San Marcos, TX - September 10, 2010
Tokyo Electron Limited (TEL) has donated $2,500 to the Mathworks program at Texas State University - San Marcos. The funding will provide support for the curriculum implementation that Mathworks is conducting at the Kealing Magnet Program in Austin, Texas.
The curriculum project originated from Mathworks' laboratory of summer math camps. The sequence of three textbooks for 6th, 7th, and 8th grade is aligned to the Texas Essentials Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) and is designed to prepare all students for algebra by grade 8 or younger. This past school year the curriculum was piloted in four school districts across Texas, directly impacting over 1,300 middle school students. Data from the pilots show that students from all backgrounds who use the Mathworks curriculum achieved significant gains in algebra readiness.
"Tokyo Electron's support of the Mathworks curriculum project furthers our efforts to establish a model program for the state and nation. Our integrated approach of summer math camps, teacher training, and innovative curriculum is directly addressing one of the biggest achievement gaps we face in education: the difference in mathematical ability between different socioeconomic groups. The careful sequencing of mathematical concepts in the curriculum prepares all students for algebra and higher-level mathematics," said Dr. Max Warshauer, Director of Mathworks.
Mathworks is a math education center at Texas State University - San Marcos with core programs of Summer Math Camps, Teacher Training and Curriculum Development. The Mathworks Junior Summer Math Camp and Honors Summer Math Camp are nationally recognized as one of the premier programs in the country. For more information about the camps, and other Mathworks programs, see www.txstate.edu/mathworks.
About Tokyo Electron Limited
Tokyo Electron Limited (TEL) is a leading global supplier of semiconductor production equipment. The company also leverages specialized technologies developed for the semiconductor production equipment market to engage in the area of flat panel display production equipment. TEL's U.S. headquarters are in Austin, TX. For more information, see www.tel.com/eng/about/index.htm