MoMath Exhibit Guide

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Floor 0

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Coaster Rollers Icon Coaster Rollers
Roll over the unusually shaped acorns and have a smooth ride due to their constant diameter.
Pattern Mesh Icon Pattern Mesh
Rotate one pattern over another to create changing and surprising new patterns.
Dynamic Wall Icon Dynamic Wall
Enjoy a kinetic showcase as this moving, computer-controlled wall displays a wide variety of wave phenomena, combinatorial algorithms, and more.
Pattern Pants Icon Pattern Pants
Dress yourself in a symmetrical pattern.
Formula Morph Formula Morph
Bring formulas to life by exploring the multiple number of unusual three-dimensional surfaces they can create.
Polypaint Icon Polypaint
Use a paintbrush on the digital canvas to create intricate and colorful patterns that emerge from symmetry.
Hoop Curves Icon Hoop Curves
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.
Seeing Math Icon Seeing Math
Observe how math shows up in everyday scenes from the world around us.
Hyper Hyperboloid Icon Hyper Hyperboloid
Enter the cylindrical chamber and spin in the chair, creating a curved surface made entirely out of straight lines.
Shapes of Space Icon Shapes of Space
Fit together shapes on differently curved surfaces and observe the differences among them.
Light Grooves Icon Light Grooves
Change the angle of the light to animate stunning stereographic images, created by precisely engraved reflective grooves in metal plates.
Square-Wheeled Trike Icon Square-Wheeled Trike
Take a smooth ride on square wheels.
MoMath Logo Generator Icon MoMath Logo Generator
Manipulate mathematical symbols symmetrically to create a unique MoMath-style logo.
String Product Icon String Product
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.
The Mathenaeum Icon The Mathenaeum
Apply a pallet of operations to transform basic shapes into unique three-dimensional sculptures.
Structure Studio Icon Structure Studio
Make some cool mathematical structures with these uncommon construction toys.
Math Flash Icon Math Flash
See breaking news from the world of mathematics.
Tracks of Galileo Icon Tracks of Galileo
Adjust the track and find the fastest path down to the bottom.
Motionscape Icon Motionscape
Explore the relationship between position, velocity, and acceleration with a full-body movement experience.
Twisted Thruway Icon Twisted Thruway
Get behind the wheel and enjoy a “driver’s eye” view while exploring the surfaces of a Möbius strip and a trefoil knot.

Floor -1

3-D Doodle Icon 3-D Doodle
Fit two-dimensional cross-sections together to create three-dimensional forms 3-D Doodle.
Monkey Around Icon Monkey Around
Count the monkeys, turn the handle, and count again — what happened?
Beaver Run Icon Beaver Run
No matter how you turn the tracks, can you ever make the beavers meet?
Rhythms of Life Icon Rhythms of Life
Piece together fractions to fill circular disks, which you can play as musical rhythms using an unusual selection of sounds.
Edge FX Icon Edge FX
Put a small bias into the bounce of each ball, and watch as your profits plummet or soar.
Robot Swarm Icon Robot Swarm
Interact with dozens of small, glowing robots who react to your presence and one another, generating lifelike behavior from simple mathematical rules.
Enigma Café Icon Enigma Café
Sit down and enjoy one of the many mathematical puzzles on the menu.
Shape Ranger Icon Shape Ranger
Arrange tile shapes inside various boundaries to try to set a MoMath record.
Feedback Fractals Icon Feedback Fractals
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.
Sixth Sense Icon Sixth Sense
Choose six numbers and see how the machine predicted what their sum would be before the first number was even chosen.
Finding Fifteen Icon Finding Fifteen
Use simple arithmetic to find a winning strategy in this head-to-head game, then learn its hidden yet simple secret.
Tessellation Station Icon Tessellation Station
Use simple arithmetic to find a winning strategy in this head-to-head game, then learn its hidden yet simple secret.
Harmony of the Spheres Icon 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.
Tile Factory Icon Tile Factory
Create a harmonic soundscape using this interactive musical sculpture, which takes its shape from the symmetries of the 12-tone musical scale.
Human Tree Icon Human Tree
See successively smaller copies of yourself combined to make a dynamic fractal tree that sways in response to your motion.
Time Tables Icon Time Tables
Puzzle over Pythagoras, rotate a bird to explore geometric transformations, and decipher messages using a WWII-era encryption machine.
In Plane Sight Icon In Plane Sight
Use cross-sections to figure out the shape of an invisible solid.
Twist ’n’ Roll Icon Twist ’n’ Roll
Twist these shapes apart and change how they fit together to make dramatic changes in how they roll.
Math Square Icon Math Square
Step into the world of mathematical games, controlled by the movement of your feet.
Wall of Fire Icon 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 Icon 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.
Water Frieze Icon Water Frieze
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.
Coaster Rollers
Roll over the unusually shaped acorns and have a smooth ride due to their constant diameter.
Pattern Mesh
Rotate one pattern over another to create changing and surprising new patterns.
Dynamic Wall
Enjoy a kinetic showcase as this moving, computer-controlled wall displays a wide variety of wave phenomena, combinatorial algorithms, and more.
Pattern Pants
Dress yourself in a symmetrical pattern.
Formula Morph
Bring formulas to life by exploring the multiple number of unusual three-dimensional surfaces they can create.
Polypaint
Use a paintbrush on the digital canvas to create intricate and colorful patterns that emerge from symmetry.
Hoop Curves
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.
Seeing Math
Observe how math shows up in everyday scenes from the world around us.
Hyper Hyperboloid
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.
Light Grooves
Change the angle of the light to animate stunning stereographic images, created by precisely engraved reflective grooves in metal plates.
Square-Wheeled Trike
Take a smooth ride on square wheels.
MoMath Logo Generator
Manipulate mathematical symbols symmetrically to create a unique MoMath-style logo.
String Product
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.
The Mathenaeum
Apply a pallet of operations to transform basic shapes into unique three-dimensional sculptures.
Structure Studio
Make some cool mathematical structures with these uncommon construction toys.
Math Flash
See breaking news from the world of mathematics.
Tracks of Galileo
Adjust the track and find the fastest path down to the bottom.
Motionscape
Explore the relationship between position, velocity, and acceleration with a full-body movement experience.
Twisted Thruway
Get behind the wheel and enjoy a “driver’s eye” view while exploring the surfaces of a Möbius strip and a trefoil knot.
3-D Doodle
Fit two-dimensional cross-sections together to create three-dimensional forms 3-D Doodle.
Monkey Around
Count the monkeys, turn the handle, and count again — what happened?
Beaver Run
No matter how you turn the tracks, can you ever make the beavers meet
Rhythms of Life
Piece together fractions to fill circular disks, which you can play as musical rhythms using an unusual selection of sounds.
Edge FX
Put a small bias into the bounce of each ball, and watch as your profits plummet or soar.
Robot Swarm
Interact with dozens of small, glowing robots who react to your presence and one another, generating lifelike behavior from simple mathematical rules.
Enigma Café
Sit down and enjoy one of the many mathematical puzzles on the menu.
Shape Ranger
Arrange tile shapes inside various boundaries to try to set a MoMath record.
Feedback Fractals
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.
Sixth Sense
Choose six numbers and see how the machine predicted what their sum would be before the first number was even chosen.
Finding Fifteen
Use simple arithmetic to find a winning strategy in this head-to-head game, then learn its hidden yet simple secret.
Tessellation Station
Use simple arithmetic to find a winning strategy in this head-to-head game, then learn its hidden yet simple secret.
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.
Tile Factory
Create a harmonic soundscape using this interactive musical sculpture, which takes its shape from the symmetries of the 12-tone musical scale.
Human Tree
See successively smaller copies of yourself combined to make a dynamic fractal tree that sways in response to your motion.
Time Tables
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.
Math Square
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.
Water Frieze
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.