Family Fridays at MoMath
Presented by Two Sigma

Upcoming online presentation

“Playing with Plato”

Friday, July 16 at 6:30 pm ET (New York)

Online and in person!

Playing with regular polygons (shapes with all angles equal and all sides equal) can be great fun! There are triangles (three sides), squares (four sides), pentagons (five sides), hexagons (six sides)…and so on, forever.  But what if you move into the third dimension?  Suddenly, the story is shockingly different!  Grab some toothpicks, stock up on marshmallows, and strap in for a wild ride through regularity.  Who knows, we may even visit a little bit of hyperbolic space!

This month’s Family Fridays features MoMath’s 2020-2021 Distinguished Visiting Professor for the Public Dissemination of Mathematics and Rutgers math professor Alex Kontorovich.

On Friday, July 16, you can join Family Fridays in person at the Museum (11 East 26th Street) — or online by participating in a livestream broadcast of the event.

Family Fridays is designed to bring families together to enjoy a diverse array of engaging mathematical activities, promoting interest and enthusiasm among kids and adults alike.  The activities are designed so that all attendees, regardless of age, can participate on an equal footing.  Thanks to the generous support of Two Sigma, this program is free to attendees.

Here’s what participants have to say:

“I was very impressed at how such a program could be presented that truly worked for all ages!  I, at 68, was as fascinated as the kids.  It was fun watching them grabbing what they could and happily keeping up with the activities.”

“Super excellent for all ages — one of best programs ever (not just Family Fridays — all programs everywhere!)”

“Wow!  It’s the first time we are attending Family Friday series.  We are so impressed!  You guys are amazing!  Thank you!”

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


Previous Family Fridays presentations