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For the Win: New NBA Problems Inside Math Techbook™

Discovery Education and the NBA and WNBA are teaming up to energize middle and high school classrooms with a new series of interactive math problems now available in Math Techbook. Inspired by game scenarios, with game footage and statistics, these NBA problems deepen students’ understanding of key math concepts like probability, ratio, variables, equations, weighted averages, and more.

Challenge students to predict who will be chosen for the All-NBA Teams by creating formulas based on available statistics, or have them predict how many assists a player is on track to have by the end of the season using proportions. Using an interactive NBA Math Tool, students can gather and analyze NBA and WNBA statistical categories, follow a favorite player or team, and predict player performance throughout the season. Students quickly see that math is essential in basketball, while engaging in problems worth solving and learning about diverse careers in sports.

Some of the problems students will tackle include:

  • 2 Points or 3 Points?
  • Who Should Take the Free Throw?
  • Can You Predict the Winner?
  • Should the NBA Reset the Shot Clock?
  • Timing a Dunk Shot Takeoff
  • Do the NBA and WNBA Courts Use True Rectangles?

Careers that Count: A Virtual Field Trip with the NBA
Careers that Count

Join Discovery Education and Jr. NBA for a virtual field trip to the NBA headquarters, Madison Square Garden, and Madison Square Boys & Girls Club in New York for an inside look at how math is brought to life through careers in basketball. Meet NBA basketball players and staff who use math every day to improve the game both on and off the court.

Demo the New NBA Math Problems

Here’s the game plan: Let your students take a shot at a few of these problems, and watch them run to math team tryouts.

About Math Techbook™
Math Techbook is a breakthrough digital textbook for grades 6-8, that engages students with real-world problems worth solving. Using a balanced approach to instruction, Math Techbook facilitates in-depth understanding of all three pillars of rigor: conceptual understanding, procedural skill and fluency, and application.

Demo the New NBA Math Problems

From the classroom to the court, the NBA is committed to providing educational and fun opportunities for youth to engage with the game of basketball. The Jr. NBA is the NBA’s youth basketball participation program for boys and girls ages 6-14, which helps grow and improve the youth basketball experience for all. The Jr. NBA teaches the fundamental skills as well as the core values of the game including teamwork, respect and sportsmanship – values that are critical on the court and in the classroom. Schools can register for the Jr. NBA program at no cost and participating schools will receive a variety of benefits, including a Jr. NBA Welcome Kit.

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