Math and magic come together at Seussical STEAM Fest

Ricardo Teixeira, a UHV assistant professor of mathematics, shows second-grade students a numerical magic trick Wednesday during the Seussical Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics Fest in downtown Victoria. At his Math-e-Magical Exploration table, Teixeira guessed what number students were thinking and then explained how math helped him get the right answer. About 700 second-graders attended the event organized by the Children’s Discovery Museum of the Golden Crescent to commemorate the birthday of Dr. Seuss.

The University of Houston-Victoria, located in the heart of the Coastal Bend region since 1973 in Victoria, Texas, offers courses leading to more than 80 academic programs in the schools of Arts & Sciences; Business Administration; and Education, Health Professions & Human Development. UHV provides face-to-face classes at its Victoria campus, as well as an instructional site in Katy, Texas, and online classes that students can take from anywhere. UHV supports the American Association of State Colleges and Universities Opportunities for All initiative to increase awareness about state colleges and universities and the important role they have in providing a high-quality and accessible education to an increasingly diverse student population, as well as contributing to regional and state economic development.

Jeremy Shapiro