Upcoming Events at MoMath

Cross Product: High Resolution
Saturday, October 25, 3:00 pm

Are you ready to take your 3D-printing journey to the next level?  Join MoMath for round two of its 3D-printing workshops.  In this session, you will enjoy a hands-on experience with resin-based 3D printers, which use lasers to turn liquid resin into solid 3D-printed objects!  Make a more intricate, detailed model than would be possible with other desktop 3D-printing technology.  During the workshop, you will design a unique trigonometric sphere and follow it through each stage of the 3D-printing process.  In addition to taking home the 3D-printed object itself, you will learn how to make and submit similar 3D models suitable for inexpensively printing in metal through online services.  No prior experience with 3D printing is required.  Register at 3D.momath.org.

Note: Due to the nature of this workshop, attendance is limited to adults and to students aged 14 and up. Students aged 12 and up may attend only with an adult partner; both parties must pay a registration fee.

Celebration of Mind, in honor of Martin Gardner
Saturday, October 25, all day

Mark Martin Gardner’s 100th birthday with a very special Celebration of Mind event.  All day at MoMath, join us in a wide range of hands-on mathematical activities inspired by Gardner’s work, including optical-illusion Alice in Wonderland papercraft, surprising card tricks, and one-cut paper puzzles.  In addition, this year we are also building a Level 3 Menger sponge fractal out of business cards, as part of the worldwide megamenger.com Level 4 Menger sponge project.  Help us build the world’s largest distributed origami fractal!  All activities are free with MoMath admission.

Math Encounters: “Cooking Up Math” with Mercedes Molina
Wednesday, November 5, at 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm

Get your creative juices flowing!  Mathematician and culinary enthusiast Mercedes Molina provides a recipe for fun as she explores the artistry and inspiration common to two of her favorite pursuits: math and cooking.  Refreshments follow the afternoon presentation of Math Encounters; arrive by 6:30 pm for refreshments preceding the evening presentation. Register at mathencounters.org.

Family Fridays at MoMath presented by Time Warner Cable: “Bead Geometry”
Friday, November 7, 6:30 pm

Where’s the math in beadwork?  A bead is anything with a hole, its hole is just a cylinder, and the axis of that cylinder is a line segment.  So, a bead is just a line segment with colorful stuff around it, and those line segments can build geometric structures.  Come along as mathematical artist Gwen Fisher pulls us into her world of beaded cubes and cuboctahedrons.  And once we’re there, new challenges involving color and symmetry await as we explore different patterns to weave into our creations.  This presentation is free to attendees, as part of Time Warner Cable’s Connect a Million Minds campaign.  For more information and to register, visit familyfridays.momath.org.

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Formula
Thursday, November 13, 7:00 pm

Join MoMath for a night of laughs as Matt Parker, stand-up comedian and mathematician, sets out to show us the world of math through the lens of humor and real-life scenarios.  Matt writes about math for The Guardian and The Telegraph in London, and often contributes to the BBC.  Matt also performs regularly as a stand-up comic using math games and humor in front of crowds of thousands.  Don’t miss this night of mathematical comedy, and join Matt as he approaches an infinite amount of humor (but never quite gets there).  To register, visit mathcomedy.momath.org.

Cross Product: Trig Bracelets

Stay tuned for November’s 3D printing activity at MoMath, where you can print trigonometric bracelets based on the math of ruled surfaces. Get a head start on your holiday shopping by creating a unique mathematical gift for someone special, only in this exclusive MoMath workshop!

Turing Tales
Monday, December 1, 7:00 pm

It is only a slight exaggeration to say that British mathematician Alan Turing saved the Allies from the Nazis, invented the computer and artificial intelligence, and anticipated gay liberation by decades — all before his suicide at age forty-one.  Now, mathematician Andrew Hodges, author of the Turing biography that inspired the major motion film, arrives at MoMath to share his stories about Turing.  From his revolutionary idea that laid the foundation for the modern computer, to his leading role in breaking the German Enigma ciphers during World War II, and finally to his tragic ending, Alan Turing led an incredible — and in the end, incredibly tragic — life.  Don’t miss this inside view into the inner and outer drama of Alan Turing’s life and achievements.  To register, visit turingtales.momath.org.

PolyPals: Bring your toddlers and preschoolers to MoMath for weekly fun!
Tuesday afternoons (Ages 2 – 5)

PolyPals, MoMath’s Tuesday afternoon program for pre-K children, offers our littlest potential mathematicians the opportunity to listen to math-themed stories and have fun exploring the concepts behind them.  Led by MoMath’s skilled educational staff, toddlers and pre-schoolers participate in songs, stories, and activities tied to a different theme each week.  Patterns, shapes, numbers, and more — PolyPals is a great way to enrich your child’s day with mathematical inspiration.  Polypals may be purchased as individual meetings or in blocks of four at a discount.  For further information and to register, visit polypals.momath.org.

Expansions: MoMath’s program to engage and challenge NYC’s brightest math students
Tuesday afternoons (HS students)
Thursday afternoons (K-8, separated by level)

Reinvent math class with Expansions, MoMath’s after-school gifted program.  Featuring programs for all mathematically gifted students currently enrolled in kindergarten through 12th grade, the Expansions workshops are designed and delivered by MoMath’s educational team to challenge and inspire students, and broaden their mathematical horizons.  With topics ranging from fractals to cellular automata, these afternoon sessions provide an opportunity for participants to learn advanced and fascinating topics not included in the standard K-12 curriculum.  Plus, your child can benefit from enjoying math together with small groups of talented and focused young scholars.

Expansions offers sessions at five levels, which are differentiated by mathematical experience rather than age; entry is by application only.  Expansions may be purchased as individual sessions or in blocks of four at a discount.  For more information and to apply, visit expansions.momath.org.

Create a show at Composite: The Gallery at MoMath

Do you have a great idea for a mathematical art show?  Send it to MoMath! MoMath is seeking proposals for a show in the Composite gallery, to begin approximately one year from now.  Applications are now open: applycomposite.momath.org.

Events, Birthday Parties, and More

Looking to host a one-of-a-kind event where your guests can interact with over two dozen 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, and mitzvahs.  Who knew math could be this much fun?  For more information, contact events@momath.org.