Pop up Math at Austin’s Central Library

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Exhibiting a Globular Map, an “Innovative” Mercator Map (1500s) and a Modern Map to show the way maps changed over time for purposes of navigation.  The Globe shows us the true proportions of the continents, and the 3d printed Stereographic shell shows how translating a sphere to a flat surface can cause the kinds of distortions the Mercator map.  Ben,

Human Sunclock Looking Good!

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Exhibits Director Josh Ransom sent some wonderful progress pictures showing the improvements they are making to the human sunclock at the Austin Nature and Science Center.  Its a great place to visit on a field trip and initiate discussions and activities about geometries of sunlight striking a spherical earth.

Museum Day this Sunday!

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Austin Museum Day is coming up this Sunday, September 23rd! Click here to see our flyer for more details! We hope to see you there. Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center 4801 La Crosse Avenue, (512) 232-0100, www.wildflower.org MathHappens Activity Station (9-11am): Search for the Golden Ratio by the creek in the Family Garden. Neill-Cochran House Museum 2310 San Gabriel Street, (512)

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,

Big Week!

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This week is a big week for MathHappens. On Tuesday, we will be presenting a session at the AISD Language Arts & Social Studies Institute.  Our session is titled “Connecting Language Arts and Social Studies with Mathematics.” We’ll be talking about the Vitruvian Men, Gulliver’s Travels, navigation tools, and our field trip offerings, all of which relate to mathematics. We’ll

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

Heading to Noyce Summit

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Abdulkarim Bora, UTeach Maker Teaching Fellow and Noyce Scholar, is heading to Washington, D.C. for the Noyce Summit. He will be presenting with Dr. Shelly Rodriguez, UTeach Maker Director, and another UTeach Maker Teaching Fellow, Kyle Albernaz. He is also taking some interactive MathHappens materials with him to hand out to conference attendees! What will they be receiving? Find out

Amazing Unusual Math Games

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MathHappens at the Bullock featured a game area on the 2nd floor balcony with an array of unusual math games along with the cannon ball stacking and mirror activity. If you’d like to find an unusual, interesting, fun and math oriented game, check these out! The document contains links on where to get the games and pictures as well