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

Austin Museum Day Part 5: Austin Nature and Science Center

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We were enthused about being back at the Austin Nature and Science Center for Austin Museum Day! Activities included visiting the Human Sunclock, which unfortunately was not fully functional due to it being a cloudy day with only brief moments of sunlight. However, that didn’t stop people from going over and still visiting. Other activities were using navigational quadrants and

Austin Museum Day Part 1: Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

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MathHappens started off Austin Museum Day bright and early by heading to the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. Visitors thoroughly enjoyed learning about the Golden Ratio and how it appears throughout the world around us. Visitors discovered the Golden Ratio on their arms, hands, in a hurricane, on an ant and zebra, and more! A popular make-and-take activity was coloring

Nature and Numbers Exhibit Opening!

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We were so pleased to participate in the Nature and Science Center’s Opening of the Nature and Numbers Exhibit.  We brought our favorite Fibonacci and Golden Ratio activities, and a new Mirror Symmetry Art activity that was a big hit.  To see a program with some additional information, follow this link.   Team Photo – We had a great time.

Arbor Day at the Austin Nature and Science Center

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Wow –fuzzy photos!  But a great day doing math in the great outdoors.  Over 900 people attended Arbor Day on October 21st, 2017 Outside we presented the Fibonacci Tree model that shows how the sequence relates to tree branch growth, rabbit populations and bee genetics Inside at the specimen and trading room we shared calipers that help show the golden