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Student contest 13-19 Teachers too

Moms View Message Board: Free Stuff and Coupons: Student contest 13-19 Teachers too
By Feona on Saturday, February 25, 2006 - 09:53 am:

Hi! Please consider sharing with your online visitors….Students and teachers have a new reason to love math, as Texas Instruments (TI), in partnership with “NUMB3RS,” the Paramount Network Television Series for CBS, launched the “Use ‘NUMB3RS’ Every Day for a Hollywood Get-Away” Sweepstakes. The sweepstakes provides teens and their math teachers the chance to win an all-expenses paid vacation to Hollywood.

Grand prize-winning student will receive:

Four day, three-night trip to Hollywood for a family of four
Round-trip air transportation
Hotel accommodations
Meet-and-greet with a "NUMB3RS" cast member and a visit to the filming location

One lucky teacher will receive:

"Walk-on role" on "NUMB3RS"
Trip to Hollywood for four

The first place student winner will also receive $2,500 toward college costs, and a second place student winner will receive $1,500 toward college costs. TI will award 84 third prize students a TI-84 Plus Silver Edition graphing calculator valued at $130. Students age 13-19 can long onto www.cbs.com or http://education.ti.com/educationportal/sweepstakes/login.jsp from Feb. 15 to March 15 for a chance to win.

If you have any questions or need any additional information, please feel free to contact me. In the meantime, you can view the press release below or visit www.cbs.com for complete contest rules and regulations. We also have some promotional/swag items for possible giveaways on your site if you are interested.

Best Regards,

Tara on behalf of Texas Instruments
972-830-4747
thall@webershandwick.com

Texas Instruments, partners with "NUMB3RS," to Announce the Launch of Texas Instruments “Use ‘NUMB3RS’ Every Day for a Hollywood Get-Away” Sweepstakes

Student and Teacher Winners Will Receive Prize Package Including

Trip to Hollywood, Set Visit and Walk-on Part on “NUMB3RS”

DALLAS and LOS ANGELES, CA February 15, 2006 --- Texas Instruments (TI), in partnership with "NUMB3RS," the Paramount Network Television Series for CBS, today launched the Texas Instruments “Use ‘NUMB3RS’ Every Day for a Hollywood Get-Away” Sweepstakes. This sweepstakes provides teens and their math teachers the chance to win an all expenses paid vacation to Hollywood, plus a walk-on role on “NUMB3RS” for one lucky teacher. The sweepstakes is a component of TI’s We All Use Math Every Day™ math initiative, a collaborative mathematics education program hosted by TI and the hit CBS TV show “NUMB3RS” and in association with the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM).

One grand prize-winning student will receive a four-day, three-night trip to Hollywood for a family of four including round-trip air transportation, hotel accommodations, a meet-and-greet with a “NUMB3RS” cast member and a visit to the show’s filming location. One lucky teacher will win a trip to Hollywood for four, plus a “walk-on role” on “NUMB3RS.” A first place student winner will receive $2,500 towards college costs, and the second place student winner will receive $1,500 towards college costs.

TI will also award 84 third prizes for students to receive a TI-84 Plus Silver Edition graphing calculator valued at $130. TI graphing calculators are proven by third-party research to help students understand math and be more successful in class.*

“The sweepstakes gives us another opportunity to show students that math can be interesting and how it can be used beyond the classroom,” said Melendy Lovett, president of Educational & Productivity Solutions, Texas Instruments. “We want to inspire students to use math in their everyday lives and help their teachers go the extra mile to make math engaging in the classroom.”


Students (age 13-19) can log onto cbs.com from February 15, 2006 to March 15, 2006 for a chance to win. To enter, they simply click on the sweepstakes link, complete registration information and provide the name of their current math teacher. Students will be allowed to enter once per day for the duration of the sweepstakes and can earn an additional entry each day by answering two grade-appropriate math questions. The math questions are supplied by MATHCOUNTS®, a national math enrichment, coaching and competition program.

More than 22,000 educators, reaching approximately two million students across the nation are already participating in TI’s We All Use Math Every Day program. This unique outreach program, based on the hit series "NUMB3RS,” uses the math featured on the show to engage and interest more students in the subject matter and help them see how it impacts their world. The program includes classroom activities created jointly by TI and the NCTM for teachers and students that are available for download at cbs.com/numb3rs.

The sweepstakes is open to all legal residents in the fifty United States, the District of Columbia and Canada (except the province of Quebec). Students 13-19 years of age and enrolled full-time in middle and high schools (or equivalent) are eligible to participate.

Sweepstakes winners will be randomly selected and notified by March 20, 2006. Full rules and prizes listings appear on www.cbs.com or send a self addressed stamped envelope to: TI-NUMB3RS, c/o Marden-Kane, 36 Maple Place, Manhasset, NY 11030. Canadian residents may omit return postage. Requests received after May 31, 2006 will not be fulfilled. Marden-Kane Inc. is the sweepstakes administrator.

About Texas Instruments
Educational & Productivity Solutions, a business of Texas Instruments, provides a wide range of advanced tools connecting the classroom experience with real-world applications and enabling students and teachers to explore math and science interactively. Designed with leading educators, Texas Instruments' educational technology and services are tested against recognized third-party research on effective instruction and improved student learning. Such research shows that use of graphing calculators and wireless collaborative technology in the classroom helps teachers implement instructional strategies that lead to higher student interest, engagement and achievement in mathematics.* For more than 15 years, TI has worked closely with educators and administrators to develop student-focused curricular and supplemental classroom materials, and it supports the world's largest professional development organization for the appropriate use of educational technology. More information is available at www.education.ti.com.

Texas Instruments Incorporated is the world leader in digital signal processing and analog technologies, the semiconductor engines of the Internet age. In addition to Semiconductor, the company's businesses also include Sensors & Controls, and Educational & Productivity Solutions. TI is headquartered in Dallas, Texas, and has manufacturing or sales operations in more than 25 countries.

Texas Instruments is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol TXN.

Handheld technology leadership measured in USA by Decision Analyst, Inc.

* See education.ti.com/research for more information.


About “NUMB3RS”
Ridley Scott, Tony Scott, Barry Schindel, David W. Zucker, Nicolas Falacci, and Cheryl Heuton are executive producers of NUMB3RS, which was created by Cheryl Heuton and Nicolas Falacci. NUMB3RS is produced by Scott Free in association with CBS Paramount Network Television for CBS. CBS Paramount Network Television is a division of CBS Studios Inc.

About the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics is a public voice of mathematics education, providing vision, leadership, and professional development to support teachers in ensuring mathematics learning of the highest quality for all students. With 100,000 members and 240 Affiliates, NCTM is the world’s largest organization dedicated to improving mathematics education in prekindergarten through grade 12. The Council’s Principles and Standards for School Mathematics includes guidelines for excellence in mathematics education and issues a call for all students to engage in more challenging mathematics. More information is available at nctm.org.

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