Wednesday, January 16, 2013

BBC's "Your Olympic athlete body match"

This is a site I found this summer during the hype surrounding the London Summer Olympics. If you enter your weight and height into the site, it will match you with the Olympian who has the most similar weight and height as to predict your ideal Olympic sport.

Needless to say, there are more than two factors that determine one's ideal sport. Which is a great starting point when discussing multiple regression and making predictions. Students can discuss whether or not they've ever played the sport predicted (what is handball? I dunno) as well as list other factors that determine athletic preferences (SES, individualistic vs. collectivist tendencies, body composition, hand eye coordination, etc.).