Math and Science: Our Shared Culture

San Antonio Virtual and Interactive Geometry Lab

Math and science have historically been an integral part of every culture. Come join in the fun at the San Antonio Virtual and Interactive Geometry Lab (SAVIG Lab) by participating in interactive, hands-on learning activities which present mathematics as a dynamic, culturally significant subject that students of all ages can enjoy. The lessons involve tactile learning activities, including soap filming, to stimulate higher order thinking. Classes are available for students from Kindergarten to Graduate School. For K-5 students, there are pre-lessons and post-lessons available for teachers for use in their classrooms. These lessons will encourage a greater understanding of the material presented at SAVIG. All of the lessons include geometry topics listed as part of the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS).

Kindergarten – 5th Grade SAVIG Programs

Sessions for Kindergarten through 5th grade students may be scheduled every Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Lesson duration for Kindergarten through 2nd grade students is 20-30 minutes while 3rd through 5th grade students will have a 45-60 minute lesson. Class sizes are limited to accommodate between 10 to 24 students. Please call 458-2291 to schedule a time for your students to visit.
TEKS Connection:
Section 111.13 (1st grade)
Section 111.14 (2nd grade)
Section 111.15 (3rd grade)
Section 111.16 (4th grade)
Section 111.17 (5th grade)

6th – 12th Grade SAVIG Programs

Lessons for students in middle school and grades higher can be arranged by contacting Dr. Sandy Norman in the UTSA Mathematics Department ( Middle school students and older will have a 60-70 minute lesson in the SAVIG lab, with class sizes limited to between 5 to 20 students. Schedule a visit to the SAVIG lab and watch as your students get excited about mathematics. Visit SAVIG 6th - 12th for more information.

Educator Resources

View our latest lesson plans and materials here.

Texas Quilts: Stitching Culture and Math (October 2014)

These easy to incorporate activities will inspire cross curricular connections that will teach your students how quilting has become a timeless art form that combines history, culture and geometry.
Grade Level: 4
Subjects: Social studies (culture), mathematics (geometry)
Click on the image to the left to access the lesson plan and materials.


Ramp it Up: Texas Style (Fall 2013)

Physics concepts such as motion, force, angles, and velocity come to life with these short videos inspired by one of our previous student exhibits, "Ramp it Up: Texas Style." Click on the links below to access these videos, ideal for classroom use.
Grade Levels: 9-12
Subject: Science (Physics)
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Click the links below to access videos for each physics topic.


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