Family Fridays at MoMath presented by Time Warner Cable

Family Fridays is designed to bring families together to enjoy a diverse array of engaging mathematical activities, promoting interest and enthusiasm among kids and adults alike. The activities are designed so that all attendees, regardless of age, can participate on an equal footing.  Thanks to the generous support of Time Warner Cable, this program is free to attendees as part of Time Warner Cable’s Connect a Million Minds campaign, so that these enriching experiences will be accessible to as broad an audience as possible.

Next presentation:

“Great Balls of Paper!,” Oct 10 at 6:30 PM
by Edmund Harriss

It’s time to get your hands dirty, digging into geometry.  Starting with simple paper units that can hook together, one can create a bewildering variety of different shapes and forms.  As we construct and explore, we will find that some things just don’t work — and we may miss something beautiful. How can we gain some control over our exploration?  The power of math, of course!   Join mathematician Edmund Harriss and play with paper models as we start to investigate some of this mathematics, ranging from properties that have been known for over 2,000 years to more recent discoveries about four-dimensional space.

Previous Family Fridays

• 2014 September 12  – Crowdsourcing Origami
• 2014 August 22 – FlexiFun: A Night of Creative Construction

• 2014 July 11 – Curb Summer Learning Loss with Chocolate
• 2014 June 13 – How Not to Be Wrong

• 2014 May 2 – The X’s and O’s of Tic-Tac-Toe
• 2014 April 11 – Mathemagic with a Deck of Cards
• 2014 March 14 – MoMath’s Pi Day Celebration
• 2014 February 7 – Scrabble with Friends: Strategies and Skills from the Pro
• 2014 January 24 – Love and Math
• 2013 December 13 – An Enigmatic Evening
• 2013 November 1 – The Simpsons and Their Mathematical Secrets
• 2013 October 25 – Thinking Caps
• 2013 September 27 – The Secret Life of Squares
• 2013 August 23 – Elastegrities: How to Make Them! (And What They Are)
• 2013 July 19 – Folding in Geometry
• 2013 June 28 – Filling the Grid: Scrabble Strategies and Stories from the Pro
• 2013 May 24 – Piano Puzzler Proofs
• 2013 April 26 – Crackers, Oranges, and Pringles
• 2013 March 15 – Can You KenKen?
• 2013 February 10 – Family Fun Workshop Feb 2013