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NBA Teams Up With Discovery Education on Math Techbook

President and CEO of Discovery Education with Ivory Latta, Washington Mystics point guard, solving math problems with students at Johnson Middle School with the new Math Techbook.

More than 3 million students using the Math Techbook from Discovery Education will now have a chance to apply their knowledge of professional basketball to solve math problems, thanks to a new multi-year partnership with the National Basketball Association (NBA).

The announcement was made at a NBA clinic at District of Columbia Public Schools in Washington, D.C., where NBA and Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) players were in attendance – including Washington Wizards forward Daniel Ochefu and Washington Mystics point guard Ivory Latta. The Math Techbook now incorporates NBA and WNBA game footage and statistics (points, rebounds, assists and more) in NBA Apply problems. Additionally, the new NBA Math Tool “allows students to create their own formulas and visualized math concepts through histograms, scatter plots and boxplots using NBA and WNBA statistical categories,” according to a prepared statement. The partnership aims to “harnesses students’ interest in professional basketball to help teach important mathematics concepts.”

“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,” said Todd Jacobson, NBA senior vice president of social responsibility, in a statement. “Basketball can be a powerful learning tool and these interactive math problems around the game will engage students in fun, creative ways.”

Further information on the Math Techbook is available on the Discovery Education site.

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Sri Ravipati is Web producer for THE Journal and Campus Technology. She can be reached at sravipati@1105media.com.

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