MathHappens in the Newspaper: The Austin Chronicle

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We need more math where people can find it, play with it, and enjoy it.  We are very excited to have Tangrams in this weeks’ Austin Chronicle and very excited for the next nine entries.  Elizabeth Wrightsman is heading our newspaper project and we are all contributing with ideas, layouts, and landing pages (accessible from QR codes) for additional activities.

Public Math Provokes Math Thinking in Unexpected Places

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Here’s another great organization dedicated to getting the math out to the people, Public Math at https://www.public-math.org.  They have just issued an annual report that is full of fun and interesting ways you can share math in public, and it lists all the great people doing this work with them.  These projects, like the postcard project or the math vending

Mathematics in the Community – 2017 Hydration Station

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How can educator forge better relationships with their community?  This is a great example of reaching out to the community, providing useful information and showing how some calculations can be important in our day to day life.  In fall 2017 Amy Gross decorated a table, created a display of information, shared her hydration tracking system and samples of fruit infused

Special Delivery III: Supplies for Austin Voices HopeFest Resource Fair & Food Distribution

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Jose Carrasco and Austin Voices organized this year’s event.  We really appreciate the opportunity to contribute and double stars to the volunteers who assembled kits putting together graph paper books, scissors, and colored pencils.  Also included were some Tangrams to cut out and play with, and Michelle Tat’s Mathematics Fairy Tale in English and Spanish.

Austin Museum Day 2020

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Austin Museum Day is going to feature an all day program on facebook plus virtual offerings you can access anytime and there are a number of Austin locations that will be open to visit! Check out the Schedule! MathHappens is staying virtual this year, but we are starting a new list of great ways to think about math connections at

Joyful Math Jamboree August 31.

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It was a pleasure to present to the Joyful Math Jamboree.  We updated our presentation on the Tessellating Pentagon Story which you can access here. We also made (for the first time) some ok Geogebra Activities with our versions of the files.  You can find the activities here.  These are some of the creative tessellation our group completed.   In