Furthermore, the Batter Up tournament points system was developed and tested in the study “Automaticity of Basic Math Facts With a D&P ILS Using Various Grouping Combinations in Elementary School Classrooms” by Dr. S. David Vaillancourt.
Calculation of tournament scores?
You may not only be asking yourself, how does the Batter Up game point system work? But also, how does the game calculate each student’s batting average (score) to rank them in the tournament?
The following information comes directly from the Research Study done using the Batter Up game.Developed by Dr. S. David Valliancourt.
The tournament points system is based on improvement in automaticity. Results demonstrated this within the ILS practice/play. To clarify, the system below identifies the measurement of automaticity:
1.) Base Hit Times
Its development resulted from a pilot implementation of the game in elementary schools. As a result, the chart of ‘Base Hit Times for the (Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, or Division) Facts’ gives a great explanation.
2.) Point Values per Hit
Point values are assigned according to the league level in which the ‘base hit’ is accomplished as identified on the chart below:
3.) Batting Average
Batting Average (BA) calculates as follows: BA = points (table above) multiplied by .142857. Next, it is divided by times at bat. Finally, it rounds to the nearest thousandths.
BA calculates per mode (addition, subtraction, multiplication, etc.) only. To clarify, a student’s BA in one mode does not affect the same student’s BA in another mode.
4.) Automatic Level Assignment
Automatic Level assignment calculates as follows:
- If BA in identified mode is < .429, then assign to Little League.
- If BA in identified mode is < .429 but > .642, then assign to Minor League.
- If BA in identified mode is < .642 but > .785, then assign to Major League.
- Finally, if BA in identified mode is > .785, then assign to Hall of Fame.
Would you like to learn more? You can get a free PDF copy of the “Automaticity of Basic Math Facts With a D&P ILS Using Various Grouping Combinations in Elementary School Classrooms” research study done by Dr. S. David Vaillancourt by clicking the button below.