Theorycrafting:
Engaging Students in Quantitative Analysis
through Gaming and Esports

Middle & High School Track

10/09/20, 3:30PM - 4:00PM PT

About the Presentation

Data analysis and statistical thinking are required skills in modern thinking. Theorycrafting is the mathematical analysis of video games in order to find and use the optimal strategy, gear builds, or team compositions in order to gain a competitive advantage over your opponents. This workshop presents a unit of study that can be adapted for middle, high, and college age students to engage them in this process while learning valuable quantitative analysis skills. In addition, this workshop will also present how this unit on Theorycrafting can be adapted and fit into an introductory esports course that could be taught at the high school or post high school levels

Jason Dilley

Esports Coach, Sedro-Woolley High School
CEO, Washington State Scholastic Esports Association

Jason Dilley is a National Board Certified Teacher who has taught Mathematics at Sedro-Woolley High School for 13 years while being the advisor for their Esports program since 2017. Recently, Jason formed the Washington State Scholastic Esports association, a NASEF Affiliate.