In the fall of 2014, the Denver Nuggets became the second team in the NBA to adopt Learn Fresh’s NBA Math Hoops community program model. The experience is centered on a fast-paced basketball board game that allows students to learn fundamental math skills through direct engagement with the statistics of their favorite NBA and WNBA players.
Accompanied by a Common Core-correlated curriculum, the program takes shape like an NBA season in participating classrooms and after-school programs. Students learn the game, draft their team, and compete in a series of Math Hoops games. The experience culminates in March of each season, with top participants from each site competing at the Denver Regional Championship tournament!
The NBA Math Hoops program is currently used by 72 schools and after-school programs in Denver, Aurora, and the surrounding communities. Participating organizations include Denver Public Schools, Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver, YMCA of Metropolitan Denver, DU Bridge Project, Summer Scholars, Athletics & Beyond, and Denver Parks and Recreation.
Nationally, NBA Math Hoops community programs are active in 20 focus cities, engaging over 12,000 students. The 2015 program evaluation suggested that highly active participants' test scores improved at three times the rate of those students who did not participate.
If your school or academic program is interested in joining the NBA Math Hoops program, please click below to contact a program representative.