Welcome Josephine Sheng!

Lauren SiegelIntern Experience, Making MathLeave a Comment

We are so glad to have Josephine Sheng working for MathHappens this spring.  She has already been on two site visits, presented to AISD District leaders and made some cool stuff!  Here are just a few photos, we need more : )      

Math and The Texas State History Museum

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We are excited to go to the Bullock today to present some of our current ideas and work to math teachers/department chairs. Handout 1 Math Connections to History Exhibits at the Bullock Handout 2 Displays, Artifacts, Books and Models We hope to help however we can to make these field trips and interdisciplinary opportunities a reality for students. Check out our setup

Nature and Numbers Exhibit Opening!

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We were so pleased to participate in the Nature and Science Center’s Opening of the Nature and Numbers Exhibit.  We brought our favorite Fibonacci and Golden Ratio activities, and a new Mirror Symmetry Art activity that was a big hit.  To see a program with some additional information, follow this link.   Team Photo – We had a great time.

Barnes and Noble Mini Maker Faire – Nov 11, 2017

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Thank you to Barnes and Noble, Arboretum for a great time! We go to maker faires because we make math models and we want others to consider what they can make to help them understand math.  And we go because its fun to meet people who want to learn something new, or revisit something old in a new way.  We

Return to Oakwood Cemetery

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This year it was very chilly.  We updated our plumb lines so that we can color and decorate before we assemble them.  The nice folks at Save Austin Cemeteries set us up with a nifty table and tent and lots of snacks.      

Arbor Day at the Austin Nature and Science Center

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Wow –fuzzy photos!  But a great day doing math in the great outdoors.  Over 900 people attended Arbor Day on October 21st, 2017 Outside we presented the Fibonacci Tree model that shows how the sequence relates to tree branch growth, rabbit populations and bee genetics Inside at the specimen and trading room we shared calipers that help show the golden