Human Sunclock Looking Good!

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Exhibits Director Josh Ransom sent some wonderful progress pictures showing the improvements they are making to the human sunclock at the Austin Nature and Science Center.  Its a great place to visit on a field trip and initiate discussions and activities about geometries of sunlight striking a spherical earth.

Educator Night!

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This evening we headed to the Thinkery which is hosting an event for educators.  MathHappens interns Paola Garcia, Josephine Sheng and Ben Duong provided information on three field trips that will help teachers help students understand math in context and possibly answer the infamous “so what” question.  In addition we will be making and designing with the Spiral of Theodorus.

The Teacher Laser Training Experience

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Something we’ve been enjoying since the summer is introducing teachers to laser cutters. Teachers are always being creative when making lesson plans so teaching them how to use a laser cutter gives them another resource to use in their creative endeavors. At the end of June, Abdulkarim presented to math teachers at the Math Teachers’ Circle of Austin. He invited