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"NUMB3RS" Star David Krumholtz to Appear at NCTM Western Regional Conference and Exposition in Denver To Promote "We All Use Math Every Day" Education Program

Nov 9, 2005

November 9, 2005 "NUMB3RS" Star David Krumholtz to Appear at NCTM Western Regional Conference and Exposition in Denver To Promote "We All Use Math Every Day" Education Program CBS TV Star's Appearance on November 10th to Include Panel Discussion, Q&A and Autograph Signing DENVER - (November 9, 2005) - David Krumholtz, star of the Paramount / CBS hit TV show "NUMB3RS," will appear along with show Creator / Executive Producer Cheryl Heuton at the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) Western Regional Conference and Exposition on November 10, 2005, in Denver, Colorado to promote the new mathematics education program, "We All Use Math Every Day™," developed by Texas Instruments (TI) and in association with the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM). "We All Use Math Every Day™," based on the hit series "NUMB3RS," is a unique outreach program that uses the math featured on the TV series to engage and interest more students in the subject matter and help them see how it impacts their world. The program includes TI and NCTM-developed classroom activities for teachers and students that can be found on cbs.com/numb3rs. "NUMB3RS" airs Friday nights (10:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Krumholtz, who portrays mathematical genius Charlie Eppes on the show, will be participating in a Q&A session about the show at 6:45 PM, and meeting with math teacher attendees afterward to sign autographs. Krumholtz is excited to be a part of the program and especially enjoys hearing teacher and student feedback about how "NUMB3RS" has inspired them to get more interested in the use of math beyond the classroom. "It's really an honor to be part of such an innovative and successful program while at the same time, part of a terrific show," said Krumholtz. "One of my favorite things about being an actor is finding ways to use my job to help others, and encouraging kids to study and learn more about math and how it affects their daily lives. It has been both a fun and rewarding learning experience for me as well." "It's been thrilling to be at the forefront of such an innovative program that has been able to successfully merge math education with a hit television program in order to stir interest in a subject that is such a necessary and integral part of everyday life," said Melendy Lovett of Texas Instruments. "We at Texas Instruments thank the producers, cast and crew of 'NUMB3RS' for working closely with us, and also want to thank the National Council of the Teachers of Mathematics for finding exciting ways to incorporate show episodes into engaging problems and puzzles for students and teachers across the country." "As the co-creator and executive producer of 'NUMB3RS,' I'm thrilled that this show works not only as successful entertainment, but also helps get kids more interested in studying math in school. We're proud that teachers are able to use it to show how math is a powerful tool for everyday life," said Cheryl Heuton. "Texas Instruments and the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics have created such an innovative and compelling program and it's been interesting to coordinate with them on making math more exciting and accessible. Everyone on the show - from the producers to the actors - is all proud to be a part of this great program." The conference takes place November 10-12 in Denver at the Colorado Convention Center and will give over 3500 teachers the opportunity to participate in presentations, workshops and exhibits of the most recent materials, all designed specifically to help classroom teachers improve the teaching and learning of mathematics for all students. In addition to his starring role on "NUMB3RS," Krumholtz is a successful actor whose resume boasts an impressive list of credits ranging from comedic to dramatic roles. His feature films include "Ray," "Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle," "The Slums of Beverly Hills," "The Ice Storm" and "The Santa Clause 1 and 2." Krumholtz has also starred in TV shows including "Chicago Sons," "The Trouble with Normal" and "The Lyon's Den." About Texas Instruments Educational & Productivity Solutions, a business of Texas Instruments, is a market leader in education technology, providing a wide range of advanced classroom tools that enable students and teachers to interactively explore math and science. TI's learning tools and services are designed with leading educators to meet the evolving needs of the classroom. Connecting the classroom experience with real-world applications, TI's products include a broad line of handheld technology, computer software and data-collecting devices. Additionally, TI has worked closely with educators and administrators for more than 15 years to develop student-focused curricular and supplemental materials for the classroom, and supports the world's largest professional development organization focusing on the appropriate use of educational technology. More information is available at 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. 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. 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 Paramount Network Television for CBS.