Austin Museum Day Part 4: Neill-Cochran House Museum

Lauren SiegelEvents, MuseumLeave a Comment

One year later, MathHappens went back to the Neill-Cochran House Museum for Austin Museum Day! We were stationed at the Pythagorean Tables which are formed around a 3-4-5 triangle. On the 3-table, we had Tic-Tac-Toe; on the 4-table, we had chess/checkers; and on the 5-table we had vanilla and chocolate cupcakes. The cupcakes were used to display how square numbers

Nature and Numbers Exhibit Opening!

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We were so pleased to participate in the Nature and Science Center’s Opening of the Nature and Numbers Exhibit.  We brought our favorite Fibonacci and Golden Ratio activities, and a new Mirror Symmetry Art activity that was a big hit.  To see a program with some additional information, follow this link.   Team Photo – We had a great time.

Return to Oakwood Cemetery

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This year it was very chilly.  We updated our plumb lines so that we can color and decorate before we assemble them.  The nice folks at Save Austin Cemeteries set us up with a nifty table and tent and lots of snacks.      

Arbor Day at the Austin Nature and Science Center

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Wow –fuzzy photos!  But a great day doing math in the great outdoors.  Over 900 people attended Arbor Day on October 21st, 2017 Outside we presented the Fibonacci Tree model that shows how the sequence relates to tree branch growth, rabbit populations and bee genetics Inside at the specimen and trading room we shared calipers that help show the golden

Golden Ratio Materials arrived at NC Mecklenburg Parks and Recreation Education Department

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We are pleased to hear that the materials we made for the North Carolina’s Mecklenberg Department of Parks and Recreation have arrived safely.  We customized our caliper display with a North Carolina Crayfish, provided a set of Golden Ratio proportional calipers, Giant Calipers, the arm measure, zebra, ant, Golden Ratio mirrors with signage, and 1:1 and 1:2 calipers.  We are