Take and Make: Number Slider

Lauren SiegelMaking Math, Take and MakeLeave a Comment

This is a great project.  Viyang Shah shows how you can expand from just adding and subtracting.  Here are the files – Corel Version 17, Adobe Illustrated, and an SVG!  Please let us know if you have trouble with access.  Happy Making! First version by Paola Garcia.  Improvements and Cuisenairre adaptations based on suggestions from Jo Boalers facebook group YouCube

Austin Nature and Science Center Fall Fest Star Party

Lauren SiegelCommunity Partnerships, Events, Intern Experience, Nature & Science Center, Parks & Recreation, Ways to like math, We think math is fun!Leave a Comment

One person can make a real difference by bringing math into a family event at the Nature Center.  Emmie Chng was working solo with an enthusiastic gathering of families.  They learned how to make a plumbline, how to use a quadrant, how to make one at home and why we look to the north star to find latitude. Here’s the

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

Lauren SiegelCommunity Partnerships, Parks & RecreationLeave a Comment

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

Putting the “M” in STEM

Lauren SiegelMaking MathLeave a Comment

At the ISEA conference, Dr. Wesson handed out some nifty FOSS building kits. So I wrote up a math lesson to go with it. Its adaptable to any level of student and allows for some really cool and interesting questions. If you offer building projects to your students, you may want to try this spreadsheet activity. It will allow you