Its open! MathHappens @ The Millenium Youth Entertainment Complex

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What and who is at the Millenium Math Area? MathHappens Team:  Alexa Hernandez-Lopez, Jaiden Suda, Kriti Magar, and Dayanara Renteria launched this space with mentor Matt Hertel.  All our staff are taking spots in the rotation. We also feature a carpet to play with a Jumbo Blocks Jr. set, a Julia Robinson Math Festival maze mat, optical illusions for photos,

Field Trip: Austin High Biomimicry Cross Curricular Program

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We had the pleasure of providing 3 of 6 rotations for this field trip for 150 students to the Austin Nature and Science Center.  Students are learning about biomimicry.  That is looking to strategies and physical formations in nature to develop ideas for engineering and invention in the man made world.  Station 1:  Voronoi Regions in turtle shells, dragonfly wings,

MathHappens @ Los Angeles Maker Faire

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April 1st, 2023 We staffed a booth at Maker Faire Los Angeles.  We brought some of our favorite models, activities and giveaways and we were also able to bring the brand new Hat Tile or Mono Tile newly discovered by an amateur mathematician. Intern Ella Basken made the trip and did an outstanding  job representing with the team.  Read Ella’s

2022/2023 Projects, Sponsorships and Collaborations

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This list is both incomplete and growing, but we’ll continue to add and share.  We are interested in helping any organization interested in sponsoring programs, installations and events that bring mathematics to the public conversation, increase access to learning and provide more pathways to positive engagement and success in mathematics and STEM. This is a busy table runner!  And it represents

More Collaborations: Madam Math Circle, Math Clubs and the Almaden Public Library

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Madam Math Circle is cofounded by Sheryl Hsu who completed a really great outreach project for the Alamden Quicksilver Mining Museum early this summer.  Sheryl has since requested some table materials and has take them to some local math circles with her colleagues at Madam Math which she cofounded.   The next stop will be the Almaden Public Library this

The Math Room at The Austin Nature and Science Center

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We are located inside the visitors center at the Austin Nature and Science Center at 2389 Stratford Drive.  Admission is free every Saturday from 9 am – 3pm and Sunday from noon – 3pm Come by and take a look, or check out the 2022 Summer Summary here. Some items may change from week to week! More great photos from July

Take and Make: Platonic Solids Coasters!

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Plain Platonic Solids are pretty cool – fun shapes, interesting properties from side type: triangle square and pentagons; number of edges; number of faces and more.  But they are also plain. Fall intern and UTeach Maker, Maddie Wallace took on the challenge to make some accessories that would create a way we can sort them, and match the objects to

FAB16 Conference: Making and Math

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Interns Saurav Gandhi and Anh Nguyen co-presented the “Making and Math” session at the FAB16 Conference. They presented several of the math models we have constructed over the years including Koch Fractals, Mini Unit Circles, and Curve Stitching.  Participants were shown how they can get creative with topics in Math by participating in making a Fractal Collage (see image gallery