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

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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

Alice in Wonderland Show Open!!

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The collection on display at the Ransom Center is truly impressive. With a variety of interpretations and publications of the Alice book, as well as other materials owned by Carroll. We are happy to say that we helped develop the activities area devoted to mathematical activities, games and puzzles. That area includes giant Tangrams made by the laser wizards at