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 System to the English/American system.  For information, teaching connections and more, see our previous blog entry called “You can work for the Survey Office”

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