MathHappens 4 x @ The Austin Nature and Science Center

Lauren SiegelCommunity, Community Partnerships, Intern Experience, Nature & Science Center, Parks & Recreation2 Comments

A Human Sunclock! Installed adjacent to the pathway outside the visitor center, it only works if you are there to cast the shadown that tells the time. This one is set to CDT, its exactly one hour late at this time of year (December). A Math Vending Machine! In the visitor center is a trading desk where you can ask

It’s October and MathHappens in our Communities!

Lauren SiegelCommunity, Community Partnerships, Intern Experience, Museum, Nature & Science Center, We think math is fun!Leave a Comment

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

The Math Room: One Year at Austin Nature and Science Center

Lauren SiegelCommunity Partnerships, Field Trips, Intern Experience, Making Math, Nature & Science Center, Parks & Recreation, Sponsoring Mathematics Projects, Ways to like math, We think math is fun!Leave a Comment

On site in Austin to celebrate on Feb 18:  Teacher Julie Wu, MH Admin Melissa Wilkinson and Lauren Siegel; UT and UTeach students Ella Basken, Matt Hertel, Laura Choi and Quan Nguyen; Stefany Espinoza and Marianne Villanueva.  Matt has managed the room since June 2022. Putting a math room in a public place of play, learning and nature is a

MathHappens@Explora! Albuquerque, New Mexico

Lauren SiegelCommunity Partnerships, Museum, Nature & Science Center, Sponsoring Mathematics Projects, Ways to like math, We think math is fun!Leave a Comment

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

2022/2023 Projects, Sponsorships and Collaborations

Lauren SiegelCommunity Partnerships, Field Trips, Intern Experience, Library, Making Math, Museum, Nature & Science Center, Parks & Recreation, We think math is fun!Leave a Comment

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

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

Lauren SiegelCommunity Partnerships, Houston, Museum, Nature & Science Center, Sharing Ideas, Sponsoring Mathematics ProjectsLeave a Comment

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  www.houstonhouseofmath.org or contact Sylvia at math2thepoint@gmail.com.  Photos by Ben Duong. Houston House of Math is a Featured  Story on the Rice Universitity Mathematics Department Page.

MathHappens @ Austin Museum Day!

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Here’s a link to an interview I did this morning with CBS Austin’s Trevor Scott.  MathHappens Foundation is an active participant in the Austin museum community.  We have learned a lot in eight years of collaborations about the way museums approach storytelling, sharing knowledge and ideas with an intent to spark interest and start conversations.  

The Math Room at The Austin Nature and Science Center

Lauren SiegelCommunity Partnerships, Intern Experience, Nature & Science Center, Parks & Recreation, Sponsoring Mathematics Projects, Ways to like math, We think math is fun!Leave a Comment

We are located inside the visitors center at the Austin Nature and Science Center at 2389 Stratford Drive.  Admission is free every Saturday from 9 am – 3pm and Sunday from noon – 3pm Come by and take a look, or check out the 2022 Summer Summary here. Some items may change from week to week! More great photos from July

Mathematics Programs for the Community.

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We provided the Clifton Institute with some information and supplies for a Voronoi session for their mathematics program. Here’s the whole quote: People seemed to really love having a weekly series where they could come, listen to a 30-40 minute lecture, and then do a corresponding craft.  It was also a great insight into how strongly grading and judgement permeates

MathHappens at Austin Nature and Science Center Museum Day 2021

Josephine ShengCommunity Partnerships, Events, History Connections, Intern Experience, Making Math, Nature & Science Center, We think math is fun!Leave a Comment

This year at Austin Nature and Science Centers Museum Day, MathHappens hosted activities relating to Voronoi diagrams and Fibonacci numbers. Thank you to Austin Nature and Science Center staff for helping us prepare for this event and for everyone that came out to Museum Day! Steph Lee and Rashell Soria led the activities at our Voronoi Diagram table. Visitors got to