Austin Museum Day Part 4: Neill-Cochran House Museum

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One year later, MathHappens went back to the Neill-Cochran House Museum for Austin Museum Day! We were stationed at the Pythagorean Tables which are formed around a 3-4-5 triangle. On the 3-table, we had Tic-Tac-Toe; on the 4-table, we had chess/checkers; and on the 5-table we had vanilla and chocolate cupcakes. The cupcakes were used to display how square numbers

Austin Museum Day Part 3: Texas Medical Association

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Austin Museum Day was the first time MathHappens had an official event at the Texas Medical Association! The new exhibit at the Texas Medical Association is titled: ““When Disaster Strikes…Six Catastrophes That Changed Texas Medicine.” Going with that theme, MathHappens brought activities that related to historic cholera epidemics. John Snow used Voronoi patterns, formed using circumcenters of triangles, to discover

Austin Museum Day Part 2: Harry Ransom Center

Lauren SiegelLibrary, Museum4 Comments

MathHappens was happy to be back at the Harry Ransom Center for Austin Museum Day. Activities for the day were based on the Ransom Center’s Lewis Carroll collection. Our math activities included making your own secretly coded name tag using a cipher key based on Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. We had tangrams which could be rearranged to look like the

Austin Museum Day Part 1: Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

Lauren SiegelEvents, Nature & Science Center4 Comments

MathHappens started off Austin Museum Day bright and early by heading to the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. Visitors thoroughly enjoyed learning about the Golden Ratio and how it appears throughout the world around us. Visitors discovered the Golden Ratio on their arms, hands, in a hurricane, on an ant and zebra, and more! A popular make-and-take activity was coloring

Museum Day this Sunday!

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Austin Museum Day is coming up this Sunday, September 23rd! Click here to see our flyer for more details! We hope to see you there. Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center 4801 La Crosse Avenue, (512) 232-0100, www.wildflower.org MathHappens Activity Station (9-11am): Search for the Golden Ratio by the creek in the Family Garden. Neill-Cochran House Museum 2310 San Gabriel Street, (512)

TEKSCon at San Antonio

Lauren SiegelMaking Math, Teacher Support & TrainingLeave a Comment

MathHappens branched out today by going to San Antonio, Texas. We were invited to show our math models at the TEKSCon Free Resource Showcase, where educators would be searching for resources they could implement into their schools. We set up at a round table so attendees could sit with us and chat about what MathHappens does. At the same time,

Big Week!

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This week is a big week for MathHappens. On Tuesday, we will be presenting a session at the AISD Language Arts & Social Studies Institute.  Our session is titled “Connecting Language Arts and Social Studies with Mathematics.” We’ll be talking about the Vitruvian Men, Gulliver’s Travels, navigation tools, and our field trip offerings, all of which relate to mathematics. We’ll

Breakthrough Intro Session

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We had a great time at Breakthrough Central Texas sharing some materials for the upcoming math day on the 19th. The photo summary is in a “form” so I hope you can see it. Its a great group of enthusiastic and talented teachers. Check it out by clicking through here for a review of the Breakthrough Central Texas Teacher Info