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!

If your career is focused on math outreach, then you should apply for MoMath's Rosenthal Prize! There's a $25,000 CASH P...
05/08/2020

If your career is focused on math outreach, then you should apply for MoMath's Rosenthal Prize! There's a $25,000 CASH PRIZE for the single best math activity that's innovative, engaging, & hands-on. The deadline is 1 week away (May 15)! More info at rpz.momath.org

Join the MoMath team and authors of The Joy of SET tonight at 7pm for Equilibrium, MoMath’s online game night for adults...
05/08/2020

Join the MoMath team and authors of The Joy of SET tonight at 7pm for Equilibrium, MoMath’s online game night for adults! Get ready to play, learn, and be surprised with challenging puzzles, games at every skill level, and a great social atmosphere. For more info & to register, visit equilibrium.momath.org

Tonight at 4pm EST join MoMath's Dean of Academic Content & Rutgers Math Professor, Alex Kontorovich, for another FREE "...
05/07/2020

Tonight at 4pm EST join MoMath's Dean of Academic Content & Rutgers Math Professor, Alex Kontorovich, for another FREE "Ask a Mathematician Anything" online session. Come with questions and new ideas, or just join to listen in! To register, go to askmath.momath.org

Did you know that MoMath is the only institution in North America where you can enjoy an infinite ride on square-wheeled...
05/07/2020

Did you know that MoMath is the only institution in North America where you can enjoy an infinite ride on square-wheeled tricycles? Download this image to join your next Zoom meeting alongside MoMath's legendary Square-Wheeled Trike!

Tonight at 4pm & 7pm, Spelman College math professor Colm Mulcahy will demonstrate, explain, and teach Mathematical card...
05/06/2020

Tonight at 4pm & 7pm, Spelman College math professor Colm Mulcahy will demonstrate, explain, and teach Mathematical card magic, including a trick he learned from the late John Conway. BYOC (Bring Your Own Cards)!
To register for this FREE event, visit mathencounters.org

Happy #TeacherAppreciationDay! Thank you to all MoMath educators and teachers around the world who are enriching academi...
05/05/2020

Happy #TeacherAppreciationDay! Thank you to all MoMath educators and teachers around the world who are enriching academics, serving as influential role models, and raising up the next generation of leaders!

Tag a teacher who has impacted your life to let them know you appreciate them! 🏷 🏷

Happy #StarWarsDay!‪#MayTheForceBeWithYou #MayThe4thBeWithYou‬
05/04/2020

Happy #StarWarsDay!

‪#MayTheForceBeWithYou #MayThe4thBeWithYou‬

April showers always bring May flowers for MoMath! The Museum’s "Human Tree" exhibit allows you to experience the beauty...
05/01/2020

April showers always bring May flowers for MoMath! The Museum’s "Human Tree" exhibit allows you to experience the beauty of Spring by creating smaller copies of yourself to make a dynamic fractal tree that moves to your motion.

In honor of #InternationalJazzDay, today's #TBT is a photo from "Quadrivium, MoMath's Math+Music Salon" hosted by Harvar...
04/30/2020

In honor of #InternationalJazzDay, today's #TBT is a photo from "Quadrivium, MoMath's Math+Music Salon" hosted by Harvard-trained mathematician and popular jazz saxophonist, Marcus Miller. This popular MoMath series explored the fascinating and interconnected relationship between music and mathematics, bringing together the creative and technical communities in NYC!

Join Paul Zeitz tonight at 6:30pm EST in an exploration of a variety of situations in which what initially appears to be...
04/29/2020

Join Paul Zeitz tonight at 6:30pm EST in an exploration of a variety of situations in which what initially appears to be a beautiful pattern turns out to be just a mirage. You'll discover some of the mysteries at the frontier of research mathematics! For more information & to register, visit mirage.momath.org

Although the Museum building is temporarily closed, MoMath is offering private online educator-led, hands-on field trips...
04/28/2020

Although the Museum building is temporarily closed, MoMath is offering private online educator-led, hands-on field trips for classes grades pre-K through 12th! Learn more and schedule your virtual field trip at fieldtrips.momath.org!

MoMath's online student sessions will expose your child to cool areas of mathematics not covered in school and stoke the...
04/28/2020

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! Each session is repeated at multiple times throughout the week to accommodate different schedules. Schedule your session at studentsessions.momath.org!

What's the maximum number of pieces you can cut a roundpizza into, using 6 straight cuts from edge to edge? (The pieces ...
04/27/2020

What's the maximum number of pieces you can cut a round
pizza into, using 6 straight cuts from edge to edge? (The pieces don't have to all be the same size or shape) #MathMonday

Tonight at 6:30pm EST, University of Oxford mathematician Dr. Tom Crawford will take us to the cutting edge of mathemati...
04/27/2020

Tonight at 6:30pm EST, University of Oxford mathematician Dr. Tom Crawford will take us to the cutting edge of mathematical research and explore the 7 greatest unsolved problems in mathematics that are each worth $1 million! Register for "The Millenium Problems" at millennium.momath.org

One of the great things about math is that mistakes often lead to new ideas and new ways of thinking about things. Tonig...
04/24/2020

One of the great things about math is that mistakes often lead to new ideas and new ways of thinking about things. Tonight at 6:30pm EST join mathematician Paul Zeitz in exploring the joy of mistakes and the world of wonders we enter as mathematicians. Learn more and register at mistakes.momath.org

People of all ages from around the world are participating in MoMath's online programming! Visit events.momath.org to le...
04/23/2020

People of all ages from around the world are participating in MoMath's online programming! Visit events.momath.org to learn more and register for upcoming events.

Since a lot of people are working remotely, the cool new trend is to have a virtual background for your Zoom meetings. J...
04/22/2020

Since a lot of people are working remotely, the cool new trend is to have a virtual background for your Zoom meetings. Join your next meeting from North America's only math Museum by downloading these awesome MoMath backgrounds!

Today is also World Creativity and Innovation Day! MoMath encourages you to use your creativity, problem-solving skills,...
04/21/2020

Today is also World Creativity and Innovation Day! MoMath encourages you to use your creativity, problem-solving skills, and new ideas to help make the world a better place 😁🌎

Happy #NationalKindergartenDay! Today we celebrate educational theorist, Friedrich Froebel, who started the first Kinder...
04/21/2020

Happy #NationalKindergartenDay! Today we celebrate educational theorist, Friedrich Froebel, who started the first Kindergarten in Germany in 1837 so children could learn through play and experience. MoMath's "MathPlay" program builds upon Froebel's theory by introducing children to interactive activities that allow them to play, explore, and engage with new mathematical themes each week! mathplay.momath.org

Led by an experienced preschool specialist, MathPlay Mini offers children the opportunity to play well-developed games t...
04/21/2020

Led by an experienced preschool specialist, MathPlay Mini offers children the opportunity to play well-developed games that help broaden math skills, improve problem-solving skills, and enhance communication skills! If you missed Monday’s session of MathPlay Mini, you can sign up for classes this Wednesday and Friday at mini.momath.org

04/20/2020

Join in on the fun this Monday and see if you can solve today's #MathMonday brain teaser!

Aileen, Brian, Laurie and Sue have just received the results of a math quiz they took. Each problem correctly solved earns the same number of points.

Aileen: Our average was half a perfect score.
Brian: I got three wrong.
Laurie: I got nine correct.
Sue: I got eleven wrong.

How many problems did Aileen get correct?

Exactly one year ago today, Jeff Bezos took a spin on MoMath's popular Square-Wheeled Trike! #ThrowbackMonday
04/20/2020

Exactly one year ago today, Jeff Bezos took a spin on MoMath's popular Square-Wheeled Trike! #ThrowbackMonday

Math lovers from all 50 states and 61 countries have signed up for our FREE "Mind-Benders for the Quarantined" program. ...
04/18/2020

Math lovers from all 50 states and 61 countries have signed up for our FREE "Mind-Benders for the Quarantined" program. Sign up now at mindbenders.momath.org to receive a new math puzzle tomorrow from our own puzzle master, Dr. Peter Winkler!

On Tuesday, you'll receive a subtle hint; on Thursday, a serious push; and on Saturday, the solution. And the next day, of course, a new puzzle!

You can still register for "Equilibrium" tonight at 7pm! Join Will Hansen, creator of the challenging strategy game Fano...
04/17/2020

You can still register for "Equilibrium" tonight at 7pm! Join Will Hansen, creator of the challenging strategy game Fano, as he teaches participants how to play the game. All you need is a deck of cards at home. You don't want to miss it! Register at equilibrium.momath.org

April is Mathematics and Statistics Awareness Month! This month celebrates the diverse students and researchers in math ...
04/16/2020

April is Mathematics and Statistics Awareness Month! This month celebrates the diverse students and researchers in math and statistics, and aims to raise awareness and appreciation of both areas of study and their relevance in modern life. Tag someone you're grateful for who studies math and/or statistics! 🏷🏷

Simple one-player games provide a fantastic distillation of mathematical investigation! Join Paul Zeitz tonight at 7pm t...
04/16/2020

Simple one-player games provide a fantastic distillation of mathematical investigation! Join Paul Zeitz tonight at 7pm to learn how to play Bulgarian solitaire, Conway's Soldiers, and others. For more info and to register, visit solitaire.momath.org

Looking for someone to play games with during quarantine? Join us online on Friday at 7pm as we explore Fano, a challeng...
04/15/2020

Looking for someone to play games with during quarantine? Join us online on Friday at 7pm as we explore Fano, a challenging strategy game that involves projective geometry, octonion multiplication, and a generalization of non-transitive rock-paper-scissors-style combat. The creator of Fano, Will Hansen, will be teaching participants how to play the game! All you need is a deck of cards at home. To register, visit equilibrium.momath.org

04/15/2020

Check out last night’s episode of NBC’s New Amsterdam to see a scene from inside MoMath!

04/15/2020

Entertain your family during quarantine by joining Dr. Jürgen Richter-Gebert from TU München (The Technical University of Munich) tonight at 6:30pm as he shares math-related activities that can be done with material in your house or from the web! Register at homebase.momath.org

Last Friday, MoMath held its first online Family Fridays program “Math Meets Art: Making a Rubik’s Cube Mosaic.” With al...
04/14/2020

Last Friday, MoMath held its first online Family Fridays program “Math Meets Art: Making a Rubik’s Cube Mosaic.” With almost 500 people viewing, remote participants helped create these two Rubik’s cube mosaics, which represent a treble clef and a violin!
For more info about upcoming Family Fridays events, visit familyfridays.momath.org

The National Museum of Mathematics mourns the passing of a giant in the world of mathematics, a larger-than-life persona...
04/14/2020

The National Museum of Mathematics mourns the passing of a giant in the world of mathematics, a larger-than-life personality whose intellectual brilliance and irreverent sense of humor endeared him to many. As an institution, and as a community, we will miss John Conway. May John’s work, life, and memory continue to serve as an inspiration to all.

(December 23, 2019: John Conway and Cindy Lawrence, CEO & Executive Director of MoMath)

04/14/2020

Are you a high school student who wants to share your love of math with the world? Submit a project that celebrates the universality of math for a chance to win MoMath's Steven H. Strogatz Prize for Math Communication! Learn more and submit your entry at strogatzprize.momath.org

Can you solve today’s #MathMonday brain teaser?You keep rolling a set of five regular dice until you get a set showing e...
04/13/2020

Can you solve today’s #MathMonday brain teaser?

You keep rolling a set of five regular dice until you get a set showing exactly one six or a set showing no sixes. When that happens, you stop rolling the dice. You win if you stop on a roll with exactly one six. You lose if you stop on a roll with no sixes.

What is your probability of winning?

Math is the perfect first aid against quarantine boredom! Join Dr. Jürgen Richter-Gebert from TU München (The Technical ...
04/13/2020

Math is the perfect first aid against quarantine boredom! Join Dr. Jürgen Richter-Gebert from TU München (The Technical University of Munich) this Wednesday at 6:30pm EST to learn math-related activities, games, tricks, and more that you can do at home. Learn more & register at homebase.momath.org

04/10/2020

Here's a fun math riddle in honor of #NationalSiblingsDay!

A boy has as many sisters as brothers, but each sister has only half as many sisters as brothers. How many brothers and sisters are there in the family?

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