Houston House of Math Grand Opening January 28, 2023

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The Houston House of Math co-created by MathHappens Foundation and Math to the Point is open to the public on the weekends and scheduling field trips during the week.  We have a great team and a beautiful space — these pictures say it all!  Team photo:   Lauren Siegel, Benjamin Duong, Tristan Krysos, Stefany Espinoza, Georgia Thomsen and Silvia Aldana.

Take and Make: Shisima Game from Kenya for SE Branch Library

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SE Branch library invited us to participate in their event celebrating music from Kenya.  We found a new strategy game two player strategy game called Shisima that is related to tic-tac-toe, that originates from Kenya.  Melissa Wilkinson cut and made the design that Stefany Espinoza created.  Quan Nguyen and Marianne Villanueva brought the game to SE Branch, participated in some drumming and

Houston House of Math – 1st Field Trip!

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Where can you go to take a destination math Field Trip?  The Houston House of Math!  Sylvia Adana co-founder of the house and Director of Math2thePoint.org is the creative force behind the outdoor installations and the house itself.  MathHappens veteran Ben Duong seen here kicking off this great new resource and leading the learning is our Executive director.  Inside, 21st Century Pattern

Collaboration with the Maker-Ed Community: De-Sign Day by Ken Hawthorn

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Ken Hawthorn, educator and author of The Super Arduino Book who also writes about his teaching, new school and all things maker in MakerAwaker.com collaborated with us by co-hosting in our MathHappens @ The Farmers Market program in summer 2022.  He created this event, De-Sign Day and invited MathHappens’ Staff to support the very first one held at one of

2022 Projects, Sponsorships and Collaborations

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This list is both incomplete and growing, but we’ll continue to add and share.  We are interested in helping any organization interested in sponsoring programs, installations and events that bring mathematics to the public conversation, increase access to learning and provide more pathways to positive engagement and success in mathematics and STEM. In 2022 we connected with Silvia Aldana, Director of

Partnerships: JRMF and Breakthrough Central Texas

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A benefit to collaboration is the sharing of success.  As a provider of supplementary mathematics learning experiences, we have been in contact with Breakthrough Central Texas, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary for many years.  This past year we were able to connect them with Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival Director Daniel Kline who provided opportunities for staff training and previews of

Take and Make: Trammel Kit

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12-28 Update.  We continue to iterate on the Trammel Project.  Dr. Sereveny’s students at Riverbend Community Math Center have updated the files with a larger hole for the pencil/pen and they are working on an adjustable arm so we can make multiple shapes (of Ellipses). And they sent Links to the Hardware screws and filament: Hardware: https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B07XRX2F4Q/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?smid=A2N32G193BWL7U&psc=1 We use a