Teachers Using Basketball To Teach Students Math
Just across and up from Rainbow bridge, a Toronto program is teaching students math using basketball. The CBS news report came out today,
Students at Toronto's Quantum Sports & Learning Association (QSLA) Centre, where Dave McNee is managing director, use basketball techniques to learn tricky math concepts, like parabolas and the Pythagorean theorem.
McNee got the idea about ten years ago. He calls it Ballmatics. Youtube clip above.
"They believe that they can be the next LeBron James if they just practice...But to actually become very proficient and solid in math, it escapes them...They don't have to feel that they have to do the math to get on the court — they're doing the math while they're on the court,"
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