## MathHappens @ Austin Museum Day- You are Invited!

In this photo Ximena Mercado Garcia has items from each Museum Day math station on the table to share with Univision and their viewers. Las matemáticas también pueden ser divertidas. ¡Únete y descúbrelo tu mismo! Sarah Bacca is sending this note with all the details to teachers, principals and schools.  We hope everyone gets the word! Dear Math Enthusiasts,

## Saturdays with MathHappens at the Austin Nature and Science Center

Visitors today created a butterfly puzzle that can stay at the ANSC.  Each one made a butterfly piece and together they are a tribute to famous mathematician Marjorie Rice’s work on the tessellating pentagon problem.  Its a great way to end our summer series!  See you next summer!

## Saturdays with MathHappens at the Austin Nature and Science Center: Fibonacci Bees

Visitors learn about the Fibonacci Sequence (1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8…) and how it relates to bee genetics. The visitors center has an actual beehive in the entryway. Visitors could color in their own bee. The bee family tree is etched on the back.

## CAMT Presentation July 10!

We are excited to bring two backpacks full of MathHappens goodies for door prizes. Paola Garcia and I are co-presenting a session with star Austin High math teacher Mardi Nott.  Participants are going to look into each others eyes and discover the power of geometry to analyze light reflections, using similar triangles to reveal the height or distance of objects

## #4 MathHappens at Nature Nights at the Wildflower Center: Voronoi Patterns

Visitors of all ages selected a pattern to trace.  When the underlying structure is traced, the giraffe, cracked mud, turtle shell and dragonfly wing all result in similar voronoi patterns.  When you compare to the bubbles you can see the similarity there as well.

## # 3 MathHappens at Nature Nights at the LBJ Wildflower Center: Golden Ratio in Prairie Animals

Looking for the Golden Ratio in Prairie Animals, insects and even our own arm and hands.  Over 115 visitors came by this evening.

## #2 Nature Nights @ Wildflower Center – Koch Fractals

Thursday June 13, 2019.  Enthusiasm for these fractal parts is amazing.  Something about the stages of the Koch Fractal inspires interest, excites the mind and inspires creativity.

## Saturdays with MathHappens @ Austin Nature and Science Center

Ben Duong presenting Curve Stitching! Straight lines make parabolas and conics! Favorite Quote:  “I have to buy this!  All three of my grandkids are totally quiet.”