It is our pleasure to announce that the NBA Math Hoops board game and NBA Math Hoops App have earned STEM.org Authenticated™ product recognition, and the NBA Math Hoops program has earned STEM.org Accredited™ program recognition!
NBA Math Hoops, Learn Fresh’s flagship program, is a comprehensive community education program targeting students in grades 3-8 in low-income communities that strives to build fundamental math and social-emotional skills through the game of basketball.
The newly STEM.org Accredited™ program currently serves over 250,000 students annually with math and social-emotional learning in classrooms, afterschool programs, and summer programs across the US, providing opportunities for inspiring in-person and virtual community events that bring the learning to life and expose students to STEM careers. STEM products and programs like NBA Math Hoops engage students through hands-on learning and collaboration, support the development of 21st Century Skills, and align with Science, Technology, Engineering and Math standards.
The NBA Math Hoops physical board game and the NBA Math Hoops App, which form the core activities of the NBA Math Hoops program, are newly STEM.org Authenticated™ and include real-life performance statistics and player identities from all NBA and WNBA players.
The STEM.org Authenticated trustmark allows consumers to quickly identify resources that meet vetted STEM standards, helping educators and parents find products that are rigorous and effective. The STEM.org Authenticated trustmark signals that the NBA Math Hoops game will integrate seamlessly into STEM-friendly classrooms and homes through hands-on learning, and streamlines consumers' ability to identify STEM resources that adhere to vetted STEM standards and facilitates quick decision-making in favor of quality. By observing STEM.org Educational Research’'s seal on the NBA Math Hoops game, parents and educators can be confident that the product will:
When assessing each item, STEM.org Educational Research considers the following factors:
Founded in 2001, STEM.org Educational Research (SER) is the longest continually-operating, privately-held STEM education research and credentialing organization in America. Through an extensive collaborative effort, SER has worked closely with pedagogical researchers, an international coalition of educators, administrators, NGO's, and schools to establish a trusted set of STEM benchmarks. The resources and proven best-practices of this initiative have led to the world’ most recognized STEM credentialing framework.