Family Fridays at MoMath
Presented by Two Sigma

Next Up

“Puppets and Props and
Math — Oh My!”

featuring Dave Privett
with Tanya and Tim Chartier

Friday, December 8 at 6:30 pm

(in person)

Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy are more than puppets — they’re beloved friends.  They look real, they move like they are real, and they live in worlds that feel real.  Mathematics plays a big role in creating that reality.  While Kermit the Frog is a 3D puppet, he starts as a 2D pattern.  The process of creating such patterns for both the puppets and their props, and figuring out how to make the puppets move, connects to many mathematical ideas, from geometry to calculus.  Join us to watch a 2D pattern become a 3D shape before your very eyes, then learn about the math of movement.  Let’s become MoMath puppeteers together!


Family Fridays is designed to bring family members of all ages together to enjoy a diverse array of engaging mathematical activities, promoting interest and enthusiasm among kids and adults alike.

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!”