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Biorhythm of Matt Bouldin

math class biorhythm
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Paige Nienhuis

on 8 June 2010

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Matt Bouldin Matt Bouldin, a senior, has been a guard on the basketball team at Gonzaga University for the past 4 years. He attended ThunderRidge High in Highlands Ranch, Colorado where he was ranked the 10th best shooting guard in the country. At Gonzaga he played in 135 games, 103 of which were won, started in a total of 118 games and finished as the Zags’ 6th top career scorer with 1,683 points. These are just a few of the statistics that I used to compare to Matt's biorhythms. I chose this stat because Matt is the point guard and he is usually a high scorer in the game. Also because this statistic had the largest range of data points which I felt would cause it to be more accurate. I chose to add this chart showing all three biorhythms because I felt that it showed an important point. Basketball is a physical sport but despite that, his emotional and intellectual biorhythms also seem to have around the same percentage of correct points. I chose to include the physical biorhythm compared to points above or below average because basketball is a physical sport and it makes sense that it would be controlled by a physical biorhythm. I also included the Mastery biorhythm because it incorporated the two most accurate biorthyms. For the physical biorhythm, 14 of the 28 games he played matched up with what his biorthythm predicted (5 other games were played but they were on critical days). The other 14 points were opposite of what the biorhythm predicted. This means the biorhythm was 50% correct. Of the 17 games that were above average, 8 were on high physical biorhythm days, this is only 47%. We already discussed that the physical biorhythm was 50% correct and since the emotional biorhythm correctly predicted 18 of the 33 points it is 54% correct (there are no critical days). Of the 17 above average games, 10 were on high emotional biorhythm days, only 55%. Intellecutal, however, is correct on 17 of the 32 points (there are 2 critical days which will be discussed later). This means that it is 57% correct. Of the 17 above average games, only 10 were on high intellectual biorhythm days, 55%. When the two higest biorhythms are added together we see an increase in the accuracy of the biorhythm. The Mastery biorhythm accurately predicts 21 of the 32 points (there is another game but it lands on a critical day). This means it is 66% correct, a fairly high percentage compared to the other biorhythms. Of the 17 above average games, only 9 of them were on high mastery biorhythm days, 53%. Citations For these critical days, on which a game was played, the physical biorhythm correctly predicted 4 of the 5 statistics. The emotional biorhythm didn't have any statistics on critical days. For the intellectual biorhythm there were only 2 statistics on critical days and they were both below average. For the mastery biorhythm there was only 1 statistic and it was below the average just as the biorhythm passed into negative numbers. Overall, the statistics of Matt Bouldin refutes the biorhythm theory. The majority of the various biorhythms correctly predicted around 50% of the statistics. This is the same percentage as flipping a coin to decide whether he would have played above or below average. If the biorhythm theory was to be validated, it would have needed to correctly predict at least 70% of the statistics. Since this did not happen the theory was refuted. I believe, however, that a combination of various biorhythms may come closer to a better prediction. This is demonstrated by the mastery biorhythm, a combination of two individual biorhythms. Overall, our lives do not seem to follow the sinusoidal patterns of biorhythms. By Paige Nienhuis
Period 6 Critical Days A critical day is defined as the day where the biorhythm line crosses the x-axis. These are the days that your actions are considered to be more erratic and that you should avoid various activities on these days. There is a theory that biorhythms control various aspects of your life. It basically is a sinusodial curve starting the day your are born. The curve is said to predict what kind of day you will be having on. There are three main curves; physical, emotional and intellecutal.
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