Calipers for the Specimen Room Austin Nature and Science Center

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Volunteer Charles Ahrens helps visitors appreciate the variety of critters, bones, skins and artifacts in the specimen room. MathHappens is pleased to provide him and the Nature Center a precision quality set of of Golden Ratio Calipers along with some wooden ones made by us for loaning to visitors. If you are interested in learning more about insects and all

Learning about Makerspaces on UT Campus

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We visited the Longhorn Studios maker space in the Cockrell School of Engineering in January. We made a stereoscopic projection piece.  If we shine a light at the top it projects a perfect 6×6 grid.  This is a great way to introduce the concept distortions in maps showing the continents.

Fibonacci Numbers, Calculating The Golden Ratio with Sequences , Measuring with Proportional Calipers

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The PROGRAM GUIDES The Measurement Activities (Mr. Morales/ Mr. Ahrens).  In the planetarium We’ll have the giant calipers, the arm – wrist – hand proportional measurement tool, some pictures of various animals, the Hurricane Sandy Puzzle with its golden spiral, the Golden Ratio Hand Mirrors, and the calipers to give to each student.  Students will also visit the specimen room