TEKSCon at San Antonio

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MathHappens branched out today by going to San Antonio, Texas. We were invited to show our math models at the TEKSCon Free Resource Showcase, where educators would be searching for resources they could implement into their schools. We set up at a round table so attendees could sit with us and chat about what MathHappens does. At the same time,

Breakthrough Intro Session

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We had a great time at Breakthrough Central Texas sharing some materials for the upcoming math day on the 19th. The photo summary is in a “form” so I hope you can see it. Its a great group of enthusiastic and talented teachers. Check it out by clicking through here for a review of the Breakthrough Central Texas Teacher Info

Math and The Texas State History Museum

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We are excited to go to the Bullock today to present some of our current ideas and work to math teachers/department chairs. Handout 1 Math Connections to History Exhibits at the Bullock Handout 2 Displays, Artifacts, Books and Models We hope to help however we can to make these field trips and interdisciplinary opportunities a reality for students. Check out our setup

Dr. Jennifer Mann Austin checked into MakeATX to laser cut some wood!

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Dr. Jennifer Mann Austin came by the MakeATX laser shop today.  She’s already taken laser basics training class and is making some models for her University of Texas M302 math class for liberal arts majors and other non-math majors.  There’s a super cool Pythagorean Puzzle and she’s cutting some Golden Ratio Calipers and a few other goodies.

Fibonacci Numbers, Calculating The Golden Ratio with Sequences , Measuring with Proportional Calipers

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The PROGRAM GUIDES The Measurement Activities (Mr. Morales/ Mr. Ahrens).  In the planetarium We’ll have the giant calipers, the arm – wrist – hand proportional measurement tool, some pictures of various animals, the Hurricane Sandy Puzzle with its golden spiral, the Golden Ratio Hand Mirrors, and the calipers to give to each student.  Students will also visit the specimen room