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

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

Visiting Math Circles: Texas A & M

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Texas A & M University (TAMU) provides a robust math circle program for the community with approximately 50 student participants at three levels, Pre-Algebra, Algebra/Geometry and Algebra II and above.  We were pleased to be invited to provide the program on November 18, 2023. We started with some free play that included a balance scale with base 2 and base

It’s October and MathHappens in our Communities!

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The weekend of October 20, we were open at the Austin Nature and Science Center, and the Millennium Youth Entertainment Complex and provided math activities for Fall Fest for Friends of the Children, a mentorship program in Austin.  MathHappens @ Explora was open as well as MathHappens @ Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota. Working this weekend in all our various

MathHappens @ the Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota!

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Now open!  As of today, MathHappens has a math engagement/play space in the Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota.  This is a beautiful museum that contains original exhibits designed to connect to every day life in and around Mankato, MN.  From corn ears to play pigs, the museum provides the kind of hands-on play-based learning that we love.  Play spaces abound

Professional Development: Bullock Field Trip and Workshop Visit

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We had a great visit to the Pearl Street workshop and gallery today by professor Dawn Kidd, an Adjunct Instructor at Lamar University.  Her students are preservice teachers who will be teaching deaf and hard of hearing students.  They started with a workshop visit with Jordan where they learned how to make a heart – square- circle dissection model.  Ella

Colloquium Talk Texas State Math Camps

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It was an honor and a pleasure to give a colloquium address for the math campers at Texas Mathworks Honors Summer Math Camp on June 9 2023.  We brought the following items for each of the students with enough for camp staff as well.  In the talk we shared some of the ways we use these models for math outreach.

Teacher PD: Field Trip to the La Belle Exhibit

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We are excited to share the MathHappens @ The Bullock field trip collaboration with a cross disciplinary  (history and mathematics) teacher team from Killeen ISD.  As a history museum and home to La Belle, a French ship that sailed across the Atlantic in the 1600s landing in Matagora Bay off the Texas coast, The Bullock is a perfect place to

MathHappens@Explora! Albuquerque, New Mexico

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We are so happy to start this collaboration with Explora! in Albuquerque, NM.  Ishtar Rosario Medina, a student at University of New Mexico is coordinating this program and Queen Anderson also a student at UNM (rt below) is going to be a key facilitator. We were also honored to have the founder of CFEMAT, Dr. Hector Rosario at Explora hosting