Visitors today created a butterfly puzzle that can stay at the ANSC. Each one made a butterfly piece and together they are a tribute to famous mathematician Marjorie Rice’s work on the tessellating pentagon problem. Its a great way to end our summer series! See you next summer!
Saturdays with MathHappens at the Austin Nature and Science Center: Golden Ratio
To build on the exhibit already in place at the Austin Nature and Science Center, visitors were able to stop by our table and make their own golden ratio calipers. Alongside this activity, guests were given the opportunity to color in their own golden ratio spiral, which could then be made into a necklace. This ratio (1: 1.618…) is present
# 3 MathHappens at Nature Nights at the LBJ Wildflower Center: Golden Ratio in Prairie Animals
Looking for the Golden Ratio in Prairie Animals, insects and even our own arm and hands. Over 115 visitors came by this evening.
What is it?!
Math Happens… just about everywhere. This is a very old hoof gauge that we found on a trip to Sheridan, Wyoming. It looks like good luck and math mixed together. The arm of the hoof gauge moves up and down. The arrow points to the measure. A healthy angle for a horse hoof is approximately 54º. Many experienced farriers know
Golden Ratio Exhibit for the Austin Nature and Science Center
We are getting closer to having finished exhibit pieces for the Austin Nature and Science Center! We need to add some elements, minimize and reduce signage and produce some “safety”calipers. Finding more Golden Ratio connections in the existing specimen collection.
Calipers for the Specimen Room Austin Nature and Science Center
Volunteer Charles Ahrens helps visitors appreciate the variety of critters, bones, skins and artifacts in the specimen room. MathHappens is pleased to provide him and the Nature Center a precision quality set of of Golden Ratio Calipers along with some wooden ones made by us for loaning to visitors. If you are interested in learning more about insects and all