TAG Field Trip Austin Nature and Science Center

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This group surprised us!  These 5th graders worked on a voronoi map, observed voronoi patterns in a microscope and on animals and participated in a lively discussion on cholera and epidemiology.  When we got to the iPad demo of circles colliding one young man watching the patterns emerge from colliding circles said “this is so satisfying”. With overcast skies, we

Art. Math. Tessellations.

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Finding the “M” in STEAM! Parents at Bird Rock Elementary in La Jolla, California partnered with MathHappens to include hands-on math and art activities as part of their STEAM Fest 2019. S.T.E.A.M. …Bird Rock Elementary has ALL the lettters! Tessellating polygons are fun to arrange in freehand tiling patterns or puzzling into wooden frames. You can find art in math…

Enthusiasm for Math at the Austin Central Library Kids Block Party!

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If you ever wondered if families, adults, kids, teens would be interested in some math on a Saturday, this should answer your question.  We brought Tessellations, and in particular some designed with Marjorie Rice’s discoveries and we also featured Lewis Carroll’s puzzles, tangrams and cipher codes.  MH team:  Kyla Kalugdan, Josephine Sheng and Lauren Siegel, and special thanks to our

Tree Measuring at the Buda Public Library

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Michelle, Paola and Kyla headed out to the Buda Public Library Spring Fling April 14 to measure a special tree.  Consensus says its 13 feet tall.  Participants learned to use a quadrant and landscape measuring tape to set up their calculation.  They also made plumb line necklaces.  Thanks to the City of Buda and youth librarian Caitlin Foley!

MathHappens Conversation Cart at the Texas State History Museum

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Quan Vuong and Samantha Trevino have been sharing some navigation innovations that allowed La Salle and other Explorers to cross to the new world with Bullock visitors on Tuesdays from 12 -3.  Today they are talking about Mercator Maps, the distortion that occurs when you project to a flat surface and also how the ships navigators used the sighting of

Killeen Brain Blast

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We were invited to bring some Math to Killeen Texas on Saturday March 9th and we brought a lot!  See the Program guide Michelle made.  You can also follow links in the guide to some quickie videos that explain the math activities and models we took with us to Killeen. MathHappens staff for this event included Quan Vuong, Alex Li,