DIRECTV and Teach For America are launching their national partnership to inspire students to love math and enhance math instruction with MATHx - a program featuring short, energizing talks exploring innovation, exciting trends, and achievement in math education. MATHx talks will be preceded by a math exploration fair featuring interactive booths hosted by ST Math, DIRECTV, City Year Los Angeles, the Partnership for Los Angeles Schools, and Teach For America, among others.
The MATHx program reflects Teach For America and DIRECTV's joint commitment to ensuring all students cultivate the math skills needed to be successful in college and beyond.

MATHx Speakers include:

Mike White, chairman, president & CEO, DIRECTV

Matt Kramer, co-CEO, Teach For America

Nigel Nisbet, vice president of content creation, MIND Research Institute

Kathy Clemmer, founder, Loyola Marymount University's Center for Math and Science Teaching; math teacher, El Segundo High School

Randy Palisoc, founder, Ironbox Education

Scott Flansburg, Guinness World Record Holder for Mental Calculation

Amber Medina (Los Angeles '01), principal, KIPP Raices; Teach For America alumnus

Alma Gomez, parent, KIPP Raices

MATHx is a series of short, energizing talks exploring personal experience, innovation, exciting trends, and achievement in math education. Audience members will be inspired about the possibilities a great math education opens, and will leave MATHx with new ideas and tips for how to improve mathematical literacy for students in an engaging and real-world way. MATHx-LA is the inaugural event in a three-part series, with future talks to be held in Oklahoma and Colorado.


Tuesday, April 7 from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. PT
4:30-6:00PM PT: Math Exploration Fair
6:00-7:30PM PT: MATHx Program


Santee Education Complex
1921 Maple Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90011
Parking available at the corner of East 21st St. and Los Angeles Street (at the back of the school)

DIRECTV Virtual Reality Demos
Hundreds of students, teachers, community members and DIRECTV employees enjoying interactive Math Exploration Fair
Interactive exhibits from MIND Research Institute and Discovery Education
Performance by The Human Calculator®, Guinness Record holder for mental calculation
High School students presenting their math work at Math Exploration Fair
Santee culinary program students preparing refreshments on-site

Media RSVP:
Vanessa Descalzi
Jade Ekstedt

Copyright Business Wire 2010