Take and Make: Hinged Parabola Stretcher

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Super simple and yet kind of cool.  You need a machine screw, a wing nut, some scrap wood about 4″x.5″,  and some stretchy elastic.  Directions and Files Here.  Check the video on Twitter to see how it moves. Article from American Mathematical Association here. Also if you don’t want to make from scratch, we could send you the parts.  Fill

Take and Make: Mirror Book

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Mirror Book Files  Make all the regular polygons using just this “book” and a straight line on paper. You can also make stars and intricate symmetrical designs using objects or pictures drawn on paper. Simply laser etch the wooden and acrylic pieces, hinge the two wooden pieces together with Gaffer Tape, and glue the acrylic mirrors to the inside of your

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

The Teacher Laser Training Experience

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Something we’ve been enjoying since the summer is introducing teachers to laser cutters. Teachers are always being creative when making lesson plans so teaching them how to use a laser cutter gives them another resource to use in their creative endeavors. At the end of June, Abdulkarim presented to math teachers at the Math Teachers’ Circle of Austin. He invited

Welcome Josephine Sheng!

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We are so glad to have Josephine Sheng working for MathHappens this spring.  She has already been on two site visits, presented to AISD District leaders and made some cool stuff!  Here are just a few photos, we need more : )      

What we did last summer!

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  Major accomplishments Summer 2017: Maker Faire – large public event, large number of interactions. Delivered Seminars/Conference Sessions:  UTeach Alumni Conference – Playground and Presentation, at Texas State History Museum:  Delivered Seminar for Social Studies Teachers, Seminar for AISD Math Teachers, Gained a spot on the Bullock’s guide for  Museum Programming options Math Circle Seminar for MS Teachers – assist UT