Buda Library STEAMfest

Lauren SiegelCommunity, Community Partnerships, Intern Experience, Library, Public LibrariesLeave a Comment

165 people of all ages were at the Buda Public Library on January 24 to celebrate Science, Technology, Art and Mathematics.  We had something for everyone at our tables.  Huston-Tillotson student and MathHappens intern Niela Williams did a great job facilitating and letting the community know about the free Math Room at ANSC.  We found out that the librarians in

Remote Intern Program: Summer and Fall 2023

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This summer, 5 interns participated in MathHappens projects remotely from Las Vegas, the Chicago area, Knox County, IL, and Lake County, IL. In September, we started our fall cohort with 4 interns in Irving, TX, Edmond, OK, Knoxville,TN, and Appleton, WI. We have interns who are studying or have studied: math, math education, business, data science, economics, computer science, and

MathHappens 4 x @ The Austin Nature and Science Center

Lauren SiegelCommunity, Community Partnerships, Intern Experience, Nature & Science Center, Parks & Recreation2 Comments

A Human Sunclock! Installed adjacent to the pathway outside the visitor center, it only works if you are there to cast the shadown that tells the time. This one is set to CDT, its exactly one hour late at this time of year (December). A Math Vending Machine! In the visitor center is a trading desk where you can ask

It’s October and MathHappens in our Communities!

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The weekend of October 20, we were open at the Austin Nature and Science Center, and the Millennium Youth Entertainment Complex and provided math activities for Fall Fest for Friends of the Children, a mentorship program in Austin.  MathHappens @ Explora was open as well as MathHappens @ Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota. Working this weekend in all our various

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

2023 Construct 3d Conference Team: Ella Basken and Jordan Varat

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Update:  Ella Basken created this Presi slideshow of her conference experience.  Its great! At the Construct 3d 2023 conference in NY Ella and Jordan are presenting a variety of models and a poster about the use of these models to enhance mathematics education.  You can contact Ella at:  ebasken@utexas.edu and Jordan at: jordan@varatenterprises.com Ella is our 3d print expert and

Professional Development: Bullock Field Trip and Workshop Visit

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We had a great visit to the Pearl Street workshop and gallery today by professor Dawn Kidd, an Adjunct Instructor at Lamar University.  Her students are preservice teachers who will be teaching deaf and hard of hearing students.  They started with a workshop visit with Jordan where they learned how to make a heart – square- circle dissection model.  Ella

On the road: Pflugerville Makerpfest

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Melissa Wilkinson and Megan Do were at the  Pflugerville Public Library Maker Pfest Event  June 3rd  to share some of our favorite maker projects, including the brand new Spectre tile, puzzle a day, egg tangrams, cars with unusual wheels and more with this community just north of Austin.  Unlike the old “new” tile, this one tessellates without a pattern and