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#Mathfinder Festival 2022 | Running April – Labor Day

Welcome to the Festival!

talkSTEM is proud to have worked with Southern Methodist University (SMU) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) to make #Mathfinder a reality! Did you know that April is Math Awareness Month?  Let’s show our youth that each of them is a math person and that math is alive and kicking in their favorite places and activities from sports to dance, from playgrounds to downtown! We’re excited to show off all the ways you can find math in the world around you.  To learn more about our Mathfinder project, click the button to the right.

We’ve organized many fun activities across our partner sites, which you can easily access below. As you engage with the various Mathfinder activities, keep track of what you’ve found by clicking the sheet below and printing a copy!

Take A Trip!

Take a Math Walk – Make it virtual, in-person or mix it up!

Links to the Math Walks you can take as part of our Mathfinder activities are listed below. Remember to download and print the activity guide so you can keep track of your travels!

Dallas Museum of Art


Join Dr Whitney, founder of moMath, what countries only math museum in New York, as he looks at the gorgeous artwork outside the front doors of the museum through his math lens. 
Take a math walk at the DMA using the guide here!

SMU


Take a math walk at the SMU campus…
using our video guides on YouTube
in person using the Otocast mobile app,
or a combination of both!

Dallas Arboretum


Take a math walk at the Dallas
Arboretum…
using our video guides on YouTube
• in person using the Otocast mobile app
,
or a combination of both!

Dallas Zoo


Take a math walk at the Dallas Zoo
using our video guides on YouTube,
in person using the Otocast mobile app,
or a combination of both!

Twelve Hills Nature Center


Take a math walk at the Twelve Hills Nature Center using the guide here!
Stops 2, 3, 5, and 7 are especially math-focused!

St. Philip’s School
and Community Center


Take a math walk at the St. Philip’s School
and Community Center…
using our video guides on YouTube,
in person using the Otocast mobile app,
or a combination of both!

Frontiers of Flight
Museum


Take a math walk at the Frontiers of
Flight Museum…
using our video guides on YouTube,
in person using the Otocast mobile app,
or a combination of both!

Girl Scouts of
Northeast Texas


Take a walk with the Girl
Scouts of Northeast Texas…
using our video guides on YouTube,
in person using the Otocast mobile app,
or a combination of both!

 A number of our activities involve app-based, GPS-enabled tours created through our partnership with Otocast, an app-based audio and visual tour platform, making our content more accessible than ever! To access these, simply download Otocast from the App Store or Google Play and search for “walkSTEM” when browsing tours within the app. When using Otocast, tour-takers can also earn virtual badges, view photos, and get directions to the next tour stop. To view our guide to engaging with walkSTEM content on Otocast, click here.

To view a guide to all our Dallas walkSTEM programs click here!

¡Para ver una guía de todos nuestros programas walkSTEM, haga clic aquí!

We are grateful to the Toyota Organization for the Development of Latinos (TODOS) for translating this resource.

Many thanks to the partner sites who are participating in the Mathfinder Festival. Be sure to visit our partners by clicking on them below!

Questions? Email koshi@talkstem.org for more information

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant DRL 2115393. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation

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