Upcoming Events at MoMath

Dear MoMath friends,

MoMath is pleased to announce a number of exciting upcoming events:

Summer Camp at MoMath!
Calling all 4th through 8th graders—registration is about to close for MoMath’s exciting new summer camp program, Transformations–and there are still spaces available. Don’t miss out on the inaugural season of summer fun with math. Need-based scholarships available. To register, visit transformations.momath.org, or email education@momath.org for more information.

Field Trips for 2013-2014—don’t miss out!
Teachers, don’t miss out on the opportunity to bring your classes to visit MoMath next year. Space is filling fast; visit fieldtrip.momath.org to register for a group visit during the upcoming school year.

MoMath Storytime 1-2-3
Thursday, June 20, 4:00 pm
Toddlers and preschoolers, come listen to some number-based stories, then enjoy basic counting and number play activities. For further information and to register, visit storytime123.momath.org.

Bedtime Math
Monday, June 24, 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Join Laura Overdeck, founder of Bedtime Math, as MoMath celebrates the launch of her new book, bursting with fun, mischief-making math puzzles. Children and parents will build their own zip lines, figure out some sticky tangram puzzles, and have a chance to chat informally with the author and creator of Bedtime Math. Everybody will have a chance to purchase a signed copy of the new book, one day before it goes on sale to the general public! For further information and to register, visit bedtimemath.momath.org.

Filling the Grid:  Scrabble Strategies and Stories from the Pro
Friday, June 28, 7:00 pm
Join MoMath for an evening of Scrabble with three-time national champion Joe Edley. Joe will provide a host of tips and tricks to improve your game, as well as share some of the funny (11 points), ironic (8 points), incredible (15 points), and amazing (38 points, double word score) stories from his life as a Scrabble champ. Don’t forget to bring your Scrabble board! For further information and to register, visit scrabble.momath.org.

Math Encounters:  From Flapping Birds to Space Telescopes: the Mathematics of Origami
Wednesday, July 3, 4:00 pm or 7:00 pm
Join physicist and origami expert Robert Lang and learn how mathematics transformed an ancient Japanese art form, spawning both practical applications and a whole new genre of art. For further information and to register, visit mathencounters.org.  

Folding in Geometry
Friday, July 19, 7:00 pm
Join the Museum of Mathematics as it presents a very hands-on Family Friday event. Wendy Zeichner and Aldo Putigano of OrigamiUSA, the largest origami organization in the country, will take visitors on a tour of the mountains and valleys of paper folding. Make a piece of paper pop up into a frog; interconnect some paper squares and make a magic star; experiment with shape and color and make something beautiful to take home. Through origami, parents and children alike will explore the geometric properties of objects and how a line here and a line there can result in… a lion here and a lion there. For further information and to register, visit origami.momath.org.

Math Encounters:  The Cosmic Distance Ladder
Wednesday, August 7, 4:00 pm or 7:00 pm
Join Fields Medalist and UCLA professor Terry Tao as he demonstrates how basic math can be used to estimate distances that are out of this world. For further information and to register, visit mathencounters.org.  

Events, Birthday Parties, and More
Looking to host a one-of-a-kind event where your guests can interact with over two dozen engaging exhibits? Enter a world of mathematical intrigue, but don’t worry, amongst all the activity there is plenty of space for gala-worthy dinners, over-the-top birthday bashes, and mitzvahs. Who knew math could be this much fun? Email events@momath.org for more information.

We need your help!
Become a member today, and help ensure that MoMath continues to deliver exciting and engaging math programs for all ages. Visit momath.org/join to become a member, and receive unlimited access to MoMath’s innovative exhibits, plus discounts in Additions, the shop at MoMath. Become a premium member and receive early notice and invitations to exclusive MoMath events.

Love Light Grooves?
If you love the Light Grooves exhibit featured in MoMath’s front gallery, now you can bring a piece of MoMath right into your home. For information about purchasing one of these unusual specular holograms, designed by artist and inventor Matthew Brand, visit lightgrooves.momath.org.

Watch MoMath on CBS News!
Math may not be as easy as pi, but it's not square, either, as Mo Rocca discovers at NYC's Museum of Mathematics
http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-3445_162-57572198/a-new-museum-devoted-to-math/

We hope to see you at MoMath!


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