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Executive Summary

Mission

Mathworks is a center for innovation in mathematics education at Texas State University. Our mission is to develop model programs and self-sustaining learning communities that engage K-12 students from all backgrounds in doing mathematics at a high level.  We aim to become a nationally recognized research center, studying the development of students' mathematical abilities and model programs for students and teachers.  Mathworks programs raise mathematics achievement for all students, while developing future leaders in science, engineering, and mathematics.


Vision

Be a nationally recognized leader for innovative and research-based model programs that significantly improve mathematics education.


Honors Summer Math Camp Demographics

Male Female Caucasian Afr-Am. Hisp. Asian Other Total
1990 8 8 7 5 3 0 1 16
1991 10 8 10 6 2 0 0 18
1992 19 20 16 3 11 5 4 39
1993 19 21 11 4 13 9 3 40
1994 26 25 15 5 17 11 3 51
1995 27 26 17 7 16 13 0 53
1996 23 24 14 3 17 12 1 47
1997 24 25 20 6 13 9 1 49
1998 27 21 25 5 9 9 0 48
1999 22 26 22 5 7 14 0 48
2000 25 27 22 3 9 18 0 52
2001 26 27 17 7 14 15 0 53
2002 30 28 13 9 22 14 0 58
2003 28 22 14 4 10 20 2 50
2004 32 20 18 1 6 27 0 52
2005 25 26 11 4 12 23 1 51
2006 26 26 11 1 8 26 6 52
2007 26 30 13 7 10 23 3 56
2008 31 26 10 7 10 26 4 57
2009 28 31 7 6 15 31 0 59
2010 30 29 8 6 12 32 1 59
% in 2010 50% 49% 13% 10% 20% 54% 1%
2011 28 32 11 4 11 33 1 60
% in 2011 47% 53% 18% 7% 18% 55% 2%

Junior Summer Math Camp Demographics

(Includes commuter, residential, and JSMC camps at sites in addition to San Marcos)

Year Male Female White Afr-Am Hisp Asian N/A Total
1996 18 21 25 2 12 0 0 39
1997 30 30 35 3 19 3 0 60
1998 48 38 44 6 33 3 0 86
1999 110 74 79 21 78 6 0 184
2000 341 417 68 19 644 19 8 758
2001 630 770 126 34 1190 35 15 1400
2002 723 748 150 103 1024 35 31 1471
2003 383 386 55 62 509 13 43 769
2004 206 228 55 33 317 5 24 434
2005 350 382 100 22 492 55 33 732
2006 159 190 71 15 234 25 4 349
2007 134 158 53 6 169 14 50 292
2008 185 232 79 7 201 46 84 417
2009 178 176 43 12 254 33 12 354
2010 159 157 66 10 175 35 30 316
2011 113 108 51 12 109 31 18 221
% in 2011 51% 49% 23% 5% 49% 14% 8%

Teacher Training

Year Honors Camp Junior Camp
1998 6 12
1999 8 30
2000 9 77
2001 8 137
2002 5 116
2003 N/A 65
2004 N/A 62
2005 N/A 57
2006 N/A 33
2007 N/A 18
2008 N/A 23
2009 N/A 22
2010 N/A 18
2011 N/A 6
JSMC CAMPS at other sites Location Total
2011
Harlingen 58
Midland 92
New Braunfels 35
185

Measurable Impact

Orleans-Hanna Algebra Prognosis Test

The Orleans-Hanna Algebra Prognosis Test is given as a pre-test and post-test for the Junior Summer Math Camp program. Results are summarized below. Analysis of these tests indicate substantial gains in student math competence. Results were analyzed using a paired difference t-test, with a P-value less than 0.001 (to 3 significant digits), which confirmed that there was a 99.999% probability that the increase in scores did not occur through chance. In short, the improvement in scores was statistically significant.

Tests # of Students Pre-Test Mean Post-Test Mean Difference P-Value
Nat. Avg. 7th 9195 n/a 29.1 n/a n/a
Nat. Avg. 8th 6743 n/a 31.3 n/a n/a
2004 Level 1 269 8.92 13.26 4.35 <0.001
2004 Level 2 92 20.51 28.82 8.3 <0.001
2004 Level 3 54 18.7 23.3 4.59 <0.001
2005 Level 1 391 9.63 13.25 3.63 <0.001
2005 Level 2 177 18.39 26.12 7.72 <0.001
2005 Level 3 100 29.73 34.74 5.01 <0.001
2006 Level 1 127 10.96 19.46 8.5 <0.001
2006 Level 2 116 17.09 24.38 7.29 <0.001
2006 Level 3 106 28.58 37.67 9.09 <0.001
2007 Level 1 100 10.32 17.9 7.58 <0.001
2007 Level 2 92 19.48 26.52 7.04 <0.001
2007 Level 3 108 33.41 37.78 4.37 <0.001
2008 Level 1 120 11.58 19.85 8.28 <0.001
2008 Level 2 115 20.56 25.95 5.39 <0.001
2008 Level 3 73 29.19 34.10 4.90 <0.001
2009 Level 1 110 8.03 15.38 7.35 <.0001
2009 Level 2 104 17.43 25.37 7.93 <.0001
2009 Level 3 45 36.04 38.38 2.33 0.0346
2010 Level 1 116 11.69 16.08 4.39 <.0001
2010 Level 2 39 25.69 29.18 4.06 <.0001
2010 Level 3 68 34.88 37.71 2.82 <.0001
2011 Level 1 110 9.09 12.87 3.78 <.0001
2011 Level 2 64 14.13 20.88 6.75 <.0001
2011 Level 3 19 30.63 36.47 5.84 0.0090