April 6, 2018
Discovery’s new educational program will feature NBA stats, videos and more.
The National Basketball Association and Discovery Education, a provider of digital content for K-12 classrooms, have teamed up for a national educational program.
The multi-year partnership will aim to deepen middle and high school students’ engagement in math and includes interactive math problems derived by NBA and WNBA game footage and statistics such as points, rebounds and assists, which have been integrated into Discovery’s Math Techbook, a digital textbook with standard content as well as videos and game-like activities.
"We know that sports are a great way to excite and motivate young learners, especially in critical areas such as math and science," says Bill Goodwyn, president and chief executive officer, Discovery Education. "We applaud the NBA and WNBA's leadership in bringing the real world into classrooms and empowering kids to solve problems by building their core STEM competencies."
Highlights from the program include interactive NBA Apply problems, which will help teach a range of math concepts, and the NBA Math Tool, which will allow students to create their own formulas and visualize math concepts through histograms, scatter plots and box plots using NBA and WNBA statistical categories.
"We are proud to partner with Discovery Education to bring the excitement of the NBA, its teams and players directly to students in classrooms around the country," says Todd Jacobson, senior vice president, social responsibility, NBA. "Basketball can be a powerful learning tool and these interactive math problems around the game will engage students in fun, creative ways."
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