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Subject: NBA board game gets students excited about math rss

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Brian Van Slyke

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I just stumbled on this article about using a basketball board game to inspire students to do math. Apparently you both draft players and figure out their shots in the game. I wasn't able to find anything about whether the game can be purchased on its own or not, though.

https://www.fastcoexist.com/3064183/how-an-nba-board-game-is...
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Donal Hegarty
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http://www.nbamathhoops.org/the-game.php
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Zedward Teach
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The game looks well designed and quite playable, educational tool or not, which is what will make it compelling.
But it's amazing how quickly kids take to an activity, when you just tell an interesting story about the underlying theme, even when you don't have specifically designed components to do the job. Kids imaginations will run with it quite readily.

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Brian Van Slyke

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Yeah! It's pretty incredible too how you can engage students on subjects that are often deemed boring if you just frame it in a way they find interesting and of importance to them.
 
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There is even "Maths Baseball" and "Operation Space Chase" regarding 'maths' "games".
 
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