Take and Make: Parallel Ruler and Compass Rose

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In 2019, we brought our suite of Navigation Math to New York to share how we relate math to Texas History and the voyage of La Belle which is on exhibit at the Texas State History Museum.  Files to make our version of the Parallel Ruler are here.     Files to make our version of the Compass Rose are here.

Participants learned about Mercator Maps, how parallel rulers are useful to translate lines so that course headings can be related to a compass rose.  We built parallel rulers and designed compass roses and met a bunch of great math enthusiasts.  We might even come back to collaborate with John and the Skill Mill to do a program for a family night event at the Museum.  Sounds like fun!

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