Built to support the South Carolina College and Career Readiness Standards for
Mathematics (SCCCR-M), Math Techbook is a breakthrough digital textbook that engages
students in real-world problems while building lasting proficiency.
We now partner with Desmos to offer a fully-integrated Scientific, Four-Function, and Graphic Calculator with every Math Techbook!
Talk with Your South Carolina Team:
Discovery Education and the NBA have teamed up to energize high school classrooms with a powerful series of interactive math problems exclusively available in Math Techbook. Inspired by game scenarios, footage and statistics, these NBA problems deepen students’ understanding of key math concepts like probability, ratio, variables, equations, weighted averages, and more.
Here’s the game plan: Let your students take a shot at a few of these problems, and watch them run to math team tryouts.
Sample Apply Problem 1 of 4
When the score is really close, and time is running out, coaches need to decide which player has the best chance of making a game-winning shot. In this problem, students play the role of coach and decide which player should take a technical free throw to win the game. Students use real-time statistics and their knowledge of percentages to figure it out.
Sample Apply Problem 2 of 4
An NBA basketball court is 94 feet long and 50 feet wide. Those might be the right dimensions for a player who is 6’10”, but is it the right size for a middle-school student? Using estimation and proportion, students will determine a court size that’s more appropriate for their height and stride length.
Sample Apply Problem 3 of 4
A bank shot is a shot that hits the backboard first. They can be very effective—sometimes, even more effective than straight-on shots. But bank shots aren’t possible from every spot on the floor. Using their knowledge of geometry and reflections, students will analyze the situation to determine the spots from which bank shots are possible.
Sample Apply Problem 4 of 4
Is the number of three-pointers a player makes related to the number of three-point shots that she attempts? That seems likely. Is the number of blocks related to free-throw percentage? Maybe not so much. In this problem, students will choose two stats that they think have a strong positive correlation, and then create a model to determine if there’s any relationship between them.
“Discovery Education’s Math Techbook has played a critical role in improving both the percent proficient and percent on grade level performance of my students on South Carolina End of Course assessments. The instructional model is closely aligned to the South Carolina College and Career-Ready Standards for Mathematics, making it the ideal tool to improve student academic achievement in math.”
Principal of Beaufort High School | Beaufort County Schools