IMPORTANT NOTE: The following information pertains to the 2015 Minnesota State Fair.
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MATH ON-A-STICK

Located at Family Fair at Baldwin Park, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

The State Fair has everything on-a-stick — even math! The brand new Math On-A-Stick experience is a welcoming space where kids and grown-ups can explore fun math concepts at the fair. Play with geometric and reptile-shaped tiles to create designs and patterns. Sort, count and look for what's the same and what's different in groups of colored eggs on captivating cards. Take a break from the hustle and bustle of the fair to enjoy a shapes or numbers book. Brought to you by the Minnesota State Fair Foundation.

The Numbers Game

Count your way through the fairgrounds on a Number Game scavenger hunt, noticing that a corn dog has 1 stick, a cow has 4 legs, the Ferris wheel has 16 passenger carts, and so on. Photograph and post what you find on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using #statefairnumbers. Complete a game card and earn a prize!

2015 Visiting Mathematician and Mathematical Artist Schedule

Discover how math can be creative in special activities led by visiting mathematicians and artists who use math in their careers. Learn more about the mathematicians and artists by clicking on the links to their websites.

Aug. 27: Malke Rosenfeld
Aug. 28: Malke Rosenfeld
Aug. 29: Ken Baltes
Aug. 30: Marshall Hampton
Aug. 31: Peter Rejto
Sept. 1: Lisa Rezac
Sept. 2: Sarah Stengle
Sept. 3: Seth Leavitt
Sept. 4: Sarah Stengle
Sept. 5: Justin Lanier
Sept. 6: Justin Lanier
Sept. 7: Kevin Lee

Talking Math With Your Kids

Math On-A-Stick is a welcoming space for children and their grown-up friends to talk about and interact with numbers, shapes and patterns. To learn more about continuing these conversations all year long, check out talkingmathwithkids.com. For more resources and problem solving opportunities at home and school, check out The Math Forum.

VOLUNTEER IN 2015:

Interested in helping out at Math On-A-Stick this year? Sign up online!

Volunteer Shift Times: Most shifts are 3 hours. The earliest is at 8:45 a.m.; the latest finishes at 8:00 p.m.

2015 Minnesota State Fair dates:
Aug. 27 through Labor Day, Sept. 7

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