New 'Madden' game uses football to teach Math and Science Concepts

MaddenMove over Minecraft, you may have a competitor in the world of school based learning with gaming. Edweek reported that a new Madden game was in development that would use football to teach math and science. That game is now a reality!

Recently a partnership with “EA SPORTS, Madden NFL, the NFL Players Association, and Discovery Education announced EA SPORTS Madden NFL: Football by the Numbers, as an engaging middle school educational program designed to harness students’ love for football to engage them in key math and science concepts.” With a teacher guide to help, the site claims “your students will… apply math and science concepts as they design strategies, solve problems, and make decisions for their players.”

Read the Edweek article or check out the Madden NFL: Football by the Numbers website to learn more.