Putting the “M” in STEM

Lauren SiegelMaking MathLeave a Comment

At the ISEA conference, Dr. Wesson handed out some nifty FOSS building kits. So I wrote up a math lesson to go with it. Its adaptable to any level of student and allows for some really cool and interesting questions. If you offer building projects to your students, you may want to try this spreadsheet activity. It will allow you

ISEA Conference, HOUSTON TX, Feb 19-21

Lauren SiegelConference PresentationsLeave a Comment

We are very excited to be attending this conference and presenting the NUMBER ZOO on Sunday. The Number Zoo is a great teaching concept that requires only 2nd grade math work by the class or group to make the Zoo and it allows for introduction of some sophisticated ideas in number theory as well as opportunities to tackle some middle

Ramping up for Fall

Lauren SiegelEvents, Making MathLeave a Comment

Great happenings for this fall! Number one on the list is assignment of Krystal Rankhorn of UTeach to work with us via the internship program. I was at the Oakwood Cemetery last year for the Murder, Mayhem and Misadventure event. There was a cool wooden plumb line with a skull attached to it that was part of a demonstration. I

Explore UT Day: Alice in Wonderland, Ransom Center

Lauren SiegelEvents, Library, MusuemLeave a Comment

We spent a wonderful afternoon in the math activities area of the Alice in Wonderland Exhibit. We supplemented the activities in place with an iPad demo of the Alphabet Cipher, called ABCipher courtesy of “Blue from Tricochet[.com]”, a talented Austin area coder who created ABCipher and put it in iTunes specifically for this exhibit. Visitors could choose a codeword from