TAG Field Trip Austin Nature and Science Center

Lauren SiegelField Trips, Making Math, Nature & Science Center, Ways to like math, We think math is fun!1 Comment

This group surprised us!  These 5th graders worked on a voronoi map, observed voronoi patterns in a microscope and on animals and participated in a lively discussion on cholera and epidemiology.  When we got to the iPad demo of circles colliding one young man watching the patterns emerge from colliding circles said “this is so satisfying”. With overcast skies, we

Field Trip: Voronoi Diagrams, Koch Fractals, Golden Ratio.

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We had a great program and group of students at our latest field trip at the Austin Nature and Science Center. On this field trip we started with a whole group activity where we simulated a Voronoi diagram. Each new participant has to find a path that is equidistant from the nearest two others. Next time we’ll find some shoe

Navigation Field Trip Fall 2018

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We welcomed Miss Mardi back to the Bullock for a navigation field trip with another group of Austin High School students! Favorite Quote: “It was pretty cool learning about the history, which surprised me because I usually don’t like history” This field trip like others to the Bullock La Belle exhibit involved students “sailing” or carrying their ship to ports

Comments on conference sessions and field trips.

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We have been presenting at conferences, providing programming for math field trips, sending out math materials and collaborating with museums! I can’t thank you enough for the items you made for me through MathHappens. If you are still making items I have a big list. I have several in-service teachers willing to write grants to get classroom sets if you

Bullock Field Trip: Canyon Vista Middle School

Lauren SiegelField Trips, Making Math, Museum1 Comment

We had a great time welcoming back Ms. Kathy Lennox and a new group of students from Canyon Vista Middle School. Most of our math and navigation field trip remains the same between high school and middle school students. However, some adjustments must be made due to the difference in math content taught in middle and high school. To read

Bullock Field Trip: Austin HS

Lauren SiegelField Trips, Making Math, Museum3 Comments

We had fun welcoming back Ms. Mardi Nott along with a new group of students from Austin High School. Their field trip consisted of touring the museum, including the La Belle exhibit, and spending time with MathHappens to learn about how navigation relates to mathematics. We had two groups of about 30 students, each for an hour. The students split