Posted by Jayme Blaschke
University News Service
November 6, 2007
The Texas Mathworks program at Texas State University-San Marcos has received a grant from the Meadows Foundation in support of the Curriculum Development Project.
The three-year grant of $386,000 will support development, testing and piloting of the Mathworks middle school mathematics curriculum. The Mathworks Curriculum Project began with support form the RGK Foundation and Kodosky Foundation. The first volume, Math Explorations and pre-algebra, is now complete and being piloted. The Meadows grant will support the development of Math Explorations Part II, Algebra, along with associated teacher training. Experienced teachers will work with
The Mathworks curriculum extends the Mathworks Junior Summer Math Camp curriculum to a full school-year program for 6-8 graders that introduces young students to algebra and higher-level mathematics. The curriculum is being piloted in
Texas Mathworks is a center for mathematics education that develops model programs and self-sustaining learning communities that engage Texas K-12 students from all backgrounds in doing mathematics at a high level. Mathworks was honored by Governor Perry as one of five programs in
The Meadows Foundation is a private philanthropic institution established in 1948 by Algur H. and Virginia Meadows to benefit the people of