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Texas Mathworks Receives Grant from the RGK Foundation

Texas State University Mathworks received a $50,000 grant from the RGK Foundation to support Mathworks curriculum development project.  Mathworks is a center for innovation in mathematics and mathematics education at Texas State.  This grant will help support developing and piloting new mathematics curriculum for middle school mathematics students.  The curriculum will extend the Mathworks summer camp curriculum to a full school-year program for 6th and 7th graders.  The new material is being tested by San Marcos CISD in a Sunset Math Program at Hernandez Intermediate, New Braunfels ISD, and at St. Michael’s School in St. Michael’s, Arizona.  Curriculum authors are Max Warshauer, Hiroko Warshauer, and Terry McCabe.  The RGK Foundation has supported Mathworks summer math programs for the past 16 years, providing scholarships for students to attend the summer program as well. Ronya and George Kozmetsky founded the RGK Foundation to be a catalyst for progressive change in humanitarian concerns.  Guiding the foundation is a deep reverence for democracy and a civil society, together with the founders’ values of foresight, imagination and discovery.  By seeking innovative projects in the area of health, education, human services and community affairs, the Foundation strives to advance knowledge, improve society and help realize human potential.