Reflections and Symmetry!
“Your x’s and zero’s, and algebraic formulae, are rattling in my head like nails in a bag.” Ouch! An except From the Earth to the Moon, an 1865 novel by Jules Verne. Spoofing the mind-breaking calculations needed to construct a cannon capable of shooting a crew to the Moon. Fortunately, MathHappens is not alone in wanting to rewrite this classic
Paola headed to Nature Nights to present math connections to Bee Genetics. Drones have one parent: a Queen, and Queens have two: a Drone and a Queen. When we make the family tree….SURPRISE! Fibonacci Numbers! Participants made their own Bee, tessellated butterflies and used the model to see how the bee genetics relates to Fibonacci’s rabbit problem.
What ages? All We brought 50 lbs of wood math activities to MakerFaire Bay Area and we brought home about 3lbs of unused materials. We really enjoyed the enthusiasm! Many thanks to UTeach Austin Makers Mao Leonard and Ben Duong and CalTeach Student Celeste Gonzalez as well as Berkeley Grad and MH Boardmember Alex Siegel.
We invited interns, staff, families, colleagues from UTeach, UT Math, MakeATX, AISD and from the Austin Musuem world. We had a food buffet upstairs and a math buffet downstairs including things we’ve collected and things we’ve made. Great conversations and a nice afternoon together. Thanks to Cliff Hill for coming to show us how throw those knives right! Thanks