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

New Life Alliance Photos

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We are so pleased to receive photos from the various locations where New Life Alliance is hosting the math materials we provided.  The kids clubhouses in their residential buildings are meant to be an academic enrichment resource as well as a community gathering space.  These are our puzzle frames and 21st Century Pattern Blocks produced by Math for Love and

Take and Make: Shisima Game from Kenya for SE Branch Library

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SE Branch library invited us to participate in their event celebrating music from Kenya.  We found a new strategy game two player strategy game called Shisima that is related to tic-tac-toe, that originates from Kenya.  Melissa Wilkinson cut and made the design that Stefany Espinoza created.  Quan Nguyen and Marianne Villanueva brought the game to SE Branch, participated in some drumming and

Collaboration with the Maker-Ed Community: De-Sign Day by Ken Hawthorn

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Ken Hawthorn, educator and author of The Super Arduino Book who also writes about his teaching, new school and all things maker in collaborated with us by co-hosting in our MathHappens @ The Farmers Market program in summer 2022.  He created this event, De-Sign Day and invited MathHappens’ Staff to support the very first one held at one of

2022/2023 Projects, Sponsorships and Collaborations

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This list is both incomplete and growing, but we’ll continue to add and share.  We are interested in helping any organization interested in sponsoring programs, installations and events that bring mathematics to the public conversation, increase access to learning and provide more pathways to positive engagement and success in mathematics and STEM. This is a busy table runner!  And it represents

Partnerships: JRMF and Breakthrough Central Texas

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A benefit to collaboration is the sharing of success.  As a provider of supplementary mathematics learning experiences, we have been in contact with Breakthrough Central Texas, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary for many years.  This past year we were able to connect them with Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival Director Daniel Kline who provided opportunities for staff training and previews of

Take and Make: Scott Kim Block by Block Jr- SE Branch Library

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Whether in 1″ Maple, or 1/2″ pine, or 5″ cardboard, this block set known as Block by Block Jr. designed  by puzzle designer Scott Kim has multiple uses and offers a variety of ways to practice spacial skills, problem solving and just have fun together.   We highly recommend this activity for all ages.   We ordered 1000 block from a

Take and Make: Linkages Pop-up Card

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Its a Day of the Dead Celebration at SE Branch Library!  Kids were able to decorate and color a moveable candle.  Staffers Mason Chng and Stefany Espinoza were joined by Jackie Salazar and Branch Manager Irene Magana-Noverola at the SE Branch Library.  Video of the card moving. We cut the cardstock with the laser – a first for us and

What will you find at the Houston House of Math and our Outreach Events?

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Displays, interactive exhibits, logic challenges, building materials and new friends.  We hope you’ll come see your yourself.  For more information see the links on temporary page at or contact Sylvia at  Photos by Ben Duong. Houston House of Math is a Featured  Story on the Rice Universitity Mathematics Department Page.

Take and Make:Frames for 21st Century Pattern Blocks at Asmbly Makerspace in Austin TX

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Meet Art Zamora and Johnnie Perales, new partners who will be making 20 sets of frames for 21st Century Pattern Blocks. The blocks and the frames along with other math activities will be going to clubhouses for children who are residents in 18 low income housing complexes across Texas.  Sets of pattern blocks and frames will also go to 4