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May 9, 2006
8:45 AM

Math moves you

On April 26, Congressman Reyes joined Olympic gold medalist speed skater Apolo Ohno for an event promoting the Hippest Homework Happening, a project of the MathMovesU program. Senator Edward Kennedy and Representative Jo Ann Davis also participated. The Congressman wants all kids to remember that math is fun and that, as Apolo pointed out, math is an important part of many cool jobs and careers. Apolo said:

Math is very relevant to my career and in my life. From counting laps around the rink and calculating speed to determining the shortest distance between me and the finish line, math is vital to what I do every day -- I think some kids will find that surprising.

Promoting math education is a big part of Congressman Reyes' proposal to increase America's economic and national security by augmenting our capacity in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). We must start educating our children very early in the fields that will define our competitiveness, prosperity, and security in the years to come.

So, head on over to www.mathmovesu.com and have some fun with math along with some of your favorite celebrities like Mia Hamm, Lisa Leslie, Dave Mirra, and Ohno! And check out the photos. To the Congressman's left is Rep. Davis and Senator Kennedy. Up on stage, in the second photo down, is Apolo himself.

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