eMath debuts at CAMT

Dallas, TX — Members of the eMath teacher's advisory panel presented live, hands-on demonstrations of the interactive math courses aimed at students in grades 6-8 at the annual Conference for the Advancement of Mathematics Teaching held this year in Dallas, July 8-10.

Teachers from several East Texas school districts created nine modules for each grade covering state required curricula. The aim of the program is to present mathematical concepts within real-world situations in order to reinforce the application of math in everyday life.

To establish the background and relevance for each module, The Media Cottage of Wimberley, Texas was contracted to produce 15-minute videos for each of the thirty modules. Topics included managing a family budget, issues with pet populations at an animal shelter, ways to reduce waste, drivers education and making and marketing candy, among others.

ACTV, a New York online educational content creator, provided the interactive problem solving and presentation packages for the project.

Funding for the eMath project was provided by a Technology Integration in Education Grant from the Texas Education Agency.

Click Here to view scenes from the CAMT event with Jennifer Hoffpauir, a 6th-grade teacher in the Waller Independent School District demonstrating one of the modules to attending math teachers.

For more information on eMath, contact:

Peggy Meathenia
Assistant to the Superintendent, Lufkin ISD