With a flick of the plastic game spinner, the 2019-20 76ers Math Hoops, presented by the Sixers Youth Foundation season was underway!
Over the course of two days (Sept. 25 and 26), more than 120 local educators from across Camden, the Greater Philadelphia area and Wilmington visited the 76ers business offices to tip off the new 76ers Math Hoops season and participate in the program’s annual training.
Hosted by the Foundation’s program implementation partner Learn Fresh Education Company, the high-energy training sessions allowed both new and returning educators to discover the inner workings of this year’s program and afforded them the first-hand opportunity to play the fast-paced, basketball-themed board game themselves.
Last season, the 76ers Math Hoops program served nearly 6,000 students across more than 60 sites. The program developed two outstanding students, Antonio Gonzalez of Camden’s Mastery Charter Cramer Hill and Taniya Son of Philadelphia’s Eliza B. Kirkbride School, who outlasted 18 other students from across the country on their way to winning the 2019 Math Hoops National Championship.
This season, the 76ers Math Hoops program is expected to serve more than 10,000 students.
Math Hoops is a comprehensive community program and curriculum that allows students to learn fundamental math skills through the game of basketball. All program content is developed in alignment Common Core State Standards and 21st Century Learning Skills and has been shown to improve students’ foundational math and social-emotional skills.