[MoMath] 2016 November-December Upcoming Events

Dear MoMath friends,

Whether you like video games or physical games, solving puzzles or creating them, reading books or watching a story unfold before you, there’s something for everyone at MoMath this fall.  And don’t miss your opportunity to experience MoMath After Hours, the very first event put on by MoMath’s Young Patrons Circle — come dance the night away as you experience the world of math after dark.

Want to attend the MoMath Race to the Finish gala for just $100?
Text your pledged donation of $100 or more to 346-200-0538 by midnight on Sunday, October 23rd, and you'll be eligible to win a ticket to the MoMath gala, to be held at Guastavino's at 6:00 pm on October 25*.  Include your first and last name and the amount you would like to pledge, for example: "Leonardo Bonacci 100."  Don't miss your chance to enjoy an evening of interactive math fun, to mix and mingle with some of the top names from the worlds of math, finance, and entertainment, and to hear from Nate Silver in person just two weeks before the election.
*MoMath must receive at least 15 donations to award the prize. Just a few more pledges needed; multiple pledges are allowed!

 

MoMath at a Glance  
Tuesdays & Thursdays Expansions, the K-12 gifted program at MoMath
Wednesdays Significant Figures adult education program
Sun, October 23 Stand-Up Mathematics, comedy night at MoMath
Tues, October 25 Race to the Finish: MoMath's annual gala honoring Nate Silver
Wed, November 2 Math Encounters: "Super Math Adventureland: An Interactive Journey Through the Many Worlds of Geometry" with Andreas Daniel Matt
Fri, November 4 Family Fridays at MoMath presented by Time Warner Cable: "Game On!" with Steven Clontz
Sat, November 5 2016 Dimensions puzzle hunt: "Enigmas of the Exhibits"
Sundays, November 6
through November 27
KenKen tournaments at MoMath
Mon, November 7 Math Monday returns!
Tues, November 8 "Spin, Fold, Repeat" professional development day at MoMath
Thurs, November 10 MoMath After Hours with the Young Patrons Circle
Thurs, November 17 Volumes, the MoMath book club: The Mathematician’s Shiva: A Novel
Fri, November 18 MoMath's Derivatives tour program begins
Thurs, November 24 MoMath closed for Thanksgiving Day: Happy holiday!
Fri, December 2 Family Fridays at MoMath presented by Time Warner Cable: "How Math Can Save Your Life" with Susan Marie Frontczak
Wed, December 7 Math Encounters: "How to Bake Pi: Making Abstract Mathematics Palatable" with Eugenia Cheng
Fri, December 9 Tween Primes, the MoMath book club for tweens and teens: Ruby Redfort Look Into My Eyes by Lauren Child
Wed, December 14 Summations homeschool exploration days at MoMath
Thurs, December 15 Volumes, the MoMath book club: Finding Zero by Amir Aczel
Coming in December Unlimited, a new program for middle school students

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New at MoMath!
Don’t miss your chance to take a spin on a trefoil knot or drive along the single surface of a Möbius strip with MoMath’s newest exhibit, Twisted Thruway!  Then, celebrate the work of renowned Spanish sculptor Miguel Berrocal as you try your hand at solving a replica of one of his stunning and intricate puzzle sculptures in the gallery show The Insides of Things.  Finally, make sure to catch the temporary exhibit Super Cube Shuffle, where speed, dexterity, and pattern recognition can make you a champ.  Visit soon, because Super Cube Shuffle will only be at the Museum through November 13!

Announcing Unlimited, a new program for middle school students
MoMath is launching an exciting new drop-off program this fall just for 6th, 7th, and 8th graders (no parents allowed!).  Unlimited provides an opportunity for students to make new friends and have an endless amount of mathematical fun, including nights of music, games, and more.  Register here to be notified about the launch event, coming this fall.

Significant Figures
Significant Figures is a series of twelve educator-led workshops offered to seniors.  Workshops are held Wednesdays from 3:45 to 4:45 pm from now through December.  As an added bonus, on the first Wednesday of each month, full-session registrants are invited to enjoy reserved priority seating for Math Encounters with a special opportunity to meet the presenter right before the program begins.  Sign up now for individual workshops or for the full or half series and receive a discount.  Learn more and register at significantfigures.momath.org.


Stand-Up Mathematics, comedy night at MoMath
Sunday, October 23, 6:30 pm

Join Matt Parker, stand-up comedian, author, and mathematician as he returns to MoMath to delight us with his unique brand of mathematical humor.  Matt appears regularly on TV and online, he's a presenter on the Discovery Channel, and his YouTube videos have been viewed over 25 million times.  Matt will be combining his joint loves of math and comedy as he shares some of the most interesting and entertaining bits of mathematics he's come across this year.  Learn more and register at standup.momath.org.

Race to the Finish: MoMath's annual gala honoring Nate Silver
Tuesday, October 25, 6:00 pm

Come out to support the nation's only Museum of Math and hear what Nate Silver, editor-in-chief of ESPN's FiveThirtyEight blog and a Special Correspondent for ABC News, has to say, just two weeks before the election.  Don’t miss your chance to enjoy good company, great food, some MoMath-style election-themed fun, plus another entertaining performance by Pete Muller.  Tickets on sale now: gala.momath.org.

Math Encounters: "Super Math Adventureland: An Interactive Journey Through the Many Worlds of Geometry" with Andreas Daniel Matt
Wednesday, November 2, 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm
Explore alien algebraic surfaces, four-dimensional polyhedra, and fractal and differential geometry as mathematician and award-winning math communicator Andreas Daniel Matt leads us on an adventurous and interactive video-game-style journey.  A host of embedded mathematical experiments await, including bonus and secret levels, boss fights, short cuts, and power ups!  Watch for open questions in current mathematical research to appear as you experience this multi-player game featuring the very latest in mathematical visualizations and graphics.  Special introduction by private astronaut Richard Garriott de Cayeux, creator of the Ultima video games.  Learn more and register at mathencounters.org.

Family Fridays at MoMath presented by Time Warner Cable: "Game On!" with Steven Clontz
Friday, November 4, 6:30 pm
Do you enjoy winning at games?  Learn unbeatable strategies and discover the beauty of combinatorial game theory as you join mathematics professor and game designer Steven Clontz for a night of family fun.  Challenge family members and friends with mathematical games such as MoMath's Finding Fifteen exhibit, and see how clever counting and logic can help you play strategically in many different types of games.  Learn more and register at familyfridays.momath.org.

2016 Dimensions puzzle hunt: "Enigmas of the Exhibits"
Saturday, November 5, 4:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Puzzle lovers, sign up now for MoMath's annual puzzle hunt where players must unlock the secrets of the Museum before time runs out.  Each year, MoMath's popular math-centric puzzle hunt draws teams from around the country for an unforgettable experience.  Learn more and register teams of three to six players at puzzlehunt.momath.org.

KenKen tournaments at MoMath
Sundays, November 6 through November 27, 10:30 am and 12:30 pm
Join KenKen creator Tetsuya Miyamoto for an exciting new program at MoMath.  Each Sunday in November, MoMath will host two tournaments using all new puzzles hand-crafted by the KenKen creator.  A championship round at the end of each 45-minute competition will determine who will be named the MoMath-KenKen Champion of the Week.  How well can you KenKen?  Come to MoMath to find out!  Learn more and register at kenken.momath.org.

Math Monday returns!
Mondays, beginning November 7

Don’t miss the return of MoMath’s weekly column discussing fun, experiential, and puzzling topics in mathematics, presented in collaboration with Make Magazine. Find it at momath.org/mathmonday.

“Spin, Fold, Repeat” professional development day at MoMath
Tuesday, November 8, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Educators, get ready to switch gears and explore the mathematics lurking between the folds!  Put your pattern recognition skills to the test and chase your conjectures in two back-to-back sessions for one full day of professional development.  Learn more and register at pd.momath.org.

MoMath After Hours with the Young Patrons Circle
Thursday, November 10, 6:00 pm
Join New York's Silicon Alley for an evening of exponential fun with an open bar and live DJ as you explore MoMath's dynamic exhibits!  After Hours is brought to you by MoMath's Young Patrons Circle and sponsored by Miller Lite, Coors, and Blue Moon.  You must be 21+ to enter; IDs checked at the door.  To register, visit afterhours.momath.org.

Volumes, the MoMath book club: The Mathematician’s Shiva: A Novel by Stuart Rojstaczer
Thursday, November 17, 6:00 pm
When the greatest female mathematician in history passes away, her son, Alexander “Sasha” Karnokovitch, just wants to mourn his mother in peace.  But rumor has it that the notoriously eccentric Polish émigré has solved one of the most difficult problems in mathematics, the Navier-Stokes Millennium Prize Problem, and may have taken the solution to her grave.  A motley group of mathematicians from around the world descend upon Rachel’s shiva, determined to find the proof or solve it for themselves.  Join us for a discussion of this multilayered (debut) novel full of colorful characters; it's an exploration of humanity’s drive not just to survive, but to solve the impossible.  Refreshments will be served.  Learn more and register at volumes.momath.org.

MoMath's Derivatives tour program
Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays beginning November 18
Announcing the newest way to enjoy MoMath: the MoMath Derivatives tour program!  Enjoy a new perspective on MoMath in a small group setting as you wander the Museum with an expert tour guide leading the way.  Choose from one of two new tours starting next month; space is limited, so register early at derivatives.momath.org.

Colorful Characters
What kinds of people do mathematics?  Learn about some of the interesting folks who have shaped the way mathematicians and the public think about mathematics, the work they did, and how their stories tie in with MoMath's exhibits.

Hidden Math
Think you’ve seen all of MoMath?  Think again!  This tour tracks the many mathematical "easter eggs" (hidden secrets) scattered throughout the Museum.

Family Fridays at MoMath presented by Time Warner Cable: "How Math Can Save Your Life" with Susan Marie Frontczak Friday, December 2, 6:30 pm
Adeptly wielding several basic math concepts spells the difference between triumph and disaster in this folktale romp though concepts such as abstraction, counting by intervals, multiplication and division, estimation, and exponential growth.  You help solve the problems along the way!  Storysmith® Susan Marie Frontczak has entertained audiences across 39 of the United States and abroad for over twenty years.  Her motto is, “Give me a place to stand, and I will take you somewhere else.”  Learn more and register at familyfridays.momath.org.

Math Encounters: "How to Bake Pi: Making Abstract Mathematics Palatable" with Eugenia Cheng
Wednesday, December 7, 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm
Mathematics can be tasty!  It's a way of thinking, and not just about numbers.  Through unexpectedly connected examples from music, juggling, and baking, Eugenia Cheng, Scientist in Residence from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, combines hands-on activities, humorous anecdotes, and everyday life with a dash of surprisingly high-level mathematics and a distinct emphasis on edible examples.  Special introduction by Bedtime Math founder and author Laura Overdeck.  Learn more and register at mathencounters.org.

Tween Primes, the MoMath book club for tweens and teens: Ruby Redfort Look Into My Eyes by Lauren Child
Friday, December 9, 4:30 pm
Tween Primes returns with Ruby Redfort Look Into My Eyes.  Thirteen-year old Ruby Redfort is a genius code-breaker with Sherlock Holmes-like observational skills.  She’s a prodigy: brilliant, tenacious, and observant.  Ruby and her best friend, Clancy Crew, dash about following hunches; they're drawn into a whirl of comedy and menace, espionage and cryptograms, and naive townspeople and baleful baddies.  The story moves with a swift pace, clever dialogue, and many codes and puzzles scattered throughout. Start reading now so that you can join the fun on December 9, at 4:30 pm, with pizza and ice cream to follow.  Learn more and register at tweenprimes.momath.org.

Summations homeschool exploration days at MoMath
Wednesday, December 14, 2:00 pm
Homeschool students, now you too can experience the excitement of a MoMath field trip!  Attend the Summations program and spend the afternoon perusing MoMath’s engaging interactive exhibits along with other homeschool families.  Registration includes admission to an exploratory, hands-on classroom experience led by one of MoMath's specially-trained educators, with workshops available for all grades.  Learn more and register at summations.momath.org.

Volumes, the MoMath book club: Finding Zero by Amir Aczel
Thursday, December 15, 6:00 pm
Come to Volumes on December 15 as we join Amir Aczel in an adventure-filled saga to find the original source of our numerals.  In Finding Zero, we follow Aczel’s quest doggedly crisscrossing the ancient world, scouring dusty, moldy texts, cross examining so-called scholars who offer wildly differing sets of facts, and ultimately penetrating deep into a Cambodian jungle.  While on this odyssey, Aczel meets a host of fascinating characters: academics in search of truth, jungle trekkers looking for adventure, surprisingly honest politicians, shameless smugglers, and treacherous archaeological thieves―who finally reveal where our numbers come from.  Along the way, we enrich our knowledge and experience of math, philosophy, religion, and the human condition.  Learn more and register at volumes.momath.org.

Four Years of MoMath Photo Contest
MoMath will be celebrating its fourth anniversary this December by creating a photo gallery of memories.  Do you have a fun image from your visit to MoMath?  Share your photos and a short comment with MoMath by emailing fouryears@momath.org, with subject line "Anniversary Photos.” You can also tag us on Instagram (#MoMath1), Twitter (@MoMath1) or Facebook (National Museum of Mathematics) with #4YearsOfMoMath.  Photos must be submitted via email to be considered for the contest.  Selected submissions will be posted in a new photo gallery in time for MoMath's fourth birthday on December 12th.

Seeing Math Photo Contest
Do you like to take photos?  Do you see math in the world around you?  If you answered “yes” to both questions, now is your opportunity to contribute a favorite mathematical photo to MoMath’s Seeing Math contest.  Winning photos will be displayed on the large screen in the Museum as part of this visual tour of the mathematical world around us.  Visit seeingmath.momath.org for details.


Beautiful Math!
See what some prominent mathematicians find beautiful about mathematics at beautiful.momath.org.

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Expansions: MoMath’s innovative program to engage and challenge NYC’s brightest math students





Reinvent math class with Expansions, MoMath's afternoon gifted program.  Featuring programs for all mathematically gifted students currently enrolled in kindergarten through 12th grade, Expansions workshops are designed and delivered by MoMath's educational team to challenge and inspire students and to broaden their mathematical horizons.  Apply now at expansions.momath.org.

School and group visits
MoMath has over a dozen great programs for school groups visiting the Museum.  From graph coloring to Möbius bands, bring your students to MoMath for a view into the exciting world of mathematics, and see why kids of all ages love visiting the Museum.  Register at fieldtrip.momath.org.

Free trips for Title I schools
Thanks to the support of companies including OppenheimerFunds, Google, Con Edison, and Two Sigma, as well as some generous MoMath friends, support for Title I schools is now available.  To apply for a free trip in the 2016-2017 school year, visit titleone.momath.orgInterested in sponsoring a field trip?  Email donation@momath.org.

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High school students: Intern at MoMath on weekends!



High school students with a love of math can become a part of MoMath!  Gain valuable experience while helping others, and add something unique to your college applications.  Applications for 2016-2017 high school internships are now available at momath.org/jobs.

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