The SC Education Oversight Committee (EOC) today announced “Martin’s Math Club,” a partnership with University of South Carolina head men’s basketball coach Frank Martin and the University of South Carolina Athletics Department.
Martin, a former high school math educator, developed the project designed to help young people learn that math is fun and relevant in their daily lives.
“Math is everywhere in the game of basketball and learning math teaches you how to work problems out every day,” Martin said. “I am thrilled to be able to work with the students and teachers of math in South Carolina on this important project.”
The inaugural “Martin’s Math Club” contest will run from November 28, 2016-February 24, 2017. The contest provides the opportunity for teachers and students in grades Kindergarten through 8th grade to win two tickets to a Gamecock men's basketball home game. With assistance from SC math educators, the EOC published 18 standards-based lessons for K-8th grade that incorporate math and basketball.
“The EOC was so pleased to be asked to work with Coach Martin on this project,” stated EOC Chairman Neil Robinson. “It came along at an opportune time as we were working on how to best get resources out to families and out-of-school time programs about how to best support students of math outside of the school day.”
For more information visit helpwithmathsc.org.