Shoot to Thrill - Game theory and probability calculation in football

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Secondary School

Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science


English, German, French, Polish, Swedish, Spanish, Czech, Hungarian

Penalty shoot-outs are among the most thrilling situations that can occur during a football match.

In this teaching unit students get to know the game theory. They learn how to calculate the probability of scoring a goal with a single shot and how to optimise the penalty shoot-out by taking into account simple mathematics.

Authors: Stephen Kimbrough (DE), Damjan Štrus (SL)

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This unit is from: Football in Science Teaching

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