Monument Public Affairs

Mattel Children’s Foundation Introducing STEM Curriculum into Central Texas ISDs

Speedometry is a free-to-use English and Spanish language curriculum designed for fourth grade students which utilizes Hot Wheels toys that kids have been playing with for decades, to teach the FUNdamentals of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Speedometry is the result of collaboration between the University of Southern California’s Rossier School of Education and the Mattel Children’s Foundation.

Our team has met with multiple Central Texas Independent School Districts, STEM-focused organizations and nonprofits to educate and inform them about the curriculum and free teacher kit provided by Mattel. After communication with multiple education stakeholders in Central Texas, our team suggested Speedometry develop a TEKs compliant for Texas. Austin ISD adopted the program in fourth grade science curriculum for Fall 2015 and Del Valle ISD integrated Speedometry into its After-School Program in Spring 2014.