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

Welcome Josephine Sheng!

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We are so glad to have Josephine Sheng working for MathHappens this spring.  She has already been on two site visits, presented to AISD District leaders and made some cool stuff!  Here are just a few photos, we need more : )      

What we did last summer!

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  Major accomplishments Summer 2017: Maker Faire – large public event, large number of interactions. Delivered Seminars/Conference Sessions:  UTeach Alumni Conference – Playground and Presentation, at Texas State History Museum:  Delivered Seminar for Social Studies Teachers, Seminar for AISD Math Teachers, Gained a spot on the Bullock’s guide for  Museum Programming options Math Circle Seminar for MS Teachers – assist UT

Making the Math

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Quan, Abdul, Payton and Marcus are making math this summer!  Whether gluing chess pieces, laser cutting calipers and rabbits, etching acrylic for a custom cement mold, assembling displays or even assisting Nature and Science Center Exhibits Director Josh Ransom (pictured in blue) to mix and pour concrete, its all part of the job.

Workshop: Connecting Visitors to Meaning Through Interpretive Exhibits.

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We attended a Workshop yesterday sponsored by the Texas Historical Commission.  Topic: Connecting Visitors to Meaning Through Interpretive Exhibits.  We did some reading, writing, discussing, collaborating, production of a mock exhibit and presentations as well.  We learned a lot about this kind of exhibit design in a museum context and found many parallels to our own ideas of teaching and