Upcoming Events at MoMath

Math Encounters: “This Game is Rigged! How math can make you a winner” with Paul Zeitz
Wednesday, October 4, 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm

Boost your odds of winning games of strategy! University of San Francisco Professor of Mathematics and Proof School Chairman Paul Zeitz explores a variety of wagers and games that practically guarantee a win for the player who makes the best mathematical analysis — and demonstrates why this is the case. It’s not all fun and games, though: these vignettes have important mathematical morals to share. Special introduction by Mark Saul, Executive Director of the Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival. Learn more and register at mathencounters.org.

Solve for XX: A Celebration of Women in Mathematics
Thursday, October 5, 4:30 pm, including pizza

Teen and tween girls, come meet the first civilian woman in space, Anousheh Ansari, at this informal discussion session. Learn how she uses math in her life and her career, and hear the story that took her from Iran to the United States to the International Space Station. If there’s a young woman you know whose interest might be sparked, don’t miss this opportunity to interact with this engaging and entrepreneurial space adventurer. Register at solve.momath.org.

Anousheh Ansari, Entrepreneur and Space Adventurer
Thursday, October 5, 6:30 pm, including light refreshments

How does a young Iranian woman end up traveling to the International Space Station to become the first civilian woman in space? What was it like growing up in Iran and then moving to a new country as a teenager? What drove her to want to make this amazing journey, and how has the experience changed her life? Come meet Anousheh Ansari as she shares her incredible story of determination, of hard work, and ultimately, of tremendous success. Learn more and register at ansari.momath.org. Please also visit this page to donate to a scholarship fund in honor of another Iranian-American woman, Maryam Mirzakhani, who was the first woman and the first Iranian to win a Fields Medal.

Family Fridays at MoMath presented by Two Sigma: “A Construction Toy Revolution: Introducing Lux!” with Mike Acerra
Friday, October 6, 6:30 pm

Join toy creator Mike Acerra as he takes you on a hands-on journey into Lux, a creative new kinematic construction system. Using only identical square pieces with hinged joints, this novel new building system provides moving linkages that allow a whole new range of creative play. Learn how and why Lux was invented, explore the mathematical ideas encoded in it, and build mathematical and scientific models. Plus, be among the first to enjoy the brand new Platonic and Archimedean sets, created exclusively for MoMath. Learn more and register at familyfridays.momath.org.

Global Math Project Symposium and Global Math Week kickoff party
Saturday, October 7, 8:15 am

This year, Global Math Week begins on 10-10-17. In celebration of this event, MoMath has helped organize a symposium for mathematicians, math educators, and those who are involved with math outreach. All are welcome to attend this free event on Saturday, October 7 at NYU’s Courant Institute but you must register to participate. A celebration of Global Math Week will also take place later that evening at the National Museum of Mathematics, from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm. Come experience more than three dozen engaging math exhibits, plus enjoy music and refreshments, with some of the nation’s top names in mathematics. Registration is required for all events. Learn more and register at gmp.momath.org.

Free Play: A FREE morning at MoMath in honor of Global Math Week
Sunday, October 8, 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

For one morning, admission to MoMath will be completely free for all visitors, courtesy of OppenheimerFunds! Come enjoy all your favorite exhibits — and if you have friends who have never been to the Museum, there’s no better time to bring them along.

Conway’s Corner
Sunday, October 8, 10:30 am and 2:00 pm

Don’t miss legendary mathematician John Conway as he holds court at MoMath. Talk to John about math, games, and life on Sunday, October 8. John will be at the Museum from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm and again from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

Roundtable, the MoMath Math Teachers’ Circle: “Spying Spaces with Sneaky Snippets”
Sunday, October 8, 8:30 am

Join the MoMath Roundtable! If you’re a K-6 educator who wants to enjoy or improve your relationship with math, don’t miss the next installation of the Math Teachers’ Circle at MoMath. Join us for an evening of creative math play and camaraderie.

“Spying Spaces with Sneaky Snippets”
Given an arbitrary room full of valuables, how many eagle-eyed guards are needed to catch any potential sneaky thieves? Come and explore lines of sight, new representations, and polygon decomposition at MoMath! Learn more and register at roundtable.momath.org.

Unlimited, MoMath’s mix-n-mingle program for 6th through 9th graders
Sunday, October 8, 6:30 pm

If you’re excited by the idea of a math-filled, parent-free night where you can hang out with old and new friends, enjoy cookies and hot chocolate, and move to the tunes of First Class DJs, then don’t miss this exciting program just for 6th through 9th graders. The best part? No parents allowed! Learn more and register at unlimited.momath.org.

Fibonacci Fête: MoMath’s annual gala
Tuesday, October 24, 6:00 pm

Don’t miss the most fashionable math event of the season, MoMath’s 2017 gala. Join us in honoring Keith Devlin for his work in communicating mathematics to diverse audiences and enjoy hearing “The Unfiltered Math Guy” as Keith talks with his NPR Weekend Edition on-air host, Scott Simon. Learn more and register at gala.momath.org.

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2017 Transformations summer camp registration

First through eighth graders, spend the summer falling in love with mathematics as you explore the fun and beauty of mathematical games, puzzles, and geometric crafts with MoMath’s dynamic educators. Campers come back year after year to discover the never-ending wonders of mathematics. To learn more, visit summercamp.momath.org. Limited spots remain and waitlists are available; register soon!

Expansions: MoMath’s program to engage and challenge NYC’s brightest math students

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.

Weekend programs for families

Take a tour with MoMath’s new Derivatives tour program, or join one of MoMath’s specially-trained educators in Explorations, a hands-on classroom experience to discover the wonder of mathematics. Don’t miss your chance to see math in a whole new light, only at MoMath.

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: amidst all the activity there is plenty of space for gala-worthy dinners, over-the-top birthday bashes, laser-cutting parties, and bar/bat mitzvahs. Who knew math could be this much fun? Email events@momath.org for more information.