Austin Maker Faire 2017

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We got to talk with makers and math enthusiasts of all types, ages and interests.  Our showcase includes math made with 3d printers, epilog lasers, an iPad app, leather, and plain old paper.  Its fun to see it all together.  Our table included several kinds of calipers and golden ratio examples, Lewis Carroll exhibit activities, La Belle 1600s navigation tools, and the

Twin Game and More at the Thinkery.

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What a great evening. Preliminary results of the Birthday Twin game are 20 sets of twins, two sets of triplets and one set of quadruplets. We’ll have more to share when we know the final counts on visitors. We had two sets of twins that had the same name as each other! Laura’s and Steve’s. Here’s a quick photo with

TOY MUSEUM Grand Opening — Coming April 16, 10am – 7pm!

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How do we design and deliver a Smurf relevant math lesson? The task is to design an interaction that provides an interesting and engaging math experience to visitors of all ages and abilities, and that works well in the space and format of the event. We’ll have staff on hand so the opportunities for questions, conjectures, and guidance are greater

Ramping up for Fall

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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