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"Build Like Banneker… with Math!"

with Shelly Jones

Friday, November 3 at 6:30 pm ET

(in person)

Construct a working clock just like Benjamin Banneker did in 1752!  Largely a self-taught mathematician, astronomer, and inventor, Banneker was one of the first renowned African American intellectuals.  The wooden clock he created as a young man is believed to be the first built in America, and it kept precise time for decades.  Inspired by this role model and guided by Shelly Jones, who is a math educator and the President of the Benjamin Banneker Association, your family will huddle together to create mathematical expressions, symbols, tables, and graphs to represent the sequence of numbers on an analog clock as you design your very own timepiece to take home.  Don’t miss this amazing opportunity to "build like Banneker!" 

Thanks to the generous support of Two Sigma, this program is free to attendees.

November 3, 2023 6:30 pm through  8:00 pm
National Museum of Mathematics
11 E. 26th St.
New York, NY 10010
United States
Phone: 212-542-0566