MathHappens Conversation Cart at the Texas State History Museum

Lauren SiegelHistory Connections, Intern Experience, Mathematical Artifacts, MuseumLeave a Comment

Quan Vuong and Samantha Trevino have been sharing some navigation innovations that allowed La Salle and other Explorers to cross to the new world with Bullock visitors on Tuesdays from 12 -3.  Today they are talking about Mercator Maps, the distortion that occurs when you project to a flat surface and also how the ships navigators used the sighting of

Mardi Nott Presents at AACTM

Lauren SiegelConference Presentations, Field Trips, Teacher Support & TrainingLeave a Comment

On Saturday, Mardi Nott presented about math field trips with MathHappens at the AACTM Winter Conference. AACTM stands for Austin Area Council of Teacher of Mathematics, which is affiliated with the National Council of Teacher of Mathematics (NCTM). Our presentation slides are available here. Mardi presented about field trips she has done to the Austin Nature and Science Center, Harry

Bullock Field Trip: Canyon Vista Middle School

Lauren SiegelField Trips, Making Math, MuseumLeave a Comment

We had a great time welcoming back Ms. Kathy Lennox and a new group of students from Canyon Vista Middle School. Most of our math and navigation field trip remains the same between high school and middle school students. However, some adjustments must be made due to the difference in math content taught in middle and high school. To read

Bullock Field Trip: Austin HS

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We had fun welcoming back Ms. Mardi Nott along with a new group of students from Austin High School. Their field trip consisted of touring the museum, including the La Belle exhibit, and spending time with MathHappens to learn about how navigation relates to mathematics. We had two groups of about 30 students, each for an hour. The students split

Math and The Texas State History Museum

Lauren SiegelMuseum, Teacher Support & TrainingLeave a Comment

We are excited to go to the Bullock today to present some of our current ideas and work to math teachers/department chairs. Handout 1 Math Connections to History Exhibits at the Bullock Handout 2 Displays, Artifacts, Books and Models We hope to help however we can to make these field trips and interdisciplinary opportunities a reality for students. Check out our setup