NBA Math Hoops is a free iPad and Android app for practicing addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division skills. The app can be used by students who don’t have email addresses. There is also an option to create an account to save games in progress.
NBA Math Hoops pits players against NBA and WNBA players in a contest of math skills. Players score points by correctly answering a series of arithmetic questions. Incorrect answers result in a turnover and the other team getting the ball. The ball is also turned over to the other team if questions aren’t answered before the shot clock expires. Players can try to steal the ball by identifying the incorrect answer to a question.
Applications for Education
NBA Math Hoops could be a fun way for elementary school students to practice their math skills while competing against their favorite NBA and WNBA players. This is the kind of app that I’d install on classroom iPads or Android tablets for students to use for independent practice when they have a little unscheduled time in class.