As the NBA All-Star game quickly approaches there was another All-Star tournament being held at the Madison Square Navy Yard Boys and Girls Club featuring the All-Stars of the NBA Math Hoops board game and Brooklyn Nets Guard Darius Morris.
The NBA Math Hoops is a fast-paced basketball board game and mobile app that allows students to learn fundamental math skills through direct engagement with the real statistics of their favorite NBA and WNBA players. The NBA Math Hoops curriculum is tied to Common Core State Standards and 21st Century Learning Skills, and it has been shown to improve students’ basic math skills and understanding of statistics, in addition to their interpersonal skills, driving them to collaborate more effectively with their peers.
Using the unique combination of fun and sports students will be able to learn a longtime commitment and passion for mathematics, while also helping to better shape their chances of a brighter future.
Developed and distributed by Learn Fresh, a 501(c)3 nonprofit, in association with NBA Cares, the Madison Square Navy Yard Boys & Girls Club played host to the top performing NBA Math Hoops programs in the region were selected for participation in this special event, and all competed to determine the champion.
All in attendance had a great time as high fives, celebrations and dancing was seen during the course of the tournament. There was an extra special buzz when Morris walked into the room, as the guard got to sit down and watch a bit of the action.
Morris also took time to take pictures and interact with those in attendance leaving a lasting positive impression on the day.
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