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TI MathForward™ Recognized as Effective STEM Learning Program

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Texas Instruments is proud to announce that the TI MathForward program has recently been added to Change the Equation’s STEMworks Database—a list of the most effective programs for young people’s learning in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. A critical resource for funders, program developers and STEM advocates, the STEMworks Database recognizes TI MathForward for its significant contribution to math education through unique integration of TI technology, robust professional development and rigorous curriculum.

To learn more about Change the Equation, go to changetheequation.org.

STEMSmart

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“… TI MathForward was implemented in 2011-2012 in two Florida school districts (Charlotte and Sarasota counties), to enhance professional development among their teachers. After seeing positive results from teachers and an increase in student achievement, these districts have not only decided to expand the TI MathForward program to other schools in their district, but have also collaborated with TI and The Gulf Coast Community Foundation to launch a new STEM Initiative. …”

THE Journal

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“… As part of its overall Common Core implementation strategy, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg district's principal focus now is on the core's W-1 standards, which, while not math-specific, focus on evidence-supported argumentative writing, a skill that applies to all content standards. A central part of the MathForward program incorporates using math-based data to support a student's hypothesis. …”

Mountain Express, Ashville, North Carolina

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“… Grant funds have enabled the district Mathematics Department to enter into a two-year partnership with Texas Instruments for the implementation of a technologically based mathematics approach called TI Math Forward. Under TI Math Forward, 7th grade students in six math classes will utilize TI Inspire calculators to create and solve equations, word problems, and graphs. The calculators, which are connected to a navigator system, send student answers immediately to the teacher’s computer. The data are then used by teachers to adapt instruction to student needs. …”

Eastern Oklahoma State College

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“… Eastern Oklahoma State College’s GEAR UP for Success grant is making a significant commitment to Oklahoma’s future by bringing TI MathForward to two dozen rural schools,” said Steven Bailey, director of new business development for TI’s Education Technology business. “The TI MathForward program creates a classroom environment where teachers use technology to enable all students to become actively engaged while achieving a deeper understanding of math.…”

edutopia

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“… A strategic partnership with Texas Instruments, Inc. (TI) also proved most beneficial. The school district purchased the company's standards-driven math-learning strategy, TI MathForward™, at Cochrane and other schools in Charlotte in 2008. The TI MathForward program includes in-class coaching, professional development, administration training, curriculum alignment, and online resources, as well as hardware such as graphing calculators and the classroom network system…”

Killeen Daily Herald

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“… The Killeen Independent School District plans to expand a middle school math program credited with helping to boost test scores at a low-performing school.

The program, developed by Texas Instruments and known as TI MathForward, was implemented last year at Smith Middle School, where a district-low 62 percent of eighth-grade students met passing standards on the 2010 Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills math test.

Judging by the 74 percent of eighth-grade Smith students who passed this year's TAKS math test, district officials say they like what they see…”

Only 34% of 8th graders reached grade-level proficiency in 8th grade math nationwide

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