CONNECTING STUDENTS AND THE STARS
Posted January 26, 2015
With NBA Math Hoops programming in full swing around the country, the annual player event series has begun in earnest. Special events in Denver and Cleveland have marked the calendar in December and January, featuring the highest performing school sites in each respective city. The new Math Hoops incentive program, in which students earn points for games played and curriculum pieces completed, has allowed sites to earn access to these unique experiences.
In Denver, students from Brown and Cowell Elementary competed in an on-court, real-life version of the NBA Math Hoops board game. Each school was paired with an NBA star from the Denver Nuggets - Brown with Danilo Gallinari and Cowell with Erick Green. The match was highly competitive throughout the game’s two 15 minute halves and ended with a close win for Brown, 28-25. Check out the video below for content from the highly-engaging event:
Cleveland students from Riverside Elementary enjoyed a day of STEM learning at the Great Lakes Science Center and were joined by the Cleveland Cavaliers’ Brendan Haywood for the experience. The afternoon session began with a highly interactive session on electricity and charges, led by the center’s resident scientists, and was followed by a hands-on session in the Spark Space lab. Students finished the experience with a Q&A session with Haywood, and received autographs and tickets to an upcoming Cavs game. To read more and check out footage from the event, click here!