Everyone Counts! — ¡Todo el mundo cuenta!

May 1st, 2004 - April 30th, 2009 | PROJECT

The Children's Museum of Houston seeks to develop a 1,500 sq ft bilingual traveling exhibition based on their bilingual "Magnificent Math Moments" activities. This project simultaneously addresses two very important needs: the relative lack of mathematics exhibits for young children and for Spanish-speaking audiences. The exhibition is based on Patron (Pattern) Point where the visitor meets math superheroes, Subtracta, Capt. Mas in the settings of Subtracta's Puzzle Parlor; Capt. Mas's Marina; and Formas (Shapes) Family Shipping Yard. It will provide an inviting setting for introducing the target audiences to mathematics through the use of characters, environments and puzzles. BROADER IMPACT: Fabrication of a second version of the traveling exhibition will extend the number of institutions reached through two national tours. These exhibitions, which target children ages 5-10 and adults, are projected to reach some 1.4 million visitors in 24 museums over five years; sites will be selected to reach Hispanic audiences in smaller, low-income urban and rural areas. For further impact CMH is forming another network of museums that will benefit from this project, even though the institutions will not be able to host the traveling exhibition. CMH also is developing ancillary materials and services to accompany the exhibition that include activity kits and cart, character costumes, training guides, parent materials and other resources.

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Team Members

Cheryl McCallum, Principal Investigator, Children's Museum of Houston
Cecilia Garibay, Evaluator, Garibay Group


Funding Source: NSF
Funding Program: ISE/AISL
Award Number: 0407400
Funding Amount: 1514702


Access and Inclusion: English Language Learners | Ethnic | Racial | Hispanic | Latinx Communities | Low Socioeconomic Status | Rural | Urban
Audience: Elementary School Children (6-10) | Museum | ISE Professionals | Parents | Caregivers
Discipline: Mathematics
Resource Type: Project Descriptions
Environment Type: Exhibitions | Museum and Science Center Exhibits