Nationwide, 82% of eighth graders from low-income families are not proficient in math. Failing a math class in middle school is a key indicator for dropping out of high school, a challenging scenario which limits financial and social outcomes for most young people. Through NBA Math Hoops, students are given the chance to develop an appreciation and love for this critical subject, while also developing key interpersonal skills that will serve them throughout their life.
NBA Math Hoops is a comprehensive community program, featuring a basketball board game, mobile app, and curriculum, that allows students to learn fundamental math skills through the game of basketball. All program content is developed in alignment Common Core State Standards and 21st Century Learning Skills, and has been shown to improve students’ foundational math and social-emotional skills. The NBA Math Hoops program experienced is managed by Learn Fresh, a 501(c)3 nonprofit, in association with NBA Cares.
Math has never been this much fun!