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 1: Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

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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)

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

Amazing Unusual Math Games

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MathHappens at the Bullock featured a game area on the 2nd floor balcony with an array of unusual math games along with the cannon ball stacking and mirror activity. If you’d like to find an unusual, interesting, fun and math oriented game, check these out! The document contains links on where to get the games and pictures as well

Everyday Superhumans

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Whoo hoo!  I’m so pleased for MathHappens to be on the roster of this fun podcast along with Josh Ransom of the Nature and Science Center.  Everyday Superhumans features not for profits and the things they do in Austin.  This was my first podcast and I’m currently looking for a voice coach : )  Read their newsletter and link to