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Texas Instruments and "NUMB3RS" Unveil Winners of Texas Instruments "Use 'NUMB3RS' Every Day for a Hollywood Get-Away" Sweepstakes

Grand Prize Winning Student and Teacher Receive Trip to Hollywood, Set Visit and Walk-on Role on "NUMB3RS"

May 1, 2006

Dallas and Los Angeles, CA (May 1, 2006) - Texas Instruments (TI), in partnership with "NUMB3RS," the CBS Paramount Network Television series, today announced the winners of the Texas Instruments "Use 'NUMB3RS' Every Day for a Hollywood Get-Away" Sweepstakes.

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). Students entered the sweepstakes by registering online and nominating their math teachers, then earned extra credit by answering grade-appropriate math questions. The winning contestants were selected at random.

Oak Park River Forest High School ninth grader Kevin Binder of River Forest, Ill., is the grand prize winning student. He receives a four-day, three-night trip to Hollywood for him and his family 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.

Binder nominated his math teacher Sheila Hardin, who will receive the grand prize trip to Hollywood for her and her family and a walk-on role on "NUMB3RS." Hardin teaches geometry and Advanced Placement calculus.

“I am thrilled that my students have taken such an interest in math by participating in the TI-‘NUMB3RS’ sweepstakes, which combines real life math with fun activities that engage them in and out of my classroom,” said Hardin. “I’m looking forward to meeting the ‘NUMB3RS’ cast during my walk-on role and sharing my experiences to help students become even more interested in math.”

TI also awarded $2,500 towards college costs to first place student winner Sean Carcaise, a ninth grader at Shenango High School in New Castle, Pennsylvania.

Second place winner Greg Damhorst, a senior at Larkin High School in Elgin, Ill., will receive $1,500 towards college costs.

TI will award 84 third prizes for students to receive a TI-84 Plus Silver Edition graphing calculator with an approximate retail value of $130.

"TI congratulates Kevin, Sean, Greg and all of the students around the nation who participated to recognize the work that teachers like Sheila Hardin are doing that inspires students to achieve more in math," said Melendy Lovett, president of Educational & Productivity Solutions, Texas Instruments. "We are showing students how math applies to their everyday lives and encouraging them to take as much as they can to help prepare for their future."

More than 25,000 educators, reaching approximately three million students across the nation, are participating in the We All Use Math Every Day program, which uses the math featured in the show to engage and interest students in math and help them see how it impacts their world and can help them be more successful. 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.

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