7th- & 8th-GRADE TEACHERS:
Turn your classroom into a Thunder StatLab!
Challenge your students with monthly Thunder-themed activities focused on statistics.
Allow students to learn the importance of stats through the game of basketball.
Discover Thunder Statlab
Give your students a chance to learn the critical role that statistics play in the world of sports. With the Thunder StatLab, you’ll be able to use Thunder fun to help students expand their knowledge of statistics.
Every month, you’ll have a new activity to use in your classroom. We’ll choose one registered classroom that completes and submits an activity each month to get a special visit from the Thunder. Selected teachers will receive $5,000 worth of technology upgrades for their classrooms and a pair of sneakers for every student.
How it Works
Register your 7th- or 8th-grade classroom.
Download the new StatLab activity every month from this page.
Use the lesson plan to turn your classroom into a Thunder StatLab!
- Program is open to only seventh- and eighth-grade classrooms in Oklahoma
- Monthly activities are posted October through February
- Participation each month is encouraged, but not required
- Prizes are limited to one unique class each month
register your 7th- or 8th-grade classroom
In our final StatLab activity, we’ll be discussing a statistic at the centerfold of many others: Possessions.
In this Thunder StatLab activity, we will be studying Block Percentage (BLK%).
Hollinger Assist Ratio
We know there are many ways a player can contribute to a win outside of just scoring points. The ability to set up a teammate to score a basket is key to a successful outcome
True Shooting Percentage
We’ve learned that there a few ways to put points on the score board in basketball. A player can score a field goal worth two points, shot inside the arc.
Game Score is a statistic that attempts to give a total perspective on a player’s statistical performance throughout an entire basketball game.
In this Thunder Stat Lab activity, we look at calculating Offensive Efficiency. An individual’s OE attempts to approximate the total points generated by an individual per possession, or, figuring out just how many points a player is likely to generate.
STEAL TO TURNOVER RATIO
In this month’s Thunder StatLab activity, we are going to explore the steal-to-turnover ratio. Let’s breakdown the difference between a steal and a turnover.
In this Stat Lab exercise, we’ll be looking at the importance of free-throw shooting.
Shots Around The Court
For this month’s Thunder StatLab, we’re going to learn how to calculate effective field goal percentage (eFG%).
Defensive Rebound Percentage
In this month’s Thunder StatLab activity, we are taking a deeper look at defensive rebound percentage (DRB%).
In this activity for the Thunder StatLab, we are going to learn about assists-to-turnovers ratio (AST/TO). The AST compares the number of assists a player has to the number of turnovers they have. Let’s breakdown the two components in this expression.
POINTS PER POSSESSION
We’re going to start this season learning about points per possession (PPP). PPP explains how efficiently a player or team uses their time with the basketball to score points.
In this activity, we will learn about individual player “Usage Percentage”, or Usg%. The goal of Usg% is the calculate the percentage of team plays a player was involved in, while he was on the floor.