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'MathAlive' exhibit shows math's roles in real life

  • The Wichita Eagle
  • Published Friday, Jan. 31, 2014, at 7:37 a.m.

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If you go

MathAlive

What: National touring exhibit demonstrating the use of math through hands-on stations

Where: Exploration Place, 300 N. McLean Blvd.

When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Museum is closed most Mondays except 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 17.

How much: regular Exploration Place admission: $9.50 for ages 12 to 64, $6 for ages 3 to 11, $8 for ages 65 and up, free for children 2 and under and for members.

Information: 316-660-0600 or exploration.org.

Yes, kids, math is used in real life – and you can see how in a national traveling exhibit opening Saturday at Exploration Place called “MathAlive.”

Forty hands-on stations within the exhibit will show math concepts at work in areas including sports, nature, robotics, music, dancing and movie-making.

Among the activities: a live-action snowboard race, controlling a Mars rover, designing and playing a video game, and capturing an image in a 360-degree freeze-motion video.

The exhibit will run for three months, through May 4.

Admission to the exhibit is free for members and included in Exploration Place admission: $9.50 for ages 12 to 64, $6 ages 3 to 11, $8 for ages 65 and up, free for children 2 and under.

Exploration Place also will be offering other events and education programs in concert with the exhibit to expand the understanding of how math is used in unexpected ways:

• MathCounts competition, featuring local students computing and competing in front of an audience, noon to 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the Boeing Dome Theater and Planetarium. Free.

• A Final Friday event featuring elementary-school artists, make-and-take creations and student musical performers, including the South High School Jazz Band, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 28. Free.

• Demos by local professionals during spring break, March 15 to March 23, who will show how they use math every day. Hours for that generally will be 1 to 4 p.m., and presenters will include master divers, meteorologists, engineers and graphic designers. Included in admission.

• Edventures for homeschool students.

Reach Annie Calovich at 316-268-6596 or acalovich@wichitaeagle.com. Follow her on Twitter: @anniecalovich.

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