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How Did the Artist Make a 3D Parabolic Curve?

  • September 9

A high school student from Greenhill School looks at selected artworks at the Museum of Geometric and MADI Art through the lens of Mathematics. What seems like a random and organic, but balanced shape actually has its origins in mathematics. Ronak shows us how this sculpture at the Museum of Geometric and MADI art is a product of graceful geometry. Note: the pen and paper example cited is actually a related geometric shape, the hyperbola. To learn more about the difference between a parabola and... CONTINUE READING

What is the speed of the water?

  • September 9

Ronald Kirk Bridge is a pedestrian bridge over the Trinity River in Dallas, connecting downtown Dallas and West Dallas. It is over 2,000 feet long and 60 feet wide. At the Ronald Kirk Bridge, the talkSTEM team found a natural whirlpool in the Trinity River. The video explores a strategy for estimating the speed of water. What other strategies could you use to measure the speed of a liquid? What about objects traveling through air instead of water? At talkSTEM, we know that math isn't always perf... CONTINUE READING

What is the weight of an ice rink?

  • September 9

Ronald Kirk Bridge is a pedestrian bridge over the Trinity River in Dallas, connecting downtown Dallas and West Dallas. It is over 2,000 feet long and 60 feet wide. What would happen if water froze on the middle of the Ron Kirk Bridge? Could we create an ice rink on this bridge? talkSTEM members explore this question and estimate how much weight an ice rink would add to the bridge.... CONTINUE READING

How do you compare shapes?

  • September 9

What is this oversized sculpture? How can we use science to appreciate this art piece and math to understand more about it? Visit Dallas City Hall Plaza and explore "The Dallas Piece" for yourself. This video was supported by City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs.... CONTINUE READING

How symmetrical is a Buckyball?

  • September 9

Join Dr. Glen Whitney, Founder of the National Museum of Mathematics, as you discover the most symmetrical object at NorthPark Center- the Buckyball! Learn how to determine how symmetrical a shape is, and what makes the Buckyball so special. This video was supported by NorthPark Center. Supplementary Activity Guides for this video to extend student learning for K-12 grade levels are freely available here: htt... CONTINUE READING

What patterns can you find?

  • September 9

Patterns can be found everywhere, including the hallway! talkSTEM joins faculty at St. Philips Academy in exploring the patterns in these colorful tiles. This video was supported by City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs.... CONTINUE READING

Is the pool circular?

  • September 9

How can you tell if an object is circular? We show you two methods for determining if an object could be a circle and invite you to try it out yourself! This video was supported by City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs.... CONTINUE READING