Math is called the universal language.
Wherever you go, one plus one equals two.
Alejandro Magallanes was born and raised in Mexico and he says when he came to the United States, he didn’t know English.
With not knowing the language, he says you cannot connect or interact with your peers, but he did know math.
Magallanes used that tool to overcome his language barrier and is helping others to overcome their hurdles with numbers.
While attending West Texas A&M University, Magallanes created Easy Math.
It is an application that helps students with 6th grade Math up to Calculus One, but the company is not only helping students, but it is making sure teachers have the supplies they need to teach through their 3-2-1 Learn Program.
“So the 3-2-1 Learn Program is a program to where we partner with major companies and supplies,” said Magallanes. “We bought 20,000 pencils, we bought over 2,000 composition books, gift cards to Amazon, gift cards to other websites that teachers use, and we donate it to teachers for free.”
If a teacher wants to take advantage of this program, Magallanes said all they have to do is let them know and come pick it up.
The supplies are given out on a first come first serve basis and the founder tells us to utilize their program.
He also told us do not feel like you have to be using Easy Math to get donated supplies.
The only fee they ask is to let them know how much the program helped, so they can continue to improve.
We are told the app is completely free and has been up and running for 13 months for Apple users.
They are currently working on creating the app for Android users, but there is not a release date just yet.