MathHappens at the Library- Updated!

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We’ve sent materials to or provided activities at the  LA Public Library, Killeen Public Library, Buda Public Library, Santa Fe Public Library, Austin Central Library and most recently the Orange Public Library and we are going to do more.  Libraries are great because they are free, open and available to learners of all ages in the community, and you can come back and visit your favorite books, people and learning resources again and again.

What will appeal to library patrons young and old?  Let us know about your library community and we will select some items for you to try out.

Freedom Middle School in Georgia..

is putting their box of Math resources into use immediately.  They are also having a JRMF style math festival next week that we are supporting with some $ and enthusiasm!

From the media specialist at the library:

“Here are a few pictures of the kids and a staff member exploring the calendar puzzle and

Napier’s Bones (my 2 favorites)!”

Read the whole message and see some more pictures.

From the Orange Public Library, these are two successful picks.

From the librarian at the Woolworth Public Library in Jal, NM(3/23/22):

We received our box, and we are thrilled. We plan to use these resources for various programs and targeting all age groups. We’re thinking of using them for not only for our summer reading program but special programs for teens among others. We are so excited about the options for use. It’s hard to keep from wanting to “play” with the different individual parts of the box – even for an extremely math-challenged person like me! 😊 Thank you so much for allowing us the privilege of access to these great resources.

Joyce Pittam  Woolworth Community Library    PO Box 1249     100 E Utah Ave     Jal, NM 88252

March 8, 2022 Buda Public Library Hosted a STEAM fair.  What a great evening!

Ella Baskin and Marianne Villanueva and Lauren Siegel were on the MathHappens table team!  Kids had choice of creating a heart-box made from square and semicircle parts or to make a transformer that goes from Circle and Square to Heart and back again.  What do we notice – kids and adults were interested to see all the models we brought and to do the activity.

We left a MathHappens Square to Hexagon puzzle with librarian Caitlin Foley.



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