Judging by the excitement and cheers in the John Hayden Johnson Middle School auditorium on Friday, you wouldn’t have guessed the students had gathered there to do math problems. But it’s not every day that your middle school is graced by the presence of NBA legends, players, and executives. Students at the Washington D.C. school
There’s a lot more to mathematics education than memorizing formulas and equations. Discovery Education wants to show students that math is at work all around us — that includes all the action on the court. We have teamed up with the NBA to create new, basketball-focused problems for Math Techbook, Discovery Education’s digital textbook series. These
While this stretch of games will sure to be one for the books, there are plenty of other history-making baseball events to share in your classroom. Check out these Discovery Education resources for historic baseball moments, mechanics, and more.
This week during Community STEM, our STEM Challenge involves choosing your favorite sport and designing or redesigning a piece of safety equipment. You must provide evidence of the need for such equipment, develop a prototype, and defend the costs involved. Develop an ad or commercial selling your product. You may work alone or with partners. Some Examples:
On December 1, 1891, Dr. James B. Naismith invented basketball, making today the 123rd birthday of the sport! Dr. Naismith was a Canadian-American doctor and physical education teacher. While working at the YMCA in Springfield, Massachusetts, Naismith was asked to come up with a sport that could be played indoors in winter, and came up with
Blog post written by Kelsey Johnson. April is National Youth Sports Safety Month! I’m sure many of you have young athletes in your classes. While it’s easy to get caught up in the excitement of sports, it’s important to review the safety precautions beforehand. Take time with your students to review the some of these
SPRING BREAK time is here. Many teachers and students around the country are AMPED for some free/relation time. If you are going away on a family vacation, GREAT! But what is there to do if you are on a STAYcation (staying at home +vacation/break time)? If you are anything like I was as a