UHV faculty member teaches elementary students about math, magic

Ricardo Teixeira, standing right, a UHV assistant professor of mathematics, shows fourth- and fifth-grade Dudley Elementary School students attending the school’s Sept. 20 Math and Magic Club how to do a card trick using mathematics to predict which card is pulled from the deck. Teixeira is spending the school year teaching the students about the mathematics used in magic tricks and helping them prepare for the University Interscholastic League mathematics competition in the spring.

The University of Houston-Victoria, located in the heart of the Coastal Bend region since 1973 in Victoria, Texas, offers courses leading to more than 80 academic programs in the schools of Arts & Sciences; Business Administration; and Education, Health Professions & Human Development. UHV provides face-to-face classes at its Victoria campus, as well as an instructional site in Katy, Texas, and online classes that students can take from anywhere. UHV supports the American Association of State Colleges and Universities Opportunities for All initiative to increase awareness about state colleges and universities and the important role they have in providing a high-quality and accessible education to an increasingly diverse student population, as well as contributing to regional and state economic development.