Take and Make Proportional Calipers and Golden Ratio

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If you want to check Baby Yoda among other structures real and imagined for proportions, especially the Golden Ratio, get these files for Corel Draw, or Adobe Illustrated or there’s an  SVG.  Let us know if you need a different format or other help and we’ll see what we can do.  We use baltic birch 1/4″ thick.  You can adjust

MathHappens @ MoMath and A Great Evening in NY City.

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We had a great evening with the MoMath Family Friday Audience with well over 100 people!  Tessellating abounded. This display of Michelle Tat’s creative interpretations of the fifteen pentagons was very popular for photos after our talk!  Did you notice the #1 tiling for the 40x 70″ display?  We made a template you can laser cut and then trace. Our

Austin Nature and Science Center Fall Fest Star Party

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One person can make a real difference by bringing math into a family event at the Nature Center.  Emmie Chng was working solo with an enthusiastic gathering of families.  They learned how to make a plumbline, how to use a quadrant, how to make one at home and why we look to the north star to find latitude. Here’s the

Hot Science, Cool Talks

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  MathHappens had a blast tabling for the Hot Science Cool Talks event at UT Austin. As the talk related to space, we folded origami to show the mathematical origami techniques that engineers use in space technology!

A 119 Year Quest to Understand Tessellating, Convex, Irregular Pentagons

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The idea for MathHappens to work with tessellating pentagons originated from intern Jason Gorst’s suggestions for future projects on his final report. A tessellation describes an arrangement of shapes that tiles a plane with no gaps or overlaps.The challenge of finding all possible tessellating pentagons was issued in 1900 by David Hilbert at the International Congress of Mathematicians in Paris

MathHappens @ Austin Museum Day – Pioneer Farms

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Stick Stock (Surveyors in Texas before Annexation to the U.S.), ca. 1845, oil on canvas, 14in. x 17 in. framed, Lent by Larry Sheerin, L.2012.2.3   MathHappens is sharing ways that a mathematical device, the survey Chain measurement system invented by Edmund Gunter in the 1600s impacted Texas history as we transitioned- only sort of — from the Mexican Vara

MathHappens @ Austin Museum Day – Texas Medical Association

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Mathematical Origami has applications in Medicine as well as space travel, fashion, and more.  We made Chompers today along with other mathematical origami structures including simple spirals and the Miuri Ora Map fold.  Photo Gallery coming! Resources and Info Several of our files for the 110 cardstock, laser etched designs we gave out on Museum Day are found here in

MathHappens @ Austin Museum Day – LBJ Wildflower Center

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Photo Gallery coming soon.  The Wildflower center is making giant bubbles for Museum Day, and when bubbles collide we get Voronoi Diagrams.  So we made an encore appearance with our microscope and dragonfly wing, pictures of giraffes, mud, turtle shells.  Participants will trace out the structure and then use that tracing to make a colorful faux stained glass art piece.

MathHappens @ Austin Museum Day – Neill-Cochran House

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Huge thank you to Neill-Cochran House for hosting MathHappens for another great Austin Museum Day.  Cupcakes, Square Root Spiral hand fans, pythagorean theorem, penrose step, chess, checkers, tic tac toe, this stop has it all!  Photo Gallery coming soon! Articles / Resources Making a square root spiral in paper or on paper can be fun.  Here’s a blog post that