Melanie Young’s (URBS ’15) student selected to compete in national math championship

Melanie Young (URBS '15) is a teacher at Southwark Middle School in Philadelphia, and introduced the students to the NBA-sponsored board game, Math Hoops, as part of her after school math club. Math Hoops combines basketball and math, encouraging 3rd through 8th graders to learn basic math while scoring “baskets” on a model basketball court.

Melanie’s student, Aye Aye, who moved to South Philadelphia from Thailand, is one of 16 students selected from over 20,000 applicants to complete in California at the National Championship for Math Hoops.

Aye Aye and Melanie participated in a pep rally sponsored by the Sixers’ Dunk Squad to congratulate them on their achievement.

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