ST. PAUL - In the next decade experts predict over half of all careers will require math and science literacy. It's the reason behind a new exhibit at the Science Museum of Minnesota.
"Math is everywhere," says J. Newlin, the Director of Physical Science and Technology at the museum. "We want to take away the fear of math and prepare kids for the future."
Ratios, proportions, decimals, and figures all may sound boring, but the new "Math Moves" exhibit brings all of that to life with a hands on...even "body on" experience.
"It deals with some of the basic foundations in math," says Newlin. "This exhibit will even help prepare kids for future classes like algebra."
Kids of all ages can work with shadows, listen to audio tones, play with patterns, and even sit in giant chairs. All of them becoming tools for teaching.
"Folks are engaged and their focused," says Newlin. "We're seeing a lot of smiles."
"Math Moves" opened this summer and will be a permanent exhibit.
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