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May 26th, 2010
H-E-B contributes $10,000 to Mathworks


The H-E-B Tournament of Champions has awarded a $10,000 grant to the Mathworks program at Texas State.

The funding will support the Junior Summer Math Camp (JSMC) in McAllen, providing student scholarships and supplies. The McAllen JSMC is directly modeled after the summer math camps that are conducted annually in San Marcos by Mathworks.

The H-E-B Tournament of Champions is an annual golf tournament sponsored by H-E-B vendors to provide funds for charitable projects and programs for the benefit of Texas communities.

“We are delighted to have support from the H-E-B Tournament of Champions for the McAllen JSMC,” Mathworks Director Max Warshauer said. “The teachers from McAllen who work with the summer camp are just amazing. These camps help students transition to using the Mathworks curriculum during the school year at Fossum and Travis Middle Schools, preparing all students to begin algebra by eighth grade or earlier. The McAllen summer math camps have become a tradition in McAllen, and we are happy that H-E-B is providing the support needed to make these camps available to many more students.”

More than 150 elementary school students attend the McAllen JSMC each summer. The JSMC, which has operated for 13 years, is designed to prepare students for algebra and higher level mathematics using hands-on activities and explorations.

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