Folds and Fractions

January 20, 2022

Education

U of A Professor Wins Prize For Math Lesson

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The National Museum of Mathematics (MoMath) awarded a first place prize to a professor of mathematics at the University of Arkansas for a specific teaching lesson. 

  • Engagement: MoMath has an annual prize called the Rosenthal Prize for Innovation and Inspiration in Math Teaching to bolster creativity and engagement in the classroom. Along with the first place award, the U of A professor received a $25k cash prize. 
  • Folding: Professors around the world submitted more than 100 lessons to the math museum for the Rosenthal Prize. The winning submission from the Fayetteville professor is a lesson on symmetry where students create “tiles” to fold symmetrically to then place together and create something similar to wallpaper. 

For more information, click HERE

Sponsored by Fox Trail Distillery

Local Distillery Offering Free Tours & Tastings to NWA Daily Subscribers

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We’ve got some great news concerning one of your favorite, local state-of-the-art distilleries. 

  • Experience: Fox Trail Distillery distills, ages, and bottles small-batch spirits in Rogers, and is the first of its kind in Northwest Arkansas. They're inviting Subscribers to a private tasting and tour for free from now until the end of February. Offered Fri-Sat evenings, tours are capped at 10 people. 
  • On the tour: Reserve your time and with a new seasonal cocktail in hand, learn about how each unique and Ozark inspired Fox Trail spirit is produced, the Distillery's future plans, and enjoy a guided tasting flight of either their spirits or whiskey (Ages 21+). 

Read more about how to unlock your free tour and tasting HERE! Use promotion code "NWADaily" at checkout.

Community

New Fayetteville Trail Bridge Complete

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Thanks to request from residents in West Fayetteville, there is a new multi-use bridge connecting folks between Mount Comfort and Wedington Drive.

  • Better trails: Yesterday the City of Fayetteville completed the Hamestring Creek Trail Bridge in West Fayetteville. It is near W. Marigold Dr and W. Woodridge Dr, south of Mount Comfort Rd. The bridge itself added 700ft to the multi-use trail system in Fayetteville. 
  • Re-route: Before the connector, residents in nearby neighborhoods had to cross I-49 or use a capped sewer line, an option which would be eliminated in high water, to access the city trails. Now hundreds of residents can have access to the Razorback Greenway and other Fayetteville trails with ease and safety

Click HERE for to see the map and new connector. 

Business

Students Complete Consultation For B-Corps Certification

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A group of MBA and doctoral level graduate students known as the People, Planet, and Profit Project team, P4 team for short, recently completed a student run pilot consultancy project with Bentonville based Markham & Fitz.

  • For good: The P4 team set out to consult a small NWA business on how to obtain B-certification status. Due to its values of social and environmental performance, Markham & Fitz was a perfect pilot company and is expected to receive its B-Corp certification this year. 
  • Change: P4 is under the University of Arkansas’ Graduate Net Impact chapter and is an Arkansas Global Changemakers initiative. The initiative aims to bring communities together by enhancing the local solutions to global challenges. 

Read the full story HERE

Art & Science

New Exhibit At The Amazeum To Open

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Who knew math could be so fun? 

  • Fun learning: A new traveling exhibition at the Scott Family Amazeum called Math Moves! provides opportunities for families with kids to discover connections between real life and math concepts like fractions, ratios, proportions, and geometric similarity. 
  • You and math: The exhibit encourages those who come to use their bodies and gestures to collaborate and solve presented challenges. There are 20 interactive experiences in all. Math Moves! will open on Jan. 29.

To reserve tickets and for more information, click HERE.

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