## Basketball

# Basketball Math Game

Learn multiplication while shooting hoops! Have you ever made a 3-point shot? How about a 5-pointer? Kids can have fun working on their times-tables by multiplying the number of baskets they make by the points each shot is worth. As the child moves up a level, the player gets farther from the basket and each ball’s value increases by a point, up to a maximum of five point shots. The math is integrated into the play, making for a game that goes beyond knowledge or comprehension drills to provide a fun form of mathematics application.

### Common Core

Grade 3 » Operations & Algebraic Thinking

CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.3.OA.A.1

*Represent and solve problems involving multiplication and division.:* Interpret products of whole numbers, e.g., interpret 5 × 7 as the total number of objects in 5 groups of 7 objects each. *For example, describe a context in which a total number of objects can be expressed as 5 × 7.*

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