Exploring Connections Between Physical and Mathematical Knowledge in Science Museums

March 1st, 2015 | RESEARCH

The designers of the Math Moves! exhibits have worked hard to support visitors’ qualitative, kinesthetic understanding of the topic of ratio and proportion. How did we, as designers of math exhibits in science museums, attempt to make connections for visitors between embodied understanding of mathematics and more abstract knowledge? How have they come to view what counts as mathematics?



Team Members

Tracey Wright, Author, TERC
Alana Parkes, Author


Publication: Informal Learning Review
Volume: 131
Page(s): 16

Related URLs

Math Core for Museums


Audience: General Public | Museum | ISE Professionals
Discipline: Education and learning science | Mathematics
Resource Type: Peer-reviewed article | Research Products
Environment Type: Exhibitions | Museum and Science Center Exhibits