Tessellations! Gilbert Elementary Science Day

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Josephine Sheng, Paola Garcia and Cassandra Gonzalez at Science Day Tessellation puzzles are a great way to spend some time with some regular and irregular polygons and as a group make some beautiful puzzles.  These are going to stay at Gilbert Elementary in the library. And we got a nice note from the principal: Thank you so much for sending

MathHappens @ the Thinkery with Marjorie Rice Tessellating Pentagons

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We had a great time at the Thinkery’s Community Spotlight:  Women in STEAM.  Thanks to Halle Herzog, Kyla Kalugden and Cassandra Gonzalez.  We featured the irregular pentagon tilings and artistic butterfly stylings of Marjorie Rice. Marjorie Rice found 4 of the remaining 6 types that were still unidentified in 1975.  For this activity we looked at a number of shapes

Spiral of Theodorus – Relax with Math

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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

MakerFaire San Diego- a really fun time!

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This big guy was on TV last night.  He was right outside the Fleet Center where we set up. Looking forward to pursuing connections MathHappens made in with a new city.  We had a great time testing our idea for teaching math with an Ozobot.  Thanks Shane Hackworth for the ozobot and help at the booth.  Click here for video!

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