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How tall are the flagpoles?

  • September 9

Towering over Dallas City Hall Plaza are 3 flag poles. How do we use similar triangles and shadows to determine their height? This video was supported by City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs.... CONTINUE READING

Using arrays, how many windows are there?

  • September 9

What's the best way to figure out the number of windows on the Texas School Book Depository? Math, of course! Watch the video to see how we applied the concept of arrays to answer this question. This video was supported by City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs.... CONTINUE READING

How can we measure arches and lines?

  • September 9

Over 7 million people visit the West End Historic District every year! What if they all stood in line to visit? What would that look like? We use math to help us understand this gargantuan number! This video was supported by City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs.... 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

How many people can fit in the gym?

  • September 9

St. Philip's Academy teachers use math to verify or refute the claim that 300 billion people attended a recent basketball game. This video was supported by City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs.... CONTINUE READING

What’s the farthest distance between 2 points on the map?

  • September 9

Does it ever seem like you parked at a store that is farthest away from the store you want? Join Dr. Glen Whitney, Founder of the National Museum of Mathematics, as you discover how to determine what the farthest points are within NorthPark Center. 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:... CONTINUE READING

What is the golden ratio?

  • September 9

A high school student at Hockaday School created a campus STEM walk for elementary students to enjoy. In this walk stop she explores the golden ratio that she sees in the dance studio on campus.... CONTINUE READING

What’s the distance around the mall?

  • September 9

If you walked around the whole NorthPark Center, how far would you have walked? Join Dr. Glen Whitney, Founder of the National Museum of Mathematics, as you discover how to estimate how far you've traveled using a map. 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: https://talkstem.org/talks... CONTINUE READING

How tall is the sculpture?

  • September 9

A high school student at Hockaday School created a campus STEM walk for elementary students to enjoy. In this walk stop, she stops at a tall sculpture that contains glass shapes created by Hockaday students and invites us to estimate the height of the sculpture and also to estimate the total number of glass shapes on the sculpture using some math detective work!... CONTINUE READING

What’s the biggest store?

  • September 9

Join Dr. Glen Whitney, Founder of the National Museum of Mathematics, as you discover how to best estimate which store is largest, given a map. 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: https://talkstem.org/talkstem-activity-guides/... CONTINUE READING