It's a Numbers Game! Basketball: The math behind the perfect bounce pass, the buzzer-beating bank shot, and so much more! (National Geographic Kids Espn)

Why do NBA players only have 24 seconds to score a basket? What's the geometry behind making the perfect shot? Become a basketball pro and learn all about the numbers and math behind this popular sport.

Numbers are everywhere in basketball--from the dimensions of the court to the points you can score to the digits on each player's jersey. In this awesome new book, you'll learn how these numbers make basketball the game we know and love today, and also get a few tips along the way on how to improve your game. As Kobe Bryant wrote in his Foreword for the book, "Sucess is in the detail--and the detail is in the math." Read about amazing statistics and learn how to track the stats of your favorite basketball stars. Discover how to improve your bounce pass and chest pass with geometry and physics. Colorful graphics explain the math behind the sport, and cool photos make you feel like you're right on the court. Filled with sports trivia and fun activities at the end of every chapter, this book is sure to be a slam dunk with kids who can't get enough of the game and want to learn more.

Hardcover, 128 pages
Published on February 4, 2020 by National Geographic Children's Books
ISBN-10: 1426336896
ISBN-13: 9781426336898
20 Book Reviews
  • Janelleabout 2 years
    This is good book
    • sjsj
      sjsjabout 2 years55 stars
      This novel is very interesting. It showed me the perfect degree of how to get a perfect basket. I really enjoyed this book, and I think anyone who reads it will like it, too!
      • Jaeminabout 2 years
        I love basketball my favorite player is steph curry
        • gak893
          gak893about 2 years55 stars
          Good but i like dodgeball
          • azzyabout 2 years
            i love this book
            • cobrakid
              cobrakidabout 2 years44 stars
              I love basketball! Not as much as I love Baseball or Dodgeball, but I still like it even though me and my brother created a mix of Dodgeball and Baseball.
              • dorischou
                dorischouabout 2 years55 stars
                i love basketball although i am a girl this book let me know more about basketball!
                • alienover 2 years
                  this is cool bro dudes
                  • Cuteover 2 years
                    Hey I remember you at the movie thing. It looks kinda like this. Oh! And I love basketball to! Well please write back!
                    • Busy guy over 2 years
                      Hey i love basketball so i will try it.I will ask the librarian about this book.