MoMath: the National Museum of Mathematics

MoMath: the National Museum of Mathematics The National Museum of Mathematics strives to enhance public understanding and perception of mathematics with hands-on, interactive exhibits and programs.
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Note MoMath closes early (2:30 pm) the first Wednesday of every month. Mathematics illuminates the patterns that abound in our world. The museum’s activities will lead a broad and diverse audience to understand the evolving, creative, human, and aesthetic nature of mathematics. Accomplishments to date include opening North America's only museum devoted to math and its many connections with nature, art, science, business, music, and everyday life; creating the popular Math Midway exhibition (mathmidway.org), which is currently touring museums throughout the United States; leading math tours in various U.S. cities; the Math Encounters (mathencounters.org) presentation series; delivering programs for students, teachers, and the public to increase appreciation of mathematics; and hosting over 125,000 visitors to date. Like most museums, MoMath cannot survive on admission revenue alone. If you believe in the mission of the National Museum of Mathematics, please support the institution by becoming a member (momath.org/join) or donor (momath.org/contribute). Thanks!

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If your child’s homework doesn’t look like anything you remember, do not fear! Join MoMath’s 2020-2021 Distinguished Vis...
01/26/2021
QED Homework Help – National Museum of Mathematics

If your child’s homework doesn’t look like anything you remember, do not fear! Join MoMath’s 2020-2021 Distinguished Visiting Professor, Alex Kontorovich, tonight at 8pm as he provides homework help for parents. Learn more & register at qed.momath.org

National Museum of Mathematics: Inspiring math exploration and discovery

Trying to figure out how a trike with square wheels rides smoothly••#MoMath #BernieSanders #BernieSandersMemes #BernieMe...
01/25/2021

Trying to figure out how a trike with square wheels rides smoothly


#MoMath #BernieSanders #BernieSandersMemes #BernieMemes #BernieSandersMittens #BerniesMittens

Can you solve this week's #MathMonday question? Comment your answers below! 📖
01/25/2021

Can you solve this week's #MathMonday question? Comment your answers below! 📖

Tomorrow kicks off an exciting eight-week mini-course delving into the surprising connections between math and music wit...
01/24/2021
Noteworthy Math: the math of music and the music of math – National Museum of Mathematics

Tomorrow kicks off an exciting eight-week mini-course delving into the surprising connections between math and music with MoMath’s Distinguished Visiting Professor, Alex Kontorovich.

Learn more about this new series and register for this month's event (1/25 at 6:30pm ET) at noteworthy.momath.org

National Museum of Mathematics: Inspiring math exploration and discovery

Learn how to fold these beautiful snowflakes that involve no cutting and are made from multiple pieces of paper during t...
01/22/2021

Learn how to fold these beautiful snowflakes that involve no cutting and are made from multiple pieces of paper during today's Folding Friday session at 4:30pm ET. This event is going to be SNOW much fun! ❄️ Learn more and register at foldingfridays.momath.

Tomorrow at 7pm ET join us for a night of open-ended gaming! All you need is a deck of standard playing cards to challen...
01/21/2021

Tomorrow at 7pm ET join us for a night of open-ended gaming! All you need is a deck of standard playing cards to challenge your skills with probability, strategy, & deductive logic. Games may include 500, Euchre, Hearts, Literature, or perhaps even our own custom creation!

Learn more & register at equilibrium.momath.org

Join Alex Kontorovich tomorrow at 4pm ET to meet Lisa Piccirillo, an assistant professor at MIT who recently solved a pr...
01/20/2021
Meet a Mathematician — Thursday, January 21 at 4:00 pm ET (New York) - National Museum of MathematicsNational Museum of Mathematics

Join Alex Kontorovich tomorrow at 4pm ET to meet Lisa Piccirillo, an assistant professor at MIT who recently solved a problem in knot theory first proposed more than fifty years ago! She was awarded a 2021 Maryam Mirzakhani New Frontiers Prize for resolving this longstanding problem posed by John Conway. Learn more and register at meetmath.momath.org

National Museum of Mathematics: Inspiring math exploration and discovery

Happy #PalindromeDay from #MoMath! For 10 consecutive days, from 1-20-21 to 1-29-21, the date is read the same forwards ...
01/20/2021

Happy #PalindromeDay from #MoMath! For 10 consecutive days, from 1-20-21 to 1-29-21, the date is read the same forwards and backwards in the month-day-year format. Today, 1-20-21, is the first palindrome-number #InaugurationDay in American history!

Join us tonight at 6:30pm ET as puzzle master Yoshi Anpuku takes us on a tour of eight of Nikoli’s most popular, hand-cr...
01/19/2021
Nikoli – National Museum of Mathematics

Join us tonight at 6:30pm ET as puzzle master Yoshi Anpuku takes us on a tour of eight of Nikoli’s most popular, hand-crafted puzzles: Sudoku, Kakuro, Shikaku, Slitherlink, Numberlink, Masyu, Nurikabe, and Hashi wo Kakero.

Come back tomorrow at 6:30pm ET to test your newly developed skills in a friendly competition. Prizes will be awarded!

Learn more and register at nikoli.momath.org

National Museum of Mathematics: Inspiring math exploration and discovery

Jump into the new year by learning to fold a jumping rabbit during today's Folding Friday session at 4:30pm ET. It hops ...
01/15/2021

Jump into the new year by learning to fold a jumping rabbit during today's Folding Friday session at 4:30pm ET. It hops every time and it’s oh-so-cute! 🐇 Learn more and register at foldingfridays.momath.org

Join UK math educator Alisonk Kiddle tomorrow at 6:30pm ET to examine the interesting patterns that can be made from hex...
01/14/2021
Family Fridays – National Museum of Mathematics

Join UK math educator Alisonk Kiddle tomorrow at 6:30pm ET to examine the interesting patterns that can be made from hexagonal starting points, explore six-fold symmetry in the natural world around us, and learn how to create your own hexagon! To register, visit familyfridays.momath.org

National Museum of Mathematics: Inspiring math exploration and discovery

Check out this essay written by MoMath’s Executive Director and CEO, Cindy Lawrence, about how the Museum is bringing ha...
01/13/2021
Building Community in an Online World — MATH VALUES

Check out this essay written by MoMath’s Executive Director and CEO, Cindy Lawrence, about how the Museum is bringing hands-on math to the public and building community in an online world.

By Cindy Lawrence, National Museum of Mathematics executive director and CEO

If you're a young adult, #MoMath's online book club is just for you! Join us this Sunday, 1/17 at 5:30pm ET to explore t...
01/13/2021
Tween Primes – National Museum of Mathematics

If you're a young adult, #MoMath's online book club is just for you! Join us this Sunday, 1/17 at 5:30pm ET to explore the riveting fictional tale of Ned Begay, a 16 year-old Navajo boy who becomes a code talker. This deeply moving novel honors not only the young men who dared to serve, but also the culture and language of the Navajo Nation. Learn more and register at tweenprimes.momath.org

National Museum of Mathematics: Inspiring math exploration and discovery

Can you solve this week's #MathMonday brain teaser? Comment your answers below ⬇️🌎
01/11/2021

Can you solve this week's #MathMonday brain teaser? Comment your answers below ⬇️🌎

Join Steve Sherman today at 4pm ET for a fun-filled family game bursting with a wide range of entertaining math question...
01/09/2021
Krazy Kahoot – National Museum of Mathematics

Join Steve Sherman today at 4pm ET for a fun-filled family game bursting with a wide range of entertaining math questions for all ages. Is your family up for this lively challenge?! Learn more & register at krazy.momath.org

National Museum of Mathematics: Inspiring math exploration and discovery

Join us today at 4:30pm ET for another session of Folding Fridays where you'll learn how to fold these adorable, triangu...
01/08/2021

Join us today at 4:30pm ET for another session of Folding Fridays where you'll learn how to fold these adorable, triangular-shaped penguins. Make a bunch and you can stack them! 🐧 Learn more and register at foldingfridays.momath.org

Saul Rosenthal presents MoMath's 2020 Rosenthal Prize awards on Zoom to the two math educators who created the best math...
01/07/2021

Saul Rosenthal presents MoMath's 2020 Rosenthal Prize awards on Zoom to the two math educators who created the best math lesson plans in a competition that recognizes and promotes creative and engaging hands-on math teaching. The $25K first place award was presented to Doug O’Roark, the Executive Director of Math Circles of Chicago. The $5K runner-up award was presented to Lauren Siegel, the co-Founder and acting Director of MathHappens in Austin, TX. Congratulations to MoMath's 2020 Rosenthal Prize award winners!

Join us tonight at 4pm or 7pm ET as Steve Trettel, Szego Assistant Professor of Mathematics at Stanford University, take...
01/06/2021
Math Encounters – National Museum of Mathematics

Join us tonight at 4pm or 7pm ET as Steve Trettel, Szego Assistant Professor of Mathematics at Stanford University, takes us on an adventure that leads to Einstein’s great insight: gravity is not a force, but just a consequence of living in a curved world. Register FOR FREE at mathencounters.org

National Museum of Mathematics: Inspiring math exploration and discovery

MoMath's online Student Sessions will expose your child to cool areas of mathematics not covered in school and stoke the...
01/05/2021

MoMath's online Student Sessions will expose your child to cool areas of mathematics not covered in school and stoke the flames for a lifelong appreciation of math! Drop-in classes guided by an experienced educator are available every weekday. For more information and to register, visit studentsessions.momath.org

A golden set in tennis occurs when one player wins all 24 points of a set. In the French Open, women play the best two o...
01/04/2021

A golden set in tennis occurs when one player wins all 24 points of a set. In the French Open, women play the best two of three sets.

What is the probability of a golden set somewhere in a specified women’s match if each point is determined by flipping a coin? #MathMonday

MoMath would like to wish everyone a happy and healthy New Year! Although 2020 has presented many unexpected challenges,...
01/01/2021

MoMath would like to wish everyone a happy and healthy New Year! Although 2020 has presented many unexpected challenges, MoMath is grateful for the global growth of its online audience, which now includes more than 60,000 people in all 50 U.S. states and more than 100 countries around the world. MoMath is looking forward to the year ahead, and to welcoming people of all ages and backgrounds to the many wonderful math programs and events it has planned for the new year.

During this week's online Student Sessions, students will combine geometry and origami to create their very own polyhedr...
12/28/2020

During this week's online Student Sessions, students will combine geometry and origami to create their very own polyhedra using modular origami techniques! Each day will focus on a progressively more complex shape: tetrahedron, hexahedron, octahedron, or decahedron. It's not too late to register! Visit studentsessions.momath.org

On December 29th and 31st #MoMath is offering "Structuring Patterns," an online Mini-Camp that explores patterns from ar...
12/27/2020
Mini-Camps: Winter 2020 – National Museum of Mathematics

On December 29th and 31st #MoMath is offering "Structuring Patterns," an online Mini-Camp that explores patterns from art, architecture, and design to develop deeper understandings of mathematical structures while creating artistic patterns. Learn more and register at minicamp.momath.org

National Museum of Mathematics: Inspiring math exploration and discovery

On December 28th and 30th #MoMath is offering "Cubing with a Twist," an online Mini-Camp that will teach campers how to ...
12/26/2020

On December 28th and 30th #MoMath is offering "Cubing with a Twist," an online Mini-Camp that will teach campers how to solve the 3x3 Rubik’s Cube while developing their solving techniques and enhancing their problem-solving skills. Learn more and register at minicamp.momath.org

Happy #NationalMathematicsDay! This day is celebrated every year on December 22 to honor the birth anniversary of legend...
12/22/2020

Happy #NationalMathematicsDay! This day is celebrated every year on December 22 to honor the birth anniversary of legendary mathematician, Srinivasa Ramanujan, and his substantial contributions to the analytical theory of numbers, elliptic functions, continued fractions, and infinite series.

Each digit in the multiplication table below represents a digit other than itself. MoMath challenges you to create a new...
12/21/2020

Each digit in the multiplication table below represents a digit other than itself.

MoMath challenges you to create a new table with correct digits & share your answer below.

#MoMath has partnered with artist Anton Bakker to virtually open Global Perspective, a yearlong groundbreaking exhibit t...
12/19/2020

#MoMath has partnered with artist Anton Bakker to virtually open Global Perspective, a yearlong groundbreaking exhibit that uses augmented reality to create “virtual sculpture parks” at hundreds of locations around the world so that visitors can enjoy a cultural and educational experience in a safe, socially distanced manner. Visit globalsculpturepark.com to be directed by Google Maps to the nearest exhibit from your current location!

Tonight at 7pm ET enjoy this specially curated collection of two-player “placing and sliding” games from around the worl...
12/18/2020
Equilibrium – National Museum of Mathematics

Tonight at 7pm ET enjoy this specially curated collection of two-player “placing and sliding” games from around the world. Achi, Dara, Pong Hau K’i, Mu Torere, and more will delight and challenge us while broadening our horizons. Learn more and register at equilibrium.momath.org

National Museum of Mathematics: Inspiring math exploration and discovery

Come meet Professor Sarah Koch, a world-class mathematician at the University of Michigan (by way of Cornell and Harvard...
12/17/2020
Meet a Mathematician — Thursday, December 17 at 4:00 pm ET (New York) - National Museum of MathematicsNational Museum of Mathematics

Come meet Professor Sarah Koch, a world-class mathematician at the University of Michigan (by way of Cornell and Harvard), today at 4pm ET as part of our "Meet a Mathematician" series.

Sarah Koch’s work is, broadly, in complex dynamics. Hear how Sarah spends her time trying to understand the infinitely complicated structures that emerge in her work by registering at meetmath.momath.org

National Museum of Mathematics: Inspiring math exploration and discovery

Happy #PythagoreanTheoremDay from #MoMath! This math holiday is celebrated when the sum of the squares of the first two ...
12/16/2020

Happy #PythagoreanTheoremDay from #MoMath! This math holiday is celebrated when the sum of the squares of the first two digits in the date equals the square of the last digit in the date — 12² + 16² = 20². The next Pythagorean Theorem Day will be celebrated on 7/24/25!

This holiday season, you can share the Gift of Math with a student in your life! Invite a giftee (grades pre-K to 12) to...
12/15/2020

This holiday season, you can share the Gift of Math with a student in your life! Invite a giftee (grades pre-K to 12) to join any number of MoMath’s online Student Sessions to help introduce them to cool areas of math not covered in school. You give the gift now and recipients make their class selections later! Learn more at mathgift.momath.org

Don't forget to visit additions.momath.org, the online shop at MoMath, to find the perfect math gift for your friends an...
12/14/2020
National Museum of Mathematics

Don't forget to visit additions.momath.org, the online shop at MoMath, to find the perfect math gift for your friends and relatives this holiday season! Place your order by 10am ET TOMORROW for delivery by December 24.

Curbside pick up and appointment shopping available.  Email [email protected] to schedule.  Items within the AVAILABLE TO SHIP IMMEDIATELY category ship within two to three business days of order placement.  All other items will ship from the Museum within one week of order placement...

Define a "link" as a straight line connecting any two points of the six points in the figure below.How many links can be...
12/14/2020

Define a "link" as a straight line connecting any two points of the six points in the figure below.

How many links can be placed without forming a triangle having three of the points as vertices? #MathMonday

Holiday shopping this weekend? Visit additions.momath.org, the online shop at MoMath, to find the perfect gift for math ...
12/12/2020

Holiday shopping this weekend? Visit additions.momath.org, the online shop at MoMath, to find the perfect gift for math lovers on your list –– math games, toys, puzzles, jewelry and more! Place your order by 10am ET on December 15 for delivery by December 24.

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