Math Tours

Posts in this category represent “stops” or individual topics and demos that can be used in a math tour.

Dallas Arts District: One Arts Plaza

At this location, you can ask your participants to imagine that they were working on construction for this building, and that the panes of glass in the main grid of […]

Dallas Arts District: Booker T. Washington School Pegasus

Obviously for a walk in the Dallas Arts District, it’s important to highlight ways in which math and art interact with and enrich each other. One opportunity to do that […]

Dallas Arts District: Winspear Opera House louvers

This post is the first in a series detailing a large number of math tour stops designed for the walkSTEM tours of the Dallas Arts District. The tours begin at […]

Everyday Regular Pentagons

You might be doing a shape scavenger hunt and want to add the otherwise elusive regular pentagon to your list of shapes, or you may just want to ask what […]

Hyperbolas from Light Fixtures

When you see light from a fixture shining against a wall, you often observe some very clear, sharp curves as the boundaries between light and dark areas. Those curves are […]

Tours are Modular

A big bag of mathematical tricks will help create your own tours in virtually any context.

Dream a Theme

✹ You want the tour to gel into an experience for the participants. ✹ Distills and reinforces a “take-home message”. ✹ Helps to filter the myriad of ideas that you […]

Use the Built Environment

✷ Shows math is useful and that people use it to make our world a better place. ✷ Mathematical ideas are used so often for and in decoration and adornment. […]