Blank Fractals + Vallejo Library kids = mathematical creativity!

Lauren SiegelCommunity Partnerships, Library, Ways to like math, We think math is fun!Leave a Comment

We cropped out two more kiddos, but this one in the middle who is too busy working to lookup for photo kind of says it all.  What a great note as well.  Libraries are a wonderful place to play with some math. Greetings to you both, I hope you’re both doing wonderful. This week we’ve been doing art projects with

Tessellations! Gilbert Elementary Science Day

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Josephine Sheng, Paola Garcia and Cassandra Gonzalez at Science Day Tessellation puzzles are a great way to spend some time with some regular and irregular polygons and as a group make some beautiful puzzles.  These are going to stay at Gilbert Elementary in the library. And we got a nice note from the principal: Thank you so much for sending

Spiral of Theodorus – Relax with Math

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Using an arts and crafts approach, we can teach a classic mathematics technique with low stress. We are providing the demonstration kit, a magnetic starter triangle and a simple straight edge (also magnetic) in sets of five as a door prize at this weekend’s Edcamp at Region 13, an UnConference for educators.  We hope that the educators who win the kits

Comments on conference sessions and field trips.

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We have been presenting at conferences, providing programming for math field trips, sending out math materials and collaborating with museums! I can’t thank you enough for the items you made for me through MathHappens. If you are still making items I have a big list. I have several in-service teachers willing to write grants to get classroom sets if you

Ramping up for Fall

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Great happenings for this fall! Number one on the list is assignment of Krystal Rankhorn of UTeach to work with us via the internship program. I was at the Oakwood Cemetery last year for the Murder, Mayhem and Misadventure event. There was a cool wooden plumb line with a skull attached to it that was part of a demonstration. I