Upcoming Events at MoMath
Homeschool students, now you too can experience the excitement of a MoMath field trip! Attend the Summations program and spend the afternoon perusing MoMath’s engaging interactive exhibits along with other homeschool families. Registration includes admission to an exploratory, hands-on classroom experience led by one of MoMath’s specially-trained educators, with workshops available for all grades. Learn more and register at summations.momath.org.
Come to Volumes on December 15 as we join Amir Aczel in an adventure-filled saga to find the original source of our numerals. In Finding Zero, we follow Aczel’s quest doggedly crisscrossing the ancient world, scouring dusty, moldy texts, cross-examining so-called scholars who offer wildly differing sets of facts, and ultimately penetrating deep into a Cambodian jungle. While on this odyssey, Aczel meets a host of fascinating characters: academics in search of truth, jungle trekkers looking for adventure, surprisingly honest politicians, shameless smugglers, and treacherous archaeological thieves—who finally reveal where our numbers come from. Along the way, we enrich our knowledge and experience of math, philosophy, religion, and the human condition. Learn more and register at volumes.momath.org.
Join MoMath and the Flatiron Partnership as we celebrate the winter solstice with a giant mathematical puzzle! Be one of the first 300 people onsite and you’ll get to help construct an oversized mathematical tiling that contains a secret message hidden within. Then join us for hot chocolate on the plaza as we celebrate the winter solstice and reveal the hidden message. Learn more and register at solstice2016.momath.org.
MoMath’s Math Exploration sessions, previously exclusive to school field trips, are now open to the public! Join one of MoMath’s specially-trained educators in an exploratory, hands-on classroom experience to discover the wonder of mathematics. Educator sessions are appropriate for the entire family. Learn more and register at exploration.momath.org.
Math Encounters: “Immersion in Mathematics: Using Digital Art to Make Surprising Connections” with Judy Holdener
Wednesday, January 4, 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm
The relationship between mathematics and art has a long and rich history. Artists past and present have used mathematics in significant ways to carry out their artistic vision, and mathematicians have used formulas, algorithms, and computers to produce art. Join Judy Holdener, Professor of Mathematics at Kenyon College, as she reveals the meaning of the mathematical patterns (and some surprising mathematical connections) reflected in her award-winning artwork “Immersion.” Special introduction by Mark Rosenthal, CEO of Katz Media Group. Learn more and register at mathencounters.org.
Come to Volumes on January 19 to discuss Ethan Canin’s A Doubter’s Almanac. Milo Andret is born with an unusual mind. A lonely child growing up in the woods of northern Michigan in the 1950s, he gives little thought to his own talent. But with his acceptance at U.C. Berkeley he realizes the extent, and the risks, of his singular gifts. California in the ’70s is a seduction, opening Milo’s eyes to the allure of both ambition and indulgence. The research he begins there will make him a legend; the woman he meets there—and the rival he meets alongside her—will haunt him for the rest of his life, for Milo’s brilliance is entwined with a dark need that soon grows to threaten his work, his family, even his existence. Learn more and register at volumes.momath.org.
Tween Primes, the MoMath book club for tweens and teens: The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster
Friday, January 20, 4:30 pm
MoMath brings its popular Volumes book club back once again for its younger audience. For Milo, everything’s a bore. When a tollbooth mysteriously appears in his room, he drives through only because he’s got nothing better to do. But on the other side, things seem different. Milo visits the Island of Conclusions (you get there by jumping), learns about time from a ticking watchdog named Tock, and even embarks on a quest to rescue Rhyme and Reason! Somewhere along the way, Milo realizes something astonishing. Life is far from dull. In fact, it’s exciting beyond his wildest dreams… Pizza, ice cream, and good math reads: what better way to spend an evening? Learn more and register at tweenprimes.momath.org.
How many ways are there to solve a puzzle? What makes a puzzle easy or hard? What techniques can we use to solve a puzzle? Learn how mathematics can be used to quickly solve a classic puzzle in which there is only one solution among 41,472 possible arrangements! Learn more and register at familyfridays.momath.org.
Join MoMath for the 2017 MoMath Masters, the exciting annual competition and charitable fundraiser! Put your thinking caps on for this fun-filled night, from the entertaining cocktail round right through to the challenging and suspenseful finals. Space is limited, so reserve your seats now at masters.momath.org.
Reinvent math class with Expansions, MoMath’s afternoon gifted program. Featuring programs for all mathematically gifted students currently enrolled in kindergarten through 12th grade, Expansions workshops are designed and delivered by MoMath’s educational team to challenge and inspire students and to broaden their mathematical horizons. Apply now at expansions.momath.org.
Expansions offers sessions at several levels that are differentiated by mathematical experience rather than age. Admission is by application only. To learn more and apply, visit expansions.momath.org.
Significant Figures is a series of educator-led workshops offered to adults. Workshops will be held will be held from 3:45 to 4:45 pm on the following Wednesdays: November 30, December 14, and December 21. Learn more and register at significantfigures.momath.org.
Announcing the newest way to enjoy MoMath: the MoMath Derivatives tour program! Enjoy a new perspective on MoMath in a small group setting as you wander the Museum with an expert tour guide leading the way. Choose from one of two new tours. Space is limited, so register early at derivatives.momath.org.
What kinds of people do mathematics? Learn about some of the interesting folks who have shaped the way mathematicians and the public think about mathematics, the work they did, and how their stories tie in with MoMath’s exhibits.
Think you’ve seen all of MoMath? Think again! This tour tracks the many mathematical “easter eggs” (hidden secrets) scattered throughout the Museum.
Events, birthday parties, and more
Looking to host a one-of-a-kind event where your guests can interact with over 40 engaging exhibits? Enter a world of mathematical intrigue, but don’t worry; amongst all the activity there is plenty of space for gala-worthy dinners, over-the-top birthday bashes, lazer-cutting parties, and bar/bat mitzvahs. Who knew math could be this much fun? Email email@example.com for more information..