AAAS-PD Conference at University of San Diego

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The American Association for the Advancement of Science – Pacific Division is a conference we’ve been interested in for several years.  In 2024,  our colleague Joan Horvath, who we’ve worked with at MakerFaire Los Angeles and other events invited us to participate in her session. Matt Hertel created a presentation to share the math room concept, where we are today

Family Math Expo

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Children's hands fill geometric frames with colorful pattern blocks.

We were invited to the Washington, D.C. Family Math Expo earlier this month. While we can’t travel everywhere and attend every math event (although we do admit that would be a ton of fun!), this seemed like a great opportunity to… Support some excellent work going on in a large and important school district, Play math with a large number

MathHappens @ SE Branch Library Luchadore Edition!

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For the past two years we have participated actively with our SE Branch library community by providing activities at events ranging form Cinco de Mayo celebrations, after school and summer programs, El Día de los Muertos, and holiday festivities of all kinds.  We also have been invited to author readings and this was a really fun one.  Dia de Los

Real Places Conference Exhibit Table Math in Texas History

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We love having conversations about math and these were all about Texas history too!  The Texas History Center’s 8th annual Real Places Conference attracts museums of all kinds.  It was a great opportunity to share and showcase some of our land survey artifacts including a real Vara Chain, a 1/2 Gunter Chain, a document written by Robert Creuzbauer that explains

MathHappens @ LBJ Wildflower Center Nature Nights

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Nature Nights are a series of family nights at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center.  Admission is free and the center is open from 6-9pm.  Families are invited to stroll the grounds, enjoy the courtyard activities and enjoy a taco or ice cream.  And they can do some mathematical puzzles!  Our take and make craft was a reversible flower. Lauren

MathHappens collaboration @ The Atlanta Science Festival

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Our partners for the booth were Geometiles and its founder Yana Mohanty who brought an amazing Olympic ring Geometiles sculpture and Professor Jason Harron of Kennesaw State University who made Pythagorean Theorem models and also brought an undergraduate with her Galton Board model. Lauren Siegel and Jordan Varat came for MathHappens with a variety of models, Infinity gum and other

Buda Library STEAMfest

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165 people of all ages were at the Buda Public Library on January 24 to celebrate Science, Technology, Art and Mathematics.  We had something for everyone at our tables.  Huston-Tillotson student and MathHappens intern Niela Williams did a great job facilitating and letting the community know about the free Math Room at ANSC.  We found out that the librarians in

Remote Intern Program: Summer and Fall 2023

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This summer, 5 interns participated in MathHappens projects remotely from Las Vegas, the Chicago area, Knox County, IL, and Lake County, IL. In September, we started our fall cohort with 4 interns in Irving, TX, Edmond, OK, Knoxville,TN, and Appleton, WI. We have interns who are studying or have studied: math, math education, business, data science, economics, computer science, and