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

Take and Make: Scott Kim Block by Block Jr.

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Whether in 1″ Maple, or 1/2″ pine, or 5″ cardboard, this block set known as Block by Block Jr. designed  by puzzle designer Scott Kim has multiple uses and offers a variety of ways to practice spacial skills, problem solving and just have fun together.   We highly recommend this activity for all ages.   We ordered 1000 block from a

Take and Make: Linkages Pop-up Card

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Its a Day of the Dead Celebration at SE Branch Library!  Kids were able to decorate and color a moveable candle.  Staffers Mason Chng and Stefany Espinoza were joined by Jackie Salazar and Branch Manager Irene Magana-Noverola at the SE Branch Library.  Video of the card moving. We cut the cardstock with the laser – a first for us and

What will you find at the Houston House of Math and our Outreach Events?

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Displays, interactive exhibits, logic challenges, building materials and new friends.  We hope you’ll come see your yourself.  For more information see the links on temporary page at  www.houstonhouseofmath.org or contact Sylvia at math2thepoint@gmail.com.  Photos by Ben Duong. Houston House of Math is a Featured  Story on the Rice Universitity Mathematics Department Page.