Real Places Conference Exhibit Table Math in Texas History

Lauren SiegelCommunity Partnerships, Conference Presentations, History Connections, Mathematical Artifacts, Museum, We think math is fun!Leave a Comment

We love having conversations about math and these were all about Texas history too!  The Texas History Center’s 8th annual Real Places Conference attracts museums of all kinds.  It was a great opportunity to share and showcase some of our land survey artifacts including a real Vara Chain, a 1/2 Gunter Chain, a document written by Robert Creuzbauer that explains both the Mexican and English systems that have been used to survey Texas.  We also explained partnerships with MathHappens to create math rooms which can be embedded in museums, nature centers, or cultural centers.  On hand were Elizabeth Lay, Jordan Varat, Melissa Wilkinson and Lauren Siegel.  If you are a museum interested in hosting a math room or just want some ideas for connecting math with Texas history please contact us!  

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