Work Day Preparing Window Geometry

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These are some of the constructions we found in the MOMO Showpalace that we want to try for ourselves with visitors to the Science Mill’s Homeschool Day. We are excited to bring these to the windows of the Hill Country Science Mill this month!   Team: Joshue Alvarez, Abdulkarim Bora, Josephine Sheng

Pflugerville MS Science Night

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Pflugerville MS Science Night is a great opportunity to try some new activities with Middle Schoolers and their Parents.  We were excited to be invited back for a second year. We brought our history of land survey in Texas exhibit and we tried a new set up.  The exterior needs work, but from the inside its a sheltered space that

Barnes and Noble Mini Maker Faire – Nov 11, 2017

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Thank you to Barnes and Noble, Arboretum for a great time! We go to maker faires because we make math models and we want others to consider what they can make to help them understand math.  And we go because its fun to meet people who want to learn something new, or revisit something old in a new way.  We

Return to Oakwood Cemetery

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This year it was very chilly.  We updated our plumb lines so that we can color and decorate before we assemble them.  The nice folks at Save Austin Cemeteries set us up with a nifty table and tent and lots of snacks.      

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