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

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## Golden Ratio at Pioneer Farms

Pioneer Farms presented the Golden Ratio to visitors along with information about prairie animals. From Claire Steffen: I wanted to let you know that people really enjoyed learning about the golden ratio on Saturday. I had one woman remark– “I’m 42, how did I not know about this?” Another man was very interested and when we were done, went to

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## Survey Math and Methods at Pioneer Farms

Gunter chains, measurement tape, and an interactive scenario about unconventional survey methods.

## Calculate like its 1878 at Pioneer Farms

Pioneer Farms is pioneering integrating math into their regular programming.