MathHappens collaboration @ The Atlanta Science Festival

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Our partners for the booth were Geometiles and its founder Yana Mohanty who brought an amazing Olympic ring Geometiles sculpture and Professor Jason Harron of Kennesaw State University who made Pythagorean Theorem models and also brought an undergraduate with her Galton Board model. Lauren Siegel and Jordan Varat came for MathHappens with a variety of models, Infinity gum and other

Take and Make: T-Puzzles

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The T-Puzzle is a very old puzzle and it comes in several versions.  In the version we made, the width and height are the same.   Jordan Varat cut a board with silhouettes  as puzzles that we will send to our math rooms in Austin, Mankato and Albuquerque.  Megan Do worked on the CAD files and created the printable silhouettes

Knots for Everyone! Math Teachers Circle of Austin visit Pearl St.

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We welcomed the Math Teacher’s Circle of Austin to our Austin location and workshop on Pearl Street Thursday September 28th.  They brought the food (BBQ) and we brought knots, and knot tiles.  The visit included a workshop tour that included 3d printing, laser cutting pythagorean dissections and more.  Thanks to Megan Do who designed the knot tiles, Ella Basken who

Make Education Forum 2023 Presentation: Avoiding scorch using two sided laser cutting.

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The first 3 puzzle pieces are cut from one side using the low speed and a high power needed to cut through 1/4″ plywood.  The black scorch has to be sanded or wiped away adding significantly to post laser treatments.    One approach if your laser is not cutting through is to run a second pass.  This results in more

Houston Science Festival: Mathematical Origami

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On September 10, Jordan Varat and Stefany Espinoza hosted a table at the Houston Science Festival , an event co-sponsored by Bridges to Science that has the tag line “Casa to College”, because it is a celebration of Hispanic culture and learning at home designed for home educated 5th-12th grade students and their parents. We are really pleased to contribute

2023 Construct 3d Conference Team: Ella Basken and Jordan Varat

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Update:  Ella Basken created this Presi slideshow of her conference experience.  Its great! At the Construct 3d 2023 conference in NY Ella and Jordan are presenting a variety of models and a poster about the use of these models to enhance mathematics education.  You can contact Ella at:  [email protected] and Jordan at: [email protected] Ella is our 3d print expert and

Partner Spotlight: Math Events using our Materials and Ideas

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We love partnerships that offer opportunities to learn to everyone! We are so pleased to have received an email and a link to a presentation about a math evening planned in part with our materials.  The organizer shared some ways she used our materials and we can see them in the slide show she created.      We highly recommend Blocks

Take and Make: First Versions of Hat Tiles and 21st Century Pattern Block Frames for Hat Tiles

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Here are the CAD files we have so far.  You should find AI, CorelDraw, SVG and EPS in these folders. We are not finished putting info on the puzzles, etc, so they are “drafts”.  Please help yourself: Hat Tile Frames for Pattern Blocks:  https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1ZjuZCc3k03KoHrcOjYicwiu5ZTaVfUB1?usp=sharing Hat Tile puzzle and/or  Print Sheet  https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/177BM6RlwbfdT-kX7dUzWYCxD8hpxH34g?usp=sharing Find links to other frames for 21st Century Pattern

2023 MathHappens @ STEM UT Girl Day!

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MVP Mason Chng and event dream team: Stefany Espinoza, Megan Do, Ella Basken, Laura Choi, Naila Hajiyeva spent the day on the 2nd floor of Wel on the University of Texas Campus for STEM Girl Day. Mason has been preparing the activity for Girl Day for months in and between our other projects, and the whole MathHappens Team pitched in.