Math Site Uses Sports to Teach Math
Professional basketball player Elton Brand will be a featured athlete on MathMastery's MathNSports Club site, helping students understand mathematical concepts through sports statistics. The club presents mathematical concepts, such as fractions, decimals, tables, graphs and statistics in a creative, real-world scenario such as basketball and other sports.
Through rigorous math content, the MathNSports Club strives to engage fourth- through eighth-grade students in doing math, thereby increasing student achievement. In addition to basketball star Elton Brand, the MathNSports Club will feature celebrities from a variety of sports throughout the year. To access the MathNSports Club, go to www.mathmastery.com and click on the Elton Brand caricature.
Students who join MathMastery's MathNSports Club will receive a free certificate of enrollment featuring a picture of Brand. As students progress through the courses, Brand will appear on their progressive reports with accolades for a job well done. As an added incentive, students who complete the courses will receive a series of Brand posters. MathMastery.com, Washington, DC, (877) 432-MATH, www.mathmastery.com.
This article originally appeared in the 12/01/2001 issue of THE Journal.