It has been several days since I came back from the incredible Atlanta Science Festival, and I am still savoring the experience. The magnitude of the event is best conveyed by this graphic: I had the honor of being part of the booth hosted by Mathhappens Foundation, which has been “putting the M in STEM…

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# Category: Math Club

## Guest Blog by Mariana Levin, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Mathematics at Western Michigan U.

Meet Dr. Mariana Levin, Associate Professor of Mathematics, specializing in Mathematics Education, in the Department of Mathematics at Western Michigan University! Her research program in mathematical cognition centers around understanding and supporting K-16 students’ productive disciplinary engagement – broadly working towards an understanding of “What makes mathematics learning experiences meaningful to students?” and “How can…

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## Accidental Area Problem

Every summer, I participate in math photo challenge on Twitter. This week’s prompt was “area”; we were specifically instructed to “look for shapes made from one or more simple polygons or circles”. I found a very rich example right by the water fountain in the lobby of the San Diego Museum of Art. I was…

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## Introducing Mobies!

This story started with our desire to expand the capability of the Geometiles® to make transformable hinged constructions. In particular, we were interested in making flexagons using the equilateral and square Geometiles tiles. Flexagons are polygons typically made of paper, which can be folded to expose certain faces and hide others. They were invented by…

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