NEW YORK, Feb. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Slate Science, an educational technology company offering STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) education products for tablets, will unveil a new future for math education at the SXSWedu Conference & Festival being held on March 4-7, 2013 in Austin, Texas.
Utilizing the convergence of tablet devices, cloud computing, and standardized curricula, Slate Science developed a proprietary technology and a constructive, hands-on pedagogy for teaching K12 math in a playful, exploratory environment. The result is a breakthrough learning methodology that taps into a child's natural and intuitive learning processes. The company's first product - SlateMath - will feature in three separate SXSWedu events:
Monday, March 4, 2013: Slate Science co-founder and two- time TED Speaker, Professor Shimon Schocken, will kick-off the company's conference participation as part of the "Future 15" series with a 12-minute presentation titled, "A Tablet-Based Voyage of Math Discovery." Time: 3:30 - 3:45 p.m.; place: Hilton Austin Downtown, Room 415AB. Tuesday, March 5th, 2013: Selected as a first round K12 finalist atLAUNCHedu, Slate Science will participate in the pitch contest before a jury of educators, entrepreneurs, and venture capitalists, as well as a live audience of SXSWedu attendees who will be treated to a glimpse of the most promising educational startups in the market. "This exciting, fast-paced competition highlights the solution-seeking visionaries who are revolutionizing the world of education" (quoted from the SXSWedu web site). Time: 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.; place: Hilton Austin Downtown, Salon C. Wednesday, March 6th, 2013: Slate Science will participate in the Startup Showcase event, which offers conference attendees the opportunity to interact with executives from represented companies and get hands-on, tabletop demos of their products and solutions. Time: 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.; place: Hilton Austin Downtown, Room 404.
"We are honored to take part in SXSWedu," said Guy Vardi, Slate Science CEO. "It is the ultimate meeting point for education and technology, where the sharpest pencils come together to shape education's future. As a father of two young children, I am excited to be part of a group of people committed to invest in the future of our children."
SlateMath can be downloaded for free in multiple languages and is immediately available in Apple's App Store.
About Slate Science: Slate Science builds portfolios of educational apps designed to support standardized STEM curricula while allowing students to develop, deeply understand, and experience hands-on conceptual learning. The company's first series of products is SlateMath, intended for the consumer market and aimed to support math instruction according to the Common Core Standards. A school version of SlateMath, intended for classroom use and equipped with a suite of teaching aids, will be released soon. Headquartered in New York City, Slate Science has R&D facilities in Israel. The company's mission is to help students, teachers, and schools reach their highest potential using advanced technology and constructive, hands-on pedagogy. For more information please visit www.slatescience.com or follow us on Twitter at @SlateScience.
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