Looking for the Golden Ratio in Prairie Animals, insects and even our own arm and hands. Over 115 visitors came by this evening.
Paola headed to Nature Nights to present math connections to Bee Genetics. Drones have one parent: a Queen, and Queens have two: a Drone and a Queen. When we make the family tree….SURPRISE! Fibonacci Numbers! Participants made their own Bee, tessellated butterflies and used the model to see how the bee genetics relates to Fibonacci’s rabbit problem.
What ages? All We brought 50 lbs of wood math activities to MakerFaire Bay Area and we brought home about 3lbs of unused materials. We really enjoyed the enthusiasm! Many thanks to UTeach Austin Makers Mao Leonard and Ben Duong and CalTeach Student Celeste Gonzalez as well as Berkeley Grad and MH Boardmember Alex Siegel.
We invited interns, staff, families, colleagues from UTeach, UT Math, MakeATX, AISD and from the Austin Musuem world. We had a food buffet upstairs and a math buffet downstairs including things we’ve collected and things we’ve made. Great conversations and a nice afternoon together. Thanks to Cliff Hill for coming to show us how throw those knives right! Thanks
If you ever wondered if families, adults, kids, teens would be interested in some math on a Saturday, this should answer your question. We brought Tessellations, and in particular some designed with Marjorie Rice’s discoveries and we also featured Lewis Carroll’s puzzles, tangrams and cipher codes. MH team: Kyla Kalugdan, Josephine Sheng and Lauren Siegel, and special thanks to our