Compass is a publication of the Eisenhower
Southwest Consortium for the Improvement of Mathematics and Science
Teaching (SCIMAST) project, sponsored by the U. S. Department
of Education under grant number R168R50027-95. The content herein
does not necessarily reflect the views of the department or any
other agency of the U.S. government. Classroom Compass is distributed
free of charge to public and private schools in Arkansas, Louisiana,
New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas to support improved teaching of
mathematics and science. The Eisenhower SCIMAST project is located
in the Southwest Educational Development Laboratory (SEDL) at 211
East Seventh Street, Austin, Texas 78701; (512) 476-6861/800-201-7435.
SEDL is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer
and is committed to affording equal employment opportunities to
all individuals in all employment matters.
Jo Powell. Publication design: Jane Thurmond, Tree Studio. Online
design and sound production: Chris
Sears. Introductory narration performed by Kathleen
SCIMAST staff thanks Dr. Manon Charbonneau and Cris Marie Alton
for sharing their experiences with music and mathematics at the
Alvord Elementary School. The staff also thanks Amanda Foradory
and Ross Blair for their vocal talents.
SCIMAST supports mathematics and science education in Arkansas,
Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas with a combination of
training, technical assistance, networking, and information resources.
The project is funded by the U.S. Department of Education's National
Eisenhower Program and works in partnership with the Eisenhower
National Clearinghouse (ENC), a national resource center for increasing
the availability and quality of information about instructional
resources for science and mathematics educators. In cooperation
with SCIMAST, the Louisiana
Environmental Educational Information Center (LEERIC) is a state
access center for ENC.
SCIMAST resource center, located in Austin, is open to visitors
Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The center houses
a multimedia collection of science and mathematics instructional
materials for grades K-12. It is located at the Southwest Educational
Development Laboratory, on the fourth floor of 211 East Seventh
Street, Austin, Texas 78701. A toll-free number, 1-800-201-7435,
provides callers with information and assistance concerning instructional
materials for mathematics and science classrooms.
McArdle administrative secretary
Mendoza administrative secretary
Molina program specialist
Jo Powell program associate