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POSITIVE CHANGE

Overall, students' scores have improved by an average of 29% in 2012-13, 28.3% in 2013-14, and 33.4% in 2014-15.

75% of teachers said using NBA Math Hoops made them happier or more excited to go to school and teach.

2014-15 evaluation by AIR showed that students who played 11+ NBA Math Hoops games outperformed a control group by 300% on their post-tests.

BY THE NUMBERS

During the 2013-14 season, the average female student's score increased by 32.5% from pre to post-test.

During the 2013-14 season, the average African-American student's score increased by 32.1% from pre to post-test.

65% of the students in the national pilot said NBA Math Hoops helped them work well with others

67% of the students who at baseline answered that they completed their math assignments just some times, answered they were completing them most of the time after the program.

41% of teachers say that after using NBA Math Hoops, they are better at identifying strengths in their students that they were unaware of before

85% of teachers indicated positively that they will keep using NBA Math Hoops

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The statistics on this page represent highlights from the 2012-13 national pilot study, and 2013-15 national community programs. The results of all studies were analyzed by researchers from the American Institutes for Research. Please contact info@nbamathhoops.org to obtain additional information about the studies.

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COMMUNITY VOICES

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ROSHNI MIRCHANDANI PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND

For more advanced students, we were able to introduce new math concepts and build upon the fundamentals of the game. We put our data in spreadsheets and did an analysis of player statistics. We started analyzing data in a really meaningful way, and that’s when kids really understood how math related to real life. I love the real world connection, and there’s a really natural fit between sports and math.

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STEVE MILTON, STUDENT BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS

I like NBA Math Hoops because it's a fun game and also helps me with my math skills. I'm glad to have Math Hoops because I love the game of basketball and my favorite subject is math, and it connects them!

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T.J. HANES, EDUCATOR, MEXICO CITY, MEXICO

NBA Math Hoops allowed all my students to be engaged in play, and at the same time engaged in reinforcing important math skills such as computational fluency. Students that may be bored by pencil and paper practice enthusiastically practiced multiplying, dividing, adding, and subtracting while playing NBA Math Hoops. Watching the smiles on the students' faces as they played showed me a change in their attitudes.

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