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: Sierpinski Triangles

Previously we shared a Take and Make blog on Koch Fractals. We have another fractal shape for you called the Sierpinski triangle!  It has the overall structure of an equilateral triangle. This would be a good challenge for someone learning to use geometry software whether its design like Corel Draw or math like Geogebra.  We are using midpoints and we

Blank Fractals + Vallejo Library kids = mathematical creativity!

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

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

#2 Nature Nights @ Wildflower Center – Koch Fractals

Thursday June 13, 2019.  Enthusiasm for these fractal parts is amazing.  Something about the stages of the Koch Fractal inspires interest, excites the mind and inspires creativity.

MathHappens @ MakerFaire Bay Area 2019

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What ages?  All We brought 50 lbs of wood math activities to MakerFaire Bay Area and we brought home about 3lbs of unused materials.  We really enjoyed the enthusiasm!  Many thanks to UTeach Austin Makers Mao Leonard and Ben Duong and CalTeach Student Celeste Gonzalez as well as Berkeley Grad and MH Boardmember Alex Siegel.