MathHappens @ Austin Museum Day- You are Invited!

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In this photo Ximena Mercado Garcia has items from each Museum Day math station on the table to share with Univision and their viewers.

Las matemáticas también pueden ser divertidas. ¡Únete y descúbrelo tu mismo!

Sarah Bacca is sending this note with all the details to teachers, principals and schools.  We hope everyone gets the word!

Dear Math Enthusiasts,     

Austin Museum Day is September 22!  

Museums are free, Cap Metro has free passes and the MathHappens Foundation has a special program.

In collaboration with University of Texas interns and students from the UTeach Program and the UT Math department, MathHappens is presenting six math stations on Museum Day.  We’d like to invite you, your math teachers and students to enjoy some special hands-on math activities like:

 * design with tessellating pentagons * discover the new field of mathematical origami used by space engineers and medical device designers * see the beauty of Voronoi diagrams in bubbles and dragonfly wings * make connections between math and Texas History * fold a square root fan*

This is a great opportunity to offer extra credit to students visiting these unique interactive exhibits or for teachers to take new ideas back to their classrooms.  Its a great opportunity to talk with some students in university math programs and teachers in training about some really interesting math.

Only on Museum Day, only in Austin – see hours and locations below. 

We hope to see you there!

Museum Day Math Program:

Austin Nature and Science Center

2389 Stratford Drive, (512) 974-3888,

MathHappens Activity Station (1-4pm): Enjoy creating unique patterns with regular tessellating shapes and irregular tessellating shapes. 

Bullock Texas State History Museum

1800 Congress Ave. Austin, (512) 936- 4036,

MathHappens Activity Station (12-3pm): Learn about the origami techniques engineers use in space technology. 

Jourdan-Bachman Pioneer Farms

10621 Pioneer Farms Drive, (512) 837- 1215,

MathHappens Activity Station (11am-2pm): Use artifacts and methods of land surveying used in the early history of Texas and create your own mini land survey wheel. 

Neill-Cochran House Museum

2310 San Gabriel Street, (512) 478-2335,

MathHappens Activity Station (12-4pm): Use paper folding techniques to create your own fan made of square roots. 

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

4801 La Crosse Avenue,(512) 232-0100, 

MathHappens Activity Station (9am-1pm): Discover how the math of colliding bubbles show up in dragonfly wings, natural structures, and the stained-glass art you’ll make. 

Robert G. Mickey History of Medicine Gallery at Texas Medical Association

401 W. 15th Street, (800) 880-1300, 

MathHappens Activity Station (12-4pm): Create your own chomper and discover why it’s might be really useful in medicine. 


Sarah Baca — Math Communicator


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