New Witte Museum exhibit makes math come alive with snowboarding, video games, music

STEM education comes alive at new Witte exhibit

By Mary Claire Patton - Digital Content Curator

You can design and play your own video game at the newest Witte Museum installment "2theXtreme: MathAlive!"

"MathAlive!" lets visitors edit their own animated movies, play video games, control a NASA Mars rover, and compete against friends in a mountain bike race, among other activites.

This new experience, presented by Raytheon, focuses on science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM, education. It starts Saturday at the Witte and continues through Jan. 7, 2018.

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“2theXtreme: MathAlive! shows students how math and science relates to their everyday lives,” said John DeSimone, vice president of Raytheon’s Cybersecurity and Special Missions. “Through this fun, hands-on exhibit, we connect these subjects to the things they love most, such as music, sports, movies and games.”

Visitors can jump on a pivoting snowboard while they fly over obstacles at “Boardercross" and take a 360-degree photo of themselves using software developed for action movies. "MathAlive!" will definitely have students excited to go to math class this fall.

Click through the slideshow to see photos of this awesome new exhibit.

You can learn how math works with music and play a giant musical instrument at “Mix It Up.”

All of these interactive stations demonstrate how math is used in sports and other everyday life experiences. 

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“For the past two years, Raytheon has sent 'MathAlive!' on a military tour around the U.S. Raytheon supports education in military communities through programs like 'MathAlive!'” said Jennifer Griffith, Raytheon community relations manager.

2theXtreme: MathAlive! is a great day out for the whole family.

Military members receive free admission courtesy of Raytheon.

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