Spiral of Theodorus – Relax with Math

Lauren SiegelConference Presentation, Events, Intern Experience, Just Add Math, Laser projects, MakerLeave a Comment

Using an arts and crafts approach, we can teach a classic mathematics technique with low stress. We are providing the demonstration kit, a magnetic starter triangle and a simple straight edge (also magnetic) in sets of five as a door prize at this weekend’s Edcamp at Region 13, an UnConference for educators.  We hope that the educators who win the kits

The Teacher Laser Training Experience

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Something we’ve been enjoying since the summer is introducing teachers to laser cutters. Teachers are always being creative when making lesson plans so teaching them how to use a laser cutter gives them another resource to use in their creative endeavors. At the end of June, Abdulkarim presented to math teachers at the Math Teachers’ Circle of Austin. He invited

TEKSCon at San Antonio

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MathHappens branched out today by going to San Antonio, Texas. We were invited to show our math models at the TEKSCon Free Resource Showcase, where educators would be searching for resources they could implement into their schools. We set up at a round table so attendees could sit with us and chat about what MathHappens does. At the same time,

Breakthrough Intro Session

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We had a great time at Breakthrough Central Texas sharing some materials for the upcoming math day on the 19th. The photo summary is in a “form” so I hope you can see it. Its a great group of enthusiastic and talented teachers. Check it out by clicking through here for a review of the Breakthrough Central Texas Teacher Info

Pfun Times at Maker Pfest!

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We had a great time at Maker Pfest this past Saturday! The Pflugerville Public Library is a beautiful community space and we were pleased to see so many excited visitors at Maker Pfest. Abdulkarim and Arami, both part of the UTeach Maker program, staffed the event. Abdulkarim talked to visitors about the golden ratio calipers and how this ratio shows

We made some math – browse our collection here!

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We have been hard at work on our MathHappens Catalog! The document is not nearly done and is only an initial, rough draft of what we hope to design into a polished, published version we can have on the website and hand out as a physical copy.  We hope to provide these items to as many interested teachers and educators as