Women's Basketball to host First Ever "Math Madness" Game

Women's Basketball to host First Ever "Math Madness" Game

NORTON, Mass. - The Wheaton College women's basketball team is set to host its first ever "Math Madness" event for Tuesday, Jan. 15 in Emerson Gymnasium. The Lyons are set to host Pine Manor in a non-conference contest at 11 a.m. 

The event will allow Norton Middle School students an opportunity to enhance their math skills through basketball. Collaborating with Wheaton's Women in STEM, Norton Middle School students will have a fun-filled day designed to offer the students the opportunity to answer questions from grade-appropriate math packets.

"We are excited to collaborate with the Women in STEM group and NMS," said head coach Melissa Hodgdon. "Community collaboration is one of the characteristics that makes Wheaton such a special place."

The questions, which were constructed by Wheaton captain Mikayla Pucci, will engage students in solving problems related to player's statistics, scores, averages, court dimensions, and other math equations. Wheaton professor Rachelle DeCoste proofed, edited, and approved the final workbook. 

"The Math Madness game is going to be a wonderful way for students to practice math concepts that they are learning in the classroom in a real-life setting. The team is so excited to have the Norton seventh graders to our game and hope everyone has fun and learns something new. As a math and secondary education major, I am thrilled that Norton Middle School has agreed to join us and am really looking forward to January 15th!" said Pucci.  

"The Norton Middle School is eager and pleased to further our collaboration and community partnership with Wheaton College," said Norton Middle School Assistant Principle Ronnie Goldstein. "Our students and staff are excited to be taking part in the first ever Math Madness basketball program on January 15th. We are thankful for the work Coach Hodgdon and her entire team have put into this event, and look forward to future collaborations between Norton Middle School and Wheaton College."  

Click on the link to access the Math Madness Workbook.