Puzzle-Off Challenge

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1776DC 12th Floor
4:30 – 7:00 pm Friday, October 23, 2015

1776DC member NumbersAlive! has developed and received a design patent for Puzzling Polygons in September 2015 so it is time to celebrate with a fun and friendly puzzle competition!

Create your puzzle team of 2-4 colleagues and demonstrate your puzzle smarts by conquering the 4 sets of puzzling polygons in the picture below. Prize for the team solving the four puzzles first!

Goal: Make an equilateral triangle of the 6 triangle pieces, equilateral quadrilateral of the 6 quadrilaterals, equilateral pentagon of the 6 pentagons and equilateral hexagon of the 6 hexagons.

Sound simple? Think “Rubic’s Cube” for Polygons!

Beer, wine and snacks for all—participants and those who encourage the teams from the sidelines.



Dr. Klemm to Speak at DC Author Festival-October 24, 2015

October 24, 2015

Attention! Attention! All Educators

You’re invited to come out Saturday, October 24, 2015, from 10:00am-5:00pm, to the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library located at 901 G St. NW, Washington, DC 20001, for the D.C. Author Festival. Rebecca Klemm, PhD, “The Numbers Lady” will be speaking from 2:00pm-2:30pm. Dr. Klemm is the founder of NumbersAlive!, a DC educational startup, that has garnered awards from around the world.

NumbersAlive! presents numbers as fun and friendly characters who uncover numeric patterns embedded in everything in life throughout the world: in art, science, architecture, sports, nature, culture, and folklore.

For more information on the DC Author Festival log on to: www.dclibrary.org/dcauthorfest






September 26- September 27,2015

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WASHINGTON – (September 21, 2015) – Dr. Rebecca Klemm, aka The Numbers Lady, is bringing her award-winning NumbersAlive!® educational brand to the 6th Annual World Maker Faire September 26-27th at the New York Hall of Science in Queens, NY. The World Maker Faire is one of the biggest of its kind; at the 5th Annual World Maker Faire there were over 830 maker entries; 85,000 attendees; and 60+ sponsors.

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At the NumbersAlive!® exhibit kids will be introduced to the world of natural numeric patterns and invited to dig into an extensive collection of natural and manufactured materials to build houses for the new town of NumberOpolis. The Team Ten characters, numbers 0-9, and Pi want to move to this new town and are counting on kids’ fresh imagination and creativity to build each of the numbers a home.

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“Research shows that if you have a little bit of fear it breaks off your cognitive ability to learn. NumbersAlive! was developed to combat that fear and make numbers soft, friendly characters you can count on. At Maker Faire, we want to engage children in building out the new town of NumberOpolis with numbers they can embrace – without fear – for a lifetime,” says Dr. Klemm.

Dr. Klemm has devoted decades of teaching to demystify math. She knows it is important for children to learn through concepts but it’s also important for children to understand that math is the language of the universe.

ABOUT NumbersAlive!®

NumbersAlive! presents numbers as fun and friendly characters who uncover numeric patterns embedded in everything throughout the world: in art, science, architecture, sports, nature, culture and folklore. The playful numbers come alive through their own storytelling captivating children into learning in every discipline. They are touchable in the form of soft plush numbers and also enchant children through their books, songs and games, even interacting digitally on tablets with their app.

NumbersAlive!® packages its creative, universal learning concept in two brands: (1) Team Ten® – for numbers 0-9; and (2) STEM Squad® – for higher-level math and science concepts led by π. The NumbersAlive! ® brand boasts a growing list of prestigious awards including: Educational App Store 5 star certification, Family Review Center Awards, Mom’s Choice, Dr. Toy, Creative Child 2014 Book of the Year and Plush Toy of the Year, Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards, Children’s Literature Independently Published Principal’s Award (CLIPPA) and National Parenting Publications Awards (NAPPA). The Hello Numbers Discovery Pack was named one of the 16 most innovative educational products of 2014 by Global Educational Supplies and Services (GESS).

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Numbers Lady to promote STEM in Barbados and Dominica by invitation of the US Department of State


Dr. Rebecca Klemm, also known as The Numbers Lady, has been invited by the US Department of State to lead programs in Dominica and Barbados June 1 to 8, 2014. The focus is on teaching principles of math and science through sports.  By learning about the timing of a sprinter’s run, inflation of soccer balls, holding the bat, speed of a tennis ball, etc., teachers and coaches will learn how to create lessons for their students that use the scientific method to explore the math that underlies everything we do, even sports.  Over the course of the week she will lead workshops, lectures and public events for a variety of audiences, including students, parents, teachers, and coaches. Read More…

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