Human Sunclock. Tiny Tour

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  We love this video!  When we partner with a museum or nature center we build the possibilities together. Some activities are “pop-ups.” Others are long lasting, like this sunclock. Some activities are outside… some are inside. “Gnomon” < Do you know this word? Megan uses it in the video.  See the how this sunclock was built and how it’s

EngageME Mathematics Animates Math

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We had the pleasure of collaborating with Thomas Moore of EngageME Mathematics on an animation of one of the fifteen tessellating pentagons, Tile #15. Thomas is a graduate student pursuing a PhD in Mathematics Education in Melbourne, Australia who also is an accomplished public speaker and graphics designer. Here’s our animation – We LOVE it! Pentagon Tile #15 animation.  because it

Great Presentation to STEM Pathways for Girls – Santa Fe

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Topic:  Graph Theory Presenter:  MathHappens’ own Elizabeth Wrightsman. Facilitator Team Esther: a retired actuary Emily: an. engineering student at Smith College Sarah: a graduate student at St. John’s College with a concentration on math education Chelsea, Megan, Kara: scientists at Los Alamos National Lab Twenty Three girls participated in this hour and half session.  We learned about the history of graph

First TV Interview with Jordan Bontke from CBS Austin

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I had an opportunity to talk with CBS Austin reporter Jordan Bontke this evening.  I was talking about the MoMath Rosenthal Prize and MathHappens Foundation, and Jordan was mostly  looking for statement relevant to TEA released standardized test scores that showed students have lost ground since 2019.  In the clip where mostly I said that students need time away from screens

Vaccine Strategy II: We Aren’t Using the Right Experts

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We need to include logistics and business experts.   PDF Format Here. This is a follow up to a January 4 post, Vaccine Strategies: Follow the Math on mathematics based business strategies that can inform the vaccination distribution. We Aren’t Using the Right Experts By Philip Siegel                January 10, 2021 The development of COVID vaccines has been an enormous achievement of our

Honored to Receive a MoMath Rosenthal Prize!

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Title:  Engagement with Ratio and Proportion:  Building a tool to deepen understanding.  The full, final  lesson plan will be available soon here and on the MoMath website. The MoMath Rosenthal Prize is for Innovation and Inspiration in Math Teaching.  I wrote up a lesson on proportional calipers that was selected as the 2021 runner up prize.  The best part is that

Vaccine Strategies: Follow the Math

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A set of simple ideas that highlight business math principles that would speed up our vaccination process.  Here’s a link to a PDF version as well. VACCINE STRATEGIES: FOLLOW THE MATH By Lauren and Philip Siegel A much used saying during the pandemic has been “follow the science”. But when it comes to vaccine distribution we should “follow the math”.

Public Math Provokes Math Thinking in Unexpected Places

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Here’s another great organization dedicated to getting the math out to the people, Public Math at  They have just issued an annual report that is full of fun and interesting ways you can share math in public, and it lists all the great people doing this work with them.  These projects, like the postcard project or the math vending

Mathematics in the Community – 2017 Hydration Station

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How can educator forge better relationships with their community?  This is a great example of reaching out to the community, providing useful information and showing how some calculations can be important in our day to day life.  In fall 2017 Amy Gross decorated a table, created a display of information, shared her hydration tracking system and samples of fruit infused