Kickoff to Summer in Minnesota

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colorful spheres inside of wooden frames, forming a large triangular and a medium square pyramid. The frames are on a lush grassy surface

The Minnesota State Fair puts on an event to celebrate the beginning of summer (Kickoff to Summer) each Memorial Day weekend, and for the first time this year, MathHappens was on the scene. We brought Geometiles and an instant camera in order to build a 3D Shape Museum. We brought multi-colored spheres and frames for building pyramids and other shapes.

Family Math Expo

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Children's hands fill geometric frames with colorful pattern blocks.

We were invited to the Washington, D.C. Family Math Expo earlier this month. While we can’t travel everywhere and attend every math event (although we do admit that would be a ton of fun!), this seemed like a great opportunity to… Support some excellent work going on in a large and important school district, Play math with a large number

MathHappens collaboration @ The Atlanta Science Festival

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Our partners for the booth were Geometiles and its founder Yana Mohanty who brought an amazing Olympic ring Geometiles sculpture and Professor Jason Harron of Kennesaw State University who made Pythagorean Theorem models and also brought an undergraduate with her Galton Board model. Lauren Siegel and Jordan Varat came for MathHappens with a variety of models, Infinity gum and other

Playing Math at the NCTM Regional in Seattle

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We were invited, along with the Seattle Universal Math Museum (SUMM) to host a play space at NCTM’s Regional Conference in Seattle that took place earlier this month. The whole team organized materials, and then Matt Hertel and I met in Seattle ready to play math! Due to the nature of the space, and fire codes and whatnot, we had

Fracture! A Halloween Matheatre Experience!

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A composite graphic with a bright red image reading "FRACTURE!" and featuring a human form, a creepy hand silhouette, and a spiderweb made of squares.

At MathHappens, we love to collaborate, support creative endeavors, partner with colleagues around the US, Canada and abroad, and provide new ways to experience math to the public.  This project includes all of these and more.  The concept, a Mathematical Halloween trail was initiated, and seed funded by MathHappens, designed and expanded by Matheatre who executed and delivered a great

MathHappens @ the Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota!

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Now open!  As of today, MathHappens has a math engagement/play space in the Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota.  This is a beautiful museum that contains original exhibits designed to connect to every day life in and around Mankato, MN.  From corn ears to play pigs, the museum provides the kind of hands-on play-based learning that we love.  Play spaces abound

Knots for Everyone! Math Teachers Circle of Austin visit Pearl St.

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We welcomed the Math Teacher’s Circle of Austin to our Austin location and workshop on Pearl Street Thursday September 28th.  They brought the food (BBQ) and we brought knots, and knot tiles.  The visit included a workshop tour that included 3d printing, laser cutting pythagorean dissections and more.  Thanks to Megan Do who designed the knot tiles, Ella Basken who

Houston Science Festival: Mathematical Origami

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On September 10, Jordan Varat and Stefany Espinoza hosted a table at the Houston Science Festival , an event co-sponsored by Bridges to Science that has the tag line “Casa to College”, because it is a celebration of Hispanic culture and learning at home designed for home educated 5th-12th grade students and their parents. We are really pleased to contribute

AISD Austin High Math Department Offsite at Pearl St. HQ

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Matt Hertel, Jordan Varat and Tyson Geigenmiller hosted Ms. Mardi Nott’s Austin High math department offsite meeting.  The AISD math teachers toured our facility and learned about our laser and how we use technology to create physical math models that promote math literacy. The teachers left with new ideas on how to communicate math effectively and with new models to