MathHappens @ Austin Museum Day – Pioneer Farms

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Stick Stock (Surveyors in Texas before Annexation to the U.S.), ca. 1845, oil on canvas, 14in. x 17 in. framed, Lent by Larry Sheerin, L.2012.2.3   MathHappens is sharing ways that a mathematical device, the survey Chain measurement system invented by Edmund Gunter in the 1600s impacted Texas history as we transitioned- only sort of — from the Mexican Vara

MathHappens @ Austin Museum Day – Texas Medical Association

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Mathematical Origami has applications in Medicine as well as space travel, fashion, and more.  We made Chompers today along with other mathematical origami structures including simple spirals and the Miuri Ora Map fold.  Photo Gallery coming! Resources and Info Several of our files for the 110 cardstock, laser etched designs we gave out on Museum Day are found here in

MathHappens @ Austin Museum Day – LBJ Wildflower Center

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Photo Gallery coming soon.  The Wildflower center is making giant bubbles for Museum Day, and when bubbles collide we get Voronoi Diagrams.  So we made an encore appearance with our microscope and dragonfly wing, pictures of giraffes, mud, turtle shells.  Participants will trace out the structure and then use that tracing to make a colorful faux stained glass art piece.

MathHappens @ Austin Museum Day – Neill-Cochran House

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Huge thank you to Neill-Cochran House for hosting MathHappens for another great Austin Museum Day.  Cupcakes, Square Root Spiral hand fans, pythagorean theorem, penrose step, chess, checkers, tic tac toe, this stop has it all!  Photo Gallery coming soon! Articles / Resources Making a square root spiral in paper or on paper can be fun.  Here’s a blog post that

MathHappens @ Austin Museum Day – ANSC

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We had an amazing time at Austin Nature and Science Center! Photo Gallery to come! At ANSC, we shared with the public ways to understand math through art. We brought out our tessellating pentagons and regular shapes (squares, rectangles, etc.) and invited the public to go through the history that brought us to the 15 irregular tessellating pentagons that we

Austin Museum Day Part 2: Harry Ransom Center

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MathHappens was happy to be back at the Harry Ransom Center for Austin Museum Day. Activities for the day were based on the Ransom Center’s Lewis Carroll collection. Our math activities included making your own secretly coded name tag using a cipher key based on Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. We had tangrams which could be rearranged to look like the

Austin Museum Day Part 1: Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

Lauren SiegelEvents, Nature & Science Center4 Comments

MathHappens started off Austin Museum Day bright and early by heading to the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. Visitors thoroughly enjoyed learning about the Golden Ratio and how it appears throughout the world around us. Visitors discovered the Golden Ratio on their arms, hands, in a hurricane, on an ant and zebra, and more! A popular make-and-take activity was coloring

Museum Day this Sunday!

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Austin Museum Day is coming up this Sunday, September 23rd! Click here to see our flyer for more details! We hope to see you there. Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center 4801 La Crosse Avenue, (512) 232-0100, www.wildflower.org MathHappens Activity Station (9-11am): Search for the Golden Ratio by the creek in the Family Garden. Neill-Cochran House Museum 2310 San Gabriel Street, (512)