circular, and projectile motions using one- and two-dimensional vectors.

[S1] PHY (9-12) 4: Describe quantitative relationships for velocity, acceleration, force, work, power, potential energy, and kinetic energy.

[MA2013] PRE (9-12) 7: (+) Solve problems involving velocity and other quantities that can be represented by vectors. [N-VM3]

[MA2013] AM1 (9-12) 2: (+) Solve problems involving velocity and other quantities that can be represented by vectors, including navigation (e.g., airplane, aerospace, oceanic). [N-VM3] (Alabama)