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May 15, 2024

AMS Student Going to NBA Math Hoops Global Championship

Landon Duhn, an eighth grader at Ames Middle School, will be representing both the Ames Community School District and the Midwest Region at the 2024 NBA Math Hoops Global Championship in New York City in June.


Duhn is one of over 206,000 students who participated in the 2023-2024 NBA Math Hoops season. With NBA Math Hoops, students compete in teams of two, drafting a team of NBA and WNBA players and solving math problems using real-life player statistics to score points. Gameplay builds fluency with fundamental math skills and students develop key social-emotional skills as they share responsibilities and practice good sportsmanship in a timed basketball game format. The Global Championship includes in-person tournaments and events where students can compete against one another and showcase their math and basketball skills. 

“I’m excited to see New York City. I don’t know what all we will do yet, but it’ll be fun!,” Landon shares. “NBA Math Hoops is a game that combines statistics, math, sports, and competition. NBA Math Hoops gave me a chance to have fun with friends, make new friends, and get better at math.”

Landon’s father, Andy, is thankful for his son’s teacher, Mrs. Katrina Williams.

“Mrs. Williams’ willingness and ability to create opportunities where students feel encouraged and inspired will have an impact that resonates far beyond the walls of Ames Middle School,” he said. “We are so thankful for the hardworking teachers and staff throughout Ames CSD that provide the kids in our community with so many amazing opportunities.”

NBA Math Hoops is designed to be used in middle schools and is aligned with the Common Core State Standards for Math. It is used by educators to engage students in math and to help them build critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

Good luck to Landon Duhn at the NBA Math Hoops Global Championships!