Thursday, February 16, 2012

Math Moves!: New Permanent Exhibit Opening at Durham's Museum of Life & Science

For those who thought they'd never have to think about algebra after completing the course in high school... it's time to think again. With its new Math Moves! permanent exhibit which opens Saturday, February 18, the Museum of Life & Science in Durham seeks to improve a child's understanding and appreciation of algebra later in life.

The exhibition, which focuses on ratio and proportion, will be part of a 3-year national study launching in 2012 and facilitated by the Center for Research in Mathematics and Science Education. The study will test the thesis that science centers can best help children prepare for algebra by providing rich, engaging, long-term environments and experiences that make math learning fun and rewarding. 

Another first for the Museum, the Math Moves! exhibit is offered in both English and Spanish and thus serves a greater proportion of the museum's visitor base. Designed for ages 6-12 and their families, Math Moves! is expected to be on display at the Museum for the next 3-5 years.

Durham is a great place for families to spend the day.  The 2012 Official Visitor & Relocation Guide is now available to help people plan their trip.  The Durham Convention & Visitors Bureau will send them to those who request them.

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