Basketball Motion Analysis

Grades 6 and 7, 60-90min

In the Basketball Motion Analysis lesson, students use decomposition to break down a specific LeBron James play from the 2015 NBA Finals. Students practice drawing and interpreting speed graphs, as well as discuss whether computers and data can replace human basketball coaches. This lesson was inspired by a post by Savvas Tjortjoglou.

Screenshot of basketball dashboard showing player and ball movement during a play

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