SCUSD teams compete in ‘Fantasy Baseball’ tournament at Raley Field

e-Connections Post Golden Empire

Thirty-two teams of students from around the region competed in a Fantasy Baseball tournament earlier this month at Raley Field — an event that tested their math skills in addition to providing a fun day at the ballpark.

The winners were Sophia Du and DeAndre Fitzgerald, two fourth grade students from Golden Empire Elementary, who walked away with the title 2013 Fantasy Baseball Champions.

All year long, these students worked in their after school program with baseball cards to convert player statistics into ratios, decimals, percentages and then degrees to create their player cards.

The Fantasy Baseball curriculum — recognized as a certified STEM curriculum — gives students a hands-on way to practice and improve their mathematical skills while having loads of fun.

The tournament was hosted by SCUSD in partnership with: Sacramento START; Sacramento County Office of Education; Folsom Cordova School District; the City of West Sacramento; Twin Rivers School District; Elk Grove School District; and the City of Sacramento.

 Congratulations Sophia and DeAndre!