## MathHappens in Nature – Another great day!

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Nina and I met little people and big people, families and even a Boy Scout Troup on what turned out to be a math field trip from Houston.  They designed with tiles, created polygons and pizzas with hinged mirrors, and explored fractal patterns at the magnet board and by drawing and designing.  It was a great Saturday!

## Take and Make: Mirror Book

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Mirror Book Files  Make all the regular polygons using just this “book” and a straight line on paper. You can also make stars and intricate symmetrical designs using objects or pictures drawn on paper. Simply laser etch the wooden and acrylic pieces, hinge the two wooden pieces together with Gaffer Tape, and glue the acrylic mirrors to the inside of your

## MathHappens @ STEMScouts_ATX pilot program

We were really excited to provided a mirror reflection kit to STEMScoutsATX this fall.  The mobile classroom travels to area schools and offers students an opportunity to explore STEM topics.  Viyang Shah is working on some lego cars with square wheels and flower shaped wheels as our next mini exhibit. Here’s their twitter post with photo. Here’s the mobile classroom.

## Educator Night at The Thinkery

MathHappens Interns Josephine Sheng and Viyang Shah had the opportunity to try out an activity on Freese’s Dissections at The Thinkery’s Educator Night on October 17th, 2019. They had a great time interacting with educators in the Austin area and demonstrate to them how math can be approachable and fun. Some even said they’d leave their personalized puzzles at their

## Take and Make: Koch Fractals

Welcome to our inaugural Take and Make! With these posts, you will be able to access links with templates for some of our activities. You are invited to Take the idea and Make it your own. The examples shown below were made using 1/8″ baltic birch plywood, but you can also have fun making them out of paper or cardboard!

## Vallejo Fractal Fun.

This summer the fractal fun just won’t stop! We met Mychal Threets, the Children’s Librarian at the Solano County Library’s Springstowne Branch, when he visited our booth at the Bay Area Makersfaire. Mychal sometimes uses coloring sheets as a fun way to extend the time families spend in the library after his popular StoryTime. He told us he wanted to give

## Saturdays with MathHappens at the Austin Nature and Science Center

Reflections and Symmetry!