15 Tessellating Pentagons Project

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We are very excited to have our first batch of all 15 Pentagons!  Thanks to Parker Dewey intern Jason Gorst for having this idea back in January.  We have since celebrated Marjorie Rice and her contribution to the pentagon project, and it inspired a whole series on tessellation that we have brought to schools, the library, the Thinkery, the Nature

Enthusiasm for Math at the Austin Central Library Kids Block Party!

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If you ever wondered if families, adults, kids, teens would be interested in some math on a Saturday, this should answer your question.  We brought Tessellations, and in particular some designed with Marjorie Rice’s discoveries and we also featured Lewis Carroll’s puzzles, tangrams and cipher codes.  MH team:  Kyla Kalugdan, Josephine Sheng and Lauren Siegel, and special thanks to our

Pflugerville MS Science Night

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Photos not coming soon!  Cassandra, Kyla, Alex and I were going to be at Pflugerville MS with Lewis Carroll Puzzles, the amazing Mental Logs, and an Ozobot demonstration and activity, but the event has been postponed : (.  You can still Click through here to see the  activities we were going to be bringing. We are trying to get more information,

Alice in Wonderland Show Open!!

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The collection on display at the Ransom Center is truly impressive. With a variety of interpretations and publications of the Alice book, as well as other materials owned by Carroll. We are happy to say that we helped develop the activities area devoted to mathematical activities, games and puzzles. That area includes giant Tangrams made by the laser wizards at