Post-Field-Trip Fun at International High School

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We had lots of fun taking our math activities to International High School. The premise: About 150 students went on a field trip while all the other students were taking their STAAR test. However, the field trip was only about a half-day. So our job was to bring math activities to give the students something to do while they spent

Cedar Creek Elementary STEAM Event!

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  We don’t normally go into schools for regular programming, but this was a special event and almost like an in school field trip with lots of rotations.  We brought activities for 2nd graders, 3rd graders and 4th graders.  3rd graders explored designing with mirror books, 2nd graders worked with Koch fractals and Golden Ratio tiles and the 4th graders

An Interactive Cross Disciplinary Mathematics Museum for Austin!

Lauren SiegelCommunity Partnerships, Museum, Teacher Support & Training, Ways to like math, We think math is fun!3 Comments

Let’s continue the tradition of service to education, support our students and learners of all ages in mathematics by offering  free learning resources to the Austin community, support cross disciplinary programs, create and use hands on interactive models. A great opportunity is on the table. The Pease School opened in 1876 and served Austin as an elementary school for 144

Resource List for Museum Next

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Options for Adding Mathematics connections: Labels on exhibits * Live demonstrations* Make and Take activities  * Field Trip programs *  Family  Activity Area ideas   * sculptures and installations. Resource List for Web and in person Mathematics  Web and in person:  Some organizations who work with museums and in public arenas to provide Mathematics Performances, Events and Experiences. Email addresses will

New audience. Old artifacts.

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If you are a fan of museums, then you have seen something like this object before… probably dozens of times.  This impressive artifact is a nocturnal from La Belle and it can be used to tell time at night by the positions of the stars. As historic artifacts and symbols of exploration and discovery, navigation tools like this one spark

Spring 2020 Newsletter

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Spring 2020 Newsletter Upcoming events, general information, and more MathHappens in Nature We are excited to announce the start of a new program in partnership with the Austin Nature and Science Center. This new weekly program will be every Saturday from 10am-2pm. Check out our Facebook page for more event information.   Hot Science Cool Talks Come check out MathHappens

2020 Real Places Conference!

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  Elizabeth Lay, our math in history expert anchored our exhibit table and Claire Steffens, Director of Experience for Pioneer Farms co-presented with MathHappens Foundation Director Lauren Siegel.  Go Team!  We had a great time. Some links and information: We learned to use laser cutters at Austins own laser coop:  MakeATX For a short and informative  explanation of Golden Calipers

A great experience guest lecturing at UTeach

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I really enjoyed the opportunity to guest lecture at Megan Raby’s Perspectives class this week. The class is all about relating history to math and science.  Michelle Tat came with and we ran through the Navigation Field trip activities we created for the La Belle Exhibit at the Texas State History Museum.  Alex Li also came to assist the afternoon

Mardi Nott Presents at AACTM

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On Saturday, Mardi Nott presented about math field trips with MathHappens at the AACTM Winter Conference. AACTM stands for Austin Area Council of Teacher of Mathematics, which is affiliated with the National Council of Teacher of Mathematics (NCTM). Our presentation slides are available here. Mardi presented about field trips she has done to the Austin Nature and Science Center, Harry