17 Sep More Than 100 Educators Participate In 76ers Math Hoops Training, Presented By TD Charitable Foundation
Last week, more than 100 local educators flocked to the Philadelphia 76ers Business Offices in Camden, NJ to participate in the 2018-19 76ers Math Hoops Training, presented by TD Charitable Foundation.
Over the course of four days and five training sessions led by program implementation partner Learn Fresh Education Company, the educators were taught the inner workings of the 76ers Math Hoops curriculum, as well as the board game itself.
76ers Math Hoops is an exciting, fast-paced, basketball-themed board game and common core standard math curriculum that teaches students sportsmanship, teamwork, collaboration and problem-solving through the use of NBA and WNBA player cards. Students “draft” their favorite 76ers, NBA or WNBA players while improving their fundamental math skills throughout the academic school year.
“76ers Math Hoops is a wonderful experience,” said Thinh Thach, teacher at Philadelphia’s Eliza B. Kirkbride School. “It really helps increase students’ math fluency.” At last year’s 76ers Math Hoops Tournament, Thach’s students, Ricardo and T.J., outlasted 25 other middle school tandems from across Philadelphia and Camden to become 2018 76ers Math Hoops Champions.
Following the 76ers Math Hoops Tournament, two students from the Sixers Youth Foundation’s pipeline of young Math Hoops talent were selected by Learn Fresh Education Company participate in the 2018 NBA Math Hoops National Tournament. Gianni Steele, a sixth-grade student at Camden’s Mastery Schools of Camden – Cramer Upper Hill, and Miguel Gregory, a seventh-grade student at Philadelphia’s Southwark Middle School, were chosen from more than 25,000 applicants to makeup the tournament’s field of 20 participants.
During the 2017-18 academic year, 76ers Math Hoops was implemented across 34 in-school and out-of-school-time sites in Philadelphia and Camden. More than 1,300 students participated in the program. For the 2018-19 academic year, 76ers Math Hoops will continue to expand, serving schools and out-of-school-time programs throughout the Greater Philadelphia, Camden and South Jersey areas.
If you are interested in implementing 76ers Math Hoops, presented by TD Charitable Foundation at your school or out-of-school-time program, click here.