## Geometric Shapes and Tools with Campers at STEM Santa FE

We took a “Maker” approach at STEM SantaFe’s camp this week.  Students experimented with different ways to make a moveable joint using a variety of materials:  balloon pieces, tin foil, brads, rubber band and even the wax paper bag the materials came in. Creative ideas included bending the brads to make tension, combining brads with balloons.  We also made 3

## 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

## Golden Ratio at Pioneer Farms

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Pioneer Farms presented the Golden Ratio to visitors along with information about prairie animals. From Claire Steffen:  I wanted to let you know that people really enjoyed learning about the golden ratio on Saturday. I had one woman remark– “I’m 42, how did I not know about this?” Another man was very interested and when we were done, went to

## Austin Nature and Science Center Caliper Status: Worn Out!

Worn out Golden Ratio Calipers means they were well used.  And that they lasted a couple of years.  So that’s great and we’ll bring them some more.

## 1:1, 1:2, 1:1.618 Calipers Explained!

Click Here to see Abdulkarim Bora, MathHappens Project Manager briefly explaining why we love proportional calipers!

## Production – Calipers for Math Teachers

This summer we are making math materials for teachers as well as museums.  These caliper kits are going to a math teacher who saw our presentation at a the UTeach conference.  She’s very excited to use them with her class this year.

## 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.