MoMath Exhibit Guide
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Roll over the unusually shaped acorns and have a smooth ride due to their constant diameter.
Rotate one pattern over another to create changing and surprising new patterns.
Enjoy a kinetic showcase as this moving, computer-controlled wall displays a wide variety of wave phenomena, combinatorial algorithms, and more.
Dress yourself in a symmetrical pattern.
Bring formulas to life by exploring the multiple number of unusual three-dimensional surfaces they can create.
Use a paintbrush on the digital canvas to create intricate and colorful patterns that emerge from symmetry.
Take a shot with math! Use visitor throw statistics and a robotic basketball-shooter to take your best shot in this regulation-size free throw space.
Observe how math shows up in everyday scenes from the world around us.
Enter the cylindrical chamber and spin in the chair, creating a curved surface made entirely out of straight lines.
|Shapes of Space
Fit together shapes on differently curved surfaces and observe the differences among them.
Change the angle of the light to animate stunning stereographic images, created by precisely engraved reflective grooves in metal plates.
Take a smooth ride on square wheels.
|MoMath Logo Generator
Manipulate mathematical symbols symmetrically to create a unique MoMath-style logo.
Light up the line connecting two numbers on a special curve called a parabola, and see how it crosses the center pole exactly at the product of those two numbers.
Apply a palette of operations to transform basic shapes into unique three-dimensional sculptures.
Make some cool mathematical structures with these uncommon construction toys.
See breaking news from the world of mathematics.
|Tracks of Galileo
Adjust the track and find the fastest path down to the bottom.
Explore the relationship between position, velocity, and acceleration with a full-body movement experience.
Get behind the wheel and enjoy a “driver’s eye” view while exploring the surfaces of a Möbius strip and a trefoil knot.
Fit two-dimensional cross-sections together to create three-dimensional forms.
Count the monkeys, turn the handle, and count again — what happened?
Press a button and watch the incredible strobing, spinning, mathematical sculpture “bloom” before your very eyes.
|Rhythms of Life
Piece together fractions to fill circular disks, which you can play as musical rhythms using an unusual selection of sounds.
Put a small bias into the bounce of each ball, and watch as your profits plummet or soar.
Interact with dozens of small, glowing robots who react to your presence and one another, generating lifelike behavior from simple mathematical rules.
Sit down and enjoy one of the many mathematical puzzles on the menu.
Arrange tile shapes inside various boundaries to try to set a MoMath record.
Move the three cameras, zoom in and out, and apply different color filters to create an amazing variety of fractal patterns using a video feedback loop.
Choose six numbers and see how the machine predicted what their sum would be before the first number was even chosen.
Use simple arithmetic to find a winning strategy in this head-to-head game, then learn its hidden yet simple secret.
Create tiling patterns called tessellations
using unusual magnetic shapes.
|Harmony of the Spheres
Create a harmonic soundscape using this interactive musical sculpture, which takes its shape from the symmetries of the 12-tone musical scale.
Bend and stretch the edges of polygons
to create tessellating tiles.
See successively smaller copies of yourself combined to make a dynamic fractal tree that sways in response to your motion.
Puzzle over Pythagoras, rotate a bird to explore geometric transformations, and decipher messages using a WWII-era encryption machine.
|In Plane Sight
Use cross-sections to figure out the shape of an invisible solid.
|Twist ’n’ Roll
Twist these shapes apart and change how they fit together to make dramatic changes in how they roll.
Step into the world of mathematical games, controlled by the movement of your feet.
|Wall of Fire
Highlight the sometimes-surprising cross-sections of different objects by using a plane of laser light to cut through their surfaces.
|Mind Over Measure
Move balls from one canister to another, or fill or empty canisters, as you try to solve a challenging range of classic water-pouring puzzles.
Roll patterns across the wall to explore different symmetries.
For images of the exhibits in the Museum, visit the photo gallery.
Thanks to a generous grant from Google, design documents for selected exhibits are available.