March 24, 2010

The 9th Gathering for Gardner (G4G9) starts today in Atlanta. MoMath’s Executive Director, Glen Whitney, will make a presentation about the Museum, and George Hart, the Museum’s Chief Content Advisor, will lead a group build-in.

March 15, 2010

The Nassau County and Suffolk County Middle School Math Tournaments, sponsored by MoMath, took place March 11 and 12. Results are now posted here.

March 11, 2010

Joel Klein, Chancellor of New York City Schools, toured the Math Midway today. Chancellor Klein saw firsthand how hands-on activities can be used to illustrate mathematical principles. He also heard museum organizers describe their vision for the Museum’s role in improving mathematics education in America. Afterwards, Chancellor Klein described the Math Midway succinctly: “Great exhibit.”

March 8, 2010

The Museum of Mathematics is pleased to announce its designation as a tax exempt public charity under section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The Museum is now qualified to receive tax deductible donations, bequests, transfers or gifts. Credit card donations can be made directly on the Support page, in any of a variety of mathematically interesting denominations.

March 5, 2010

Last night, the museum welcomed 70 friends and math enthusiasts to the NY Hall of Science to explore the Math Midway and learn more about MoMath. Paul Hoffman, author of The Man Who Loved Only Numbers, spoke about Paul Erdös’s passion for mathematics, and Jack Hidary, Chairman of National Lab Day, spoke about the importance of hands-on learning experiences like those that are the focus of the museum.