What we did last summer!

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  Major accomplishments Summer 2017: Maker Faire – large public event, large number of interactions. Delivered Seminars/Conference Sessions:  UTeach Alumni Conference – Playground and Presentation, at Texas State History Museum:  Delivered Seminar for Social Studies Teachers, Seminar for AISD Math Teachers, Gained a spot on the Bullock’s guide for  Museum Programming options Math Circle Seminar for MS Teachers – assist UT

Making the Math

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Quan, Abdul, Payton and Marcus are making math this summer!  Whether gluing chess pieces, laser cutting calipers and rabbits, etching acrylic for a custom cement mold, assembling displays or even assisting Nature and Science Center Exhibits Director Josh Ransom (pictured in blue) to mix and pour concrete, its all part of the job.

Golden Ratio Materials arrived at NC Mecklenburg Parks and Recreation Education Department

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We are pleased to hear that the materials we made for the North Carolina’s Mecklenberg Department of Parks and Recreation have arrived safely.  We customized our caliper display with a North Carolina Crayfish, provided a set of Golden Ratio proportional calipers, Giant Calipers, the arm measure, zebra, ant, Golden Ratio mirrors with signage, and 1:1 and 1:2 calipers.  We are

Dr. Jennifer Mann Austin checked into MakeATX to laser cut some wood!

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Dr. Jennifer Mann Austin came by the MakeATX laser shop today.  She’s already taken laser basics training class and is making some models for her University of Texas M302 math class for liberal arts majors and other non-math majors.  There’s a super cool Pythagorean Puzzle and she’s cutting some Golden Ratio Calipers and a few other goodies.

Workshop: Connecting Visitors to Meaning Through Interpretive Exhibits.

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We attended a Workshop yesterday sponsored by the Texas Historical Commission.  Topic: Connecting Visitors to Meaning Through Interpretive Exhibits.  We did some reading, writing, discussing, collaborating, production of a mock exhibit and presentations as well.  We learned a lot about this kind of exhibit design in a museum context and found many parallels to our own ideas of teaching and