MathHappens @ STEMScouts_ATX pilot program

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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.

Museum Day this Sunday!

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Austin Museum Day is coming up this Sunday, September 23rd! Click here to see our flyer for more details! We hope to see you there. Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center 4801 La Crosse Avenue, (512) 232-0100, www.wildflower.org MathHappens Activity Station (9-11am): Search for the Golden Ratio by the creek in the Family Garden. Neill-Cochran House Museum 2310 San Gabriel Street, (512)

Dr. Jennifer Mann Austin checked into MakeATX to laser cut some wood!

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Dr. Jennifer Mann Austin came by the MakeATX laser shop today.  She’s already taken laser basics training class and is making some models for her University of Texas M302 math class for liberal arts majors and other non-math majors.  There’s a super cool Pythagorean Puzzle and she’s cutting some Golden Ratio Calipers and a few other goodies.

Austin Maker Faire 2017

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We got to talk with makers and math enthusiasts of all types, ages and interests.  Our showcase includes math made with 3d printers, epilog lasers, an iPad app, leather, and plain old paper.  Its fun to see it all together.  Our table included several kinds of calipers and golden ratio examples, Lewis Carroll exhibit activities, La Belle 1600s navigation tools, and the

AUSTIN ZOO Homeschool Day

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The Austin Zoo is a great place, and a great place to think about Math in Nature! We brought giant calipers with us that were designed to show proportions 1:1, 1:2 and 1: 1.618. Using our calipers we explored some physical manifestations of the Golden Mean. We also followed Fibonacci’s original instructions as we modeled the Rabbit Problem. The ratio