MoMath July – August 2020 Upcoming Events

Dear MoMath friends,

MoMath welcomes the season of sun with a special summer series featuring top female mathematicians — don’t miss your chance to get up close and personal with these fifteen highly accomplished women.  Continue to be inspired as we meet the winners of the first annual Strogatz Prize for Math Communication — these amazing high school students and their projects will give us all something to celebrate.  Then, kick back with a glass of wine as we learn about the math of wine tears, play with word patterns and symmetries, and unwind with fun origami designs under the guidance of an expert.  Plus, keep your brain buzzing as we close out MoMath’s “Year of the Puzzle” with path puzzles, cooperative puzzles, logic puzzles, and even puzzles about hats — as well as a special, one-time-only Best of “Mind-Benders for the Quarantined!” puzzle event hosted by series creator Peter Winkler.  Finally, don’t miss the first-ever online version of the NYC Math Festival, featuring engaging activities for all!

Due to the current health situation, the Museum is temporarily closed.  Please enjoy the following programs and activities, all available online.  Additionally, many of MoMath’s programs are being offered for free or at a reduced rate for those in need and for those with Museum memberships — please visit individual event pages for more information.

MoMath at a Glance  

Ongoing

Mind-Benders for the Quarantined!, weekly mathematical puzzles from MoMath’s puzzle master, Dr. Peter Winkler
MoMath Online: Student Sessions, educator-led sessions for pre-K – 12 students exploring math from home
MathPlay Summer, MoMath’s summer program for preschoolers
MathPlay Mini, MoMath’s drop-in program for preschoolers
Register now Transformations 2020, virtual summer camp at MoMath — offering weekly sessions starting June 29
Thu, June 25 Folding Fridays: unique origami designs all summer long
Thu, June 25 The Limit Does Not Exist, a program for teen and tween girls who like math
Fri, June 26 Equilibrium, MoMath’s adult evening of mathematical games — featuring the maker of Bullseye!
Sun, June 28 Strogatz Prize for Math Communication award ceremony
Tue, June 30 Big and Very Big Number Series: “Unimaginably BIG Numbers with Paul Zeitz
Wed, July 1 Math Encounters “Shockwaves: the Mathematics of Tears of Wine” with Andrea Bertozzi
Thu, July 2 Folding Fridays: unique origami designs all summer long
Thu, July 2 Ask a Mathematician — anything! with Alex Kontorovich
Tue, July 7 Big and Very Big Number Series: “To Infinity…” with Paul Zeitz
Thu, July 9 Path Puzzles with Roderick Kimball
Fri, July 10 Folding Fridays: unique origami designs all summer long
Sun, July 12 Cooperative Puzzles with Peter Winkler
Tue, July 14 Meet a Mathematician featuring Conrad Wolfram
Tue, July 14 Big and Very Big Number Series: “Beyond Infinity” with Paul Zeitz
Thu, July 16 Math Gym, a workout for your brain
Fri, July 17 Folding Fridays: unique origami designs all summer long
Fri, July 17 Family Fridays: “Word Patterns: Pinwheels, Tessellations, and Ambigrams” with Scott Kim
Sat, July 18 NYC Math Festival now online.  All are welcome — register today!
Sun, July 19 Cooperative Puzzles with Peter Winkler
Thu, July 23 The Limit Does Not Exist, a program for teen and tween girls who like math
Fri, July 24 Folding Fridays: unique origami designs all summer long
Sun, July 26 Tween Primes, the MoMath book club for teens and tweens: Math Talk by Theoni Pappas
Sun, July 26 UnlimitedMoMath’s mix-n-mingle program for middle and high school students
Tues, July 28 Hats and Liars, “Hat Puzzles” with Peter Winkler
Fri, July 31 Folding Fridays: unique origami designs all summer long
Tues, Aug 4 Hats and Liars, “Logic Puzzles” with Peter Winkler
Wed, Aug 5 Math Encounters — “Number Theory Problems: From Easy to Undecidable” with Bjorn Poonen
Thu, Aug 6 Ask a Mathematician — anything! with Alex Kontorovich
Fri, Aug 7 Folding Fridays: unique origami designs all summer long
Tue, Aug 11 Meet a Mathematician featuring Inna Zakharevich
Thu, Aug 13 Math Gym, a workout for your brain
Fri, Aug 14 Folding Fridays: unique origami designs all summer long
Fri, Aug 21 Folding Fridays: unique origami designs all summer long
Sun, Aug 23 Tween Primes, the MoMath book club for teens and tweens: Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt
Sun, Aug 23 Unlimited, MoMath’s mix-n-mingle program for middle and high school students
Tue, Aug 25 The Best of “Mind-Benders for the Quarantined!” with Peter Winkler
Thu, Aug 27 The Limit Does Not Exist, a program for teen and tween girls who like math
Fri, Aug 28 Folding Fridays: unique origami designs all summer long
Wed, Sep 2 Math EncountersAiry Predictions: The Mathematics of Air Quality and Weather Forecasts” with Kristin Lauter

MoMath in the news:

Art by the Numbers: At the National Museum of Mathematics, origami helps bridge the gap between art and math and finds the beauty in both.

MoMath: The National Museum of Mathematics in NYC Helps Adults and Children Better Understand the Universal Language Behind Finance

Retail Pick of the Month: Quadrillion
Quadrillion is the ultimate solitaire game for all ages, with big, sturdy puzzle pieces that are easy and fun to handle.  Start a new challenge in a snap, with no direction required!  Just place the four magnetic grids together and start playing.  Can you fit the 12 puzzle pieces on the game board you just created?  Available to ship now from Additions, the online shop at MoMath.


ONGOING PROGRAMS

Transformations 2020, the virtual summer camp at MoMath
Weekly online sessions, June 29 through September 4
Students will experience the richness of mathematics with America’s only museum dedicated to math.  With five different themes, each one-week session offers interactive educator-led sessions, creative projects, and supervised independent activities to make math come alive for each and every participant, from rising first graders through rising ninth graders.  Learn more and register at transformations.momath.org.

MoMath Online: Student Sessions for grades pre-K through 12
Mondays through Fridays

Parents, enroll your children in engaging, interactive math exploration in the popular MoMath Online: Student Sessions program.  Break the boredom of being at home with a journey into the wonderful and intriguing world of mathematics, guided by an experienced MoMath educator.  Morning and afternoon slots available every weekday, Monday through Friday!  For more information and to register, visit studentsessions.momath.org.

MathPlay Summer, MoMath’s summer program for preschoolers
Session One: Tuesdays and Thursdays, July 7 – July 16 (4 classes)
“All About the Numbers” for 3-year-olds: 9:30 – 10:00 am EDT (New York)
Show Me the Money” for 4- and 5-year-olds: 10:30 – 11:00 am EDT (New York)
In MathPlay Summer, MoMath’s virtual summer program for preschoolers, children play well-developed games that broaden math skills, improve problem-solving skills, and fine-tune motor coordination and social skills.  Enroll in each two-week session, which offers two thirty-minute classes per week, to create consistency and to build foundational math skills around a playful, thematic unit.  For more information and to register, visit mathplay.momath.org.

MathPlay Mini, MoMath’s drop-in program for preschoolers
Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays

Don’t know how your preschool child feels about math yet?  MathPlay Mini drop-in sessions offer children the opportunity to engage online in activities that develop number sense, broaden math skills, and improve problem-solving skills.  Learn more and register at mini.momath.org.


UPCOMING EVENTS

Folding Fridays
Thursday, June 25, at 3:00 pm EDT (New York)

Back by popular demand!  In this continuation of the spring series, origami expert Kathleen Sheridan will teach unique origami models to learners ages seven through adult.  Every session will be different, and each session can stand alone.  Sign up for the full 10-class series at a special rate.  Explore the wonders of paper folding — there’s math in every fold!  Learn more and register at foldingfridays.momath.org.

The Limit Does Not Exist: a program for teen and tween girls who like math
Thursday, June 25, at 6:30 pm EDT (New York)
Join a diverse group of women in mathematics as they share their personal career journeys and experiences and answer your questions.  This is your chance to hear from real mathematicians, with real stories, about what it’s really like to study math after high school and have a math-focused career — it’s a girls’ world after all!  Featured women in this event will include: Ingrid Daubechies, Julia Kempe, Bryna Kra, Neha Murad, and Talithia Williams.  Free registration is available for participants from families with financial need.  MoMath is grateful to Lyda Hill Philanthropies and the Association of Science and Technology Centers, as well as to Arnold Leibowitz in honor of Martin Albert Leibowitz, for their support of this exciting program.  Learn more and register at nolimit.momath.org.

Equilibrium Online, an adult evening of mathematical games
Friday, June 26, at 7:00 pm EDT (New York)

Join us to learn and play Bullseye, a new game from Jem Games in which players roll for a target number, then race to find as many combinations of six standard dice as possible in a short time.  Game creator Jorge Moore will teach the game, discuss strategies, and talk about the development of the game and its applications to math education.  Also, stick around for a sneak preview of Jorge’s new game, Fraction Traction Bullseye.  There will be challenge puzzles, games at every skill level, and a great social atmosphere.  All attendees will receive one month of free access to the online, interactive version of Bullseye.  Learn more and register at equilibrium.momath.org.

Strogatz Prize for Math Communication award ceremony
Sunday, June 28, at 3:00 pm EDT (New York)

The Steven H. Strogatz Prize for Math Communication is a worldwide contest where high school students win cash prizes for compelling math communication projects.  Join MoMath in celebrating the winners and their outstanding array of projects.  Special introduction by stand-up comedian and best-selling author Matt Parker.  This event is free for all attendees.  Learn more and register at strogatzawards.momath.org.

Big and Very Big Number Series: “Unimaginably BIG Numbers” with Paul Zeitz
Tuesday, June 30, at 6:30 pm EDT (New York)

How can we use mathematics to find order within chaos?  How big does a random object need to be in order to contain something orderly?  By asking some innocent questions and investigating a few examples, we’ll land on some truly ENORMOUS answers.  Learn more and register at reallybignumbers.momath.org.

Math Encounters — “Shockwaves: the Mathematics of Tears of Wine” with Andrea Bertozzi
Wednesday, July 1, at 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm EDT (New York)
Sit back, relax, pour yourself a glass of wine (alcoholic or not), and learn something new as Andrea Bertozzi illustrates the mathematics behind the little shock waves going through your vessel of vino, creating a weepy pattern of “wine tears” on the inside of your glass!  Special introduction by Krešimir Penavić of Clai Winery.  Register for this free presentation at mathencounters.org.

Folding Fridays
Thursday, July 2, at 2:30 pm EDT (New York)

Back by popular demand!  In this continuation of the spring series, origami expert Kathleen Sheridan will teach unique origami models to learners ages seven through adult.  Every session will be different, and each session can stand alone.  Sign up for the full 10-class series at a special rate.  Explore the wonders of paper folding — there’s math in every fold!  Learn more and register at foldingfridays.momath.org.

Ask a MathematicianAnything!
Thursday, July 2, at 4:00 pm EDT (New York)
Ever wanted to ask a mathematician something, maybe about a curious new idea you have, or a concept you’d like to understand better?  Don’t know whom to ask?  Here’s your chance!  MoMath’s Dean of Academic Content and Rutgers Math Professor Alex Kontorovich will host this free, one-hour, online session.  Learn more and register at askmath.momath.org.

Big and Very Big Number Series: “To Infinity…” with Paul Zeitz
Tuesday, 
July 7, at 6:30 pm EDT (New York)
Let’s leave finite numbers behind and explore two scales of the infinite: the countable and the uncountable.  Once we admit the infinite into our mathematical world, things start to get really strange; in fact, even paradoxical!  Learn more and register at infinity.momath.org.

Path Puzzles with Roderick Kimball
Thursday,
July 9, at 6:30 pm EDT (New York)
You enter a room and the door slams behind you… you must find your way to another exit, but the floor is covered with invisible trapdoors!  Your only guide is a map with numerical clues that both conceal and reveal a narrow, winding path.  Can you find your way out?  Join Path Puzzles creator Roderick Kimball for an evening of puzzling exploration.  Learn more and register at pathpuzzles.momath.org.

Folding Fridays
Friday, July 10, at 3:00 pm EDT (New York)

Back by popular demand!  In this continuation of the spring series, origami expert Kathleen Sheridan will teach unique origami models to learners ages seven through adult.  Every session will be different, and each session can stand alone.  Sign up for the full 10-class series at a special rate.  Explore the wonders of paper folding — there’s math in every fold!  Learn more and register at foldingfridays.momath.org.

Cooperative Puzzles with Peter Winkler
Sunday, July 12 and July 19, at 4:00 pm EDT (New York)
MoMath is pleased to present a special, two-part seminar for gifted high school students, featuring guest presenter Dr. Peter Winkler, as part of its ongoing Expansions program.  For many mathematical puzzles, a solution requires collaboration; there may be multiple solutions, ideas requiring development, or just a kind of thinking that benefits from several points of view.  We’ll explore some of these, and maybe come up with some new solutions — or even some new puzzles!  Cooperative Puzzles is open to all mathematically gifted high school students (enrolled in a gifted program or a top 5% performer in math) and does not require prior admission into the Expansions program.  Learn more and register at cooperate.momath.org.

Meet a Mathematicianhosted by Alex Kontorovich, featuring Conrad Wolfram
Tuesday, July 14, at 4:00 pm EDT (New York)
Did you ever wonder what a mathematician does all day?  Or what made someone decide to become a mathematician?  Or even, what a mathematician does for fun?  You may be surprised by some of the answers!  Join host Alex Kontorovich as we bring diverse and talented guests to the MoMath stage to share their experiences, their stories, and their love of mathematics.  July will feature a special guest: physicist, mathematician, and technologist Conrad Wolfram will talk about his new book The Math(s) Fix — an education blueprint for the AI age; he will also discuss ways to use the power of computation to deliver better decisions.  Learn more and register at meetmath.momath.org.

Big and Very Big Number Series: “Beyond Infinity” with Paul Zeitz
Tuesday,
July 14, at 6:30 pm EDT (New York)
A careful study of countable and uncountable sets, along with an innocent principle of logic, allows us to perform one of the strangest mathematical constructions: the Banach-Tarski paradox, where we will take a solid sphere, decompose it into a few pieces, then reassemble those pieces to form two perfect copies of the original sphere!  Learn more and register at beyond.momath.org.

Math Gym, a workout for your brain
Thursday,
July 16, at 3:30 pm EDT (New York)
Students, spend an hour online with MoMath, independently working on engaging and beautiful math problems hand-selected by MoMath’s advisory council of math PhDs.  Choose whichever challenges you like and explore them with the guidance and mentorship of an expert mathematician.  If you love math and want to experience the incredible joy of mathematical discovery, you won’t want to miss this enjoyable monthly program.  These very limited spots fill quickly, so sign up soon!  Learn more and register at workout.momath.org.

Folding Fridays
Friday, July 17, at 3:00 pm EDT (New York)

Back by popular demand!  In this continuation of the spring series, origami expert Kathleen Sheridan will teach unique origami models to learners ages seven through adult.  Every session will be different, and each session can stand alone.  Sign up for the full 10-class series at a special rate.  Explore the wonders of paper folding — there’s math in every fold!  Learn more and register at foldingfridays.momath.org.

Family Fridays at MoMath presented by Two Sigma: “Word Patterns: Pinwheels, Tessellations, and Ambigrams” with Scott Kim
Friday, July 17, at 6:30 pm EDT (New York)

What do calligraphy and logo design have to do with geometry and mathematical patterns?  In this highly participatory online event, mathematical artist and puzzle designer Scott Kim invites us to make patterns out of the written word.  Duplicate letters to make pinwheels, repeat words to tile the plane, and draw ambigrams that read the same upside down and right side up.  Scott will start with a tour of the many ways artists have spun patterns out of symbols, beginning with the MoMath logo.  Then he’ll lead us through creative exercises where we will create patterns out of our own names and other words.  Along the way we’ll learn about geometric transformations, font design, logo design, and mathematical patterns.  Come prepared with blank paper, pen or pencil, and colored pencils or pastels.  Register at familyfridays.momath.org.

Fifth Annual NYC Math Festival
Saturday, July 18, at 2:00 pm EDT (New York)
MoMath is pleased to present the fifth annual NYC Math Festival.  For the first time ever, this NYC-based festival will be accessible to everyone around the world, providing a full schedule of engaging mini-sessions all day long.  Join some of MoMath’s most popular presenters for a nonstop series of math entertainment, including mathematical games, intriguing puzzles and brainteasers, music, magic, hands-on projects to do at home, and much more — fun for the entire family!  Featured presenters include Mike Andrejkovics, Bruce Bayly, Art Benjamin, Manjul Bhargava, Tim and Tanya Chartier, John Chase, Chris Danielson, Alex Kontorovich, Yana Mohanty, Godwyn Morris, Ralph Pantozzi, David Reimann, Lauren Rose, Daniel Rose-Levine, Karl Schaffer, Steve Sherman, James Tanton, Peter Winkler, and Wendy Zeichner.  One price is good for multiple family members residing in a single household and all attendees may enter and exit events throughout the day.  Learn more and register at nycmath.momath.org.

Cooperative Puzzles with Peter Winkler
Sunday, July 19, at 4:00 pm EDT (New York)
MoMath is pleased to present a special, two-part seminar for gifted high school students, featuring guest presenter Dr. Peter Winkler, as part of its ongoing Expansions program.  For many mathematical puzzles, a solution requires collaboration; there may be multiple solutions, ideas requiring development, or just a kind of thinking that benefits from several points of view.  We’ll explore some of these, and maybe come up with some new solutions — or even some new puzzles!  Cooperative Puzzles is open to all mathematically gifted high school students (enrolled in a gifted program or a top 5% performer in math) and does not require prior admission into the Expansions program.  Learn more and register at cooperate.momath.org.

The Limit Does Not Exist: a program for teen and tween girls who like math
Thursday, July 23, at 6:30 pm EDT (New York)

Join a diverse group of women in mathematics as they share their personal career journeys and experiences and answer your questions.  This is your chance to hear from real mathematicians, with real stories, about what it’s really like to study math after high school and have a math-focused career — it’s a girls’ world after all!  Featured women in this event will include: Jennifer Beineke, Lisa Fauci, Leona A. Harris, Sandy Kurtzig, and Melanie Matchett Wood.  Free registration is available for participants from families with financial need.  MoMath is grateful to Lyda Hill Philanthropies and the Association of Science and Technology Centers, as well as to Arnold Leibowitz in honor of Martin Albert Leibowitz, for their support of this exciting program.  Learn more and register at nolimit.momath.org.

Folding Fridays
Friday, July 24, at 3:00 pm EDT (New York)

Back by popular demand!  In this continuation of the spring series, origami expert Kathleen Sheridan will teach unique origami models to learners ages seven through adult.  Every session will be different, and each session can stand alone.  Sign up for the full 10-class series at a special rate.  Explore the wonders of paper folding — there’s math in every fold!  Learn more and register at foldingfridays.momath.org.

Tween Primes, the MoMath book club for tweens and teens: Math Talk: Mathematical Ideas in Poems for Two Voices by Theoni Pappas
Sunday, July 26, at 5:30 pm EDT (New York)
Who would have thought there was a direct way to connect mathematical concepts to poetry?  Creative juices were certainly at work when this book of mathematical dialogues was created by Theoni Pappas, presenting a new way to enjoy and learn mathematical ideas through poetic dialogues.  Join MoMath’s book club for teens and tweens as we explore the many beautiful connections between math and poetry.  Learn more and register at tweenprimes.momath.org

Unlimited, MoMath’s mix-n-mingle program for students in middle and high school
Sunday, July 26, at 6:30 pm EDT (New York)

Unlimited is back, in a new online format!  Come spend an hour or more with your peers, enjoying interesting activities and interactive social games, all led by an experienced MoMath educator.  This month, we’ll play an online version of the classic mathematical matching game, SET — you don’t need to own a copy to join.  Put your problem-solving skills to the test as you race against others to find correct combinations of cards.  SET combines quick thinking, combinatorial reasoning, and abstract logic in a fun and exciting game.  Stick around for a dance party at the end!  Learn more and register at unlimited.momath.org.

Hats and Liars, “Hat Puzzles” with Peter Winkler
Tuesday, July 28, at 6:30 pm EDT (New York)
In this two-part series, Peter Winkler will explore hat puzzles and logic puzzles.  Each of these categories has spawned dozens of great conundrums.  Be prepared the next time someone hits you with one of these!  In the first of this two-part series, imagine you are wearing a hat of unknown color.  Given a specific set of rules, can you deduce the color of your own hat based on the hat colors you see on other people’s heads?  Learn more and register at hatsliars.momath.org.

Folding Fridays
Friday, July 31, at 3:00 pm EDT (New York)

Back by popular demand!  In this continuation of the spring series, origami expert Kathleen Sheridan will teach unique origami models to learners ages seven through adult.  Every session will be different, and each session can stand alone.  Sign up for the full 10-class series at a special rate.  Explore the wonders of paper folding — there’s math in every fold!  Learn more and register at foldingfridays.momath.org.

Hats and Liars, “Logic Puzzles” with Peter Winkler
Tuesday, August 4, at 6:30 pm EDT (New York)
In this two-part series, Peter Winkler will explore hat puzzles and logic puzzles.  Each of these categories has spawned dozens of great conundrums.  Be prepared the next time someone hits you with one of these!  In the second of the this two-part series, you’ll solve riddles by making a series of deductions — sometimes even deductions about other people’s deductions!  Some of those other people may be truth-tellers, some may be liars, or some may even be random answerers — or they may even be friends wearing colored hats!  Learn more and register at hatsliars.momath.org.

Math Encounters “Number Theory Problems: From Easy to Undecidable” with Bjorn Poonen
Wednesday, August 5, at 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm EDT (New York)

Rational numbers are fractions such as -2/7.  It turns out that the circle x2+y2=3 has no points whose coordinates are rational numbers, while the circle x2+y2=5 has infinitely many.  Why do these equations behave so differently?  What about more complicated equations: is there a method to decide whether there are any solutions in rational numbers?  Join Bjorn Poonen, Distinguished Professor in Science at MIT, as a search for answers leads to questions about prime numbers, geometry, and problems that a computer will never be able to solve.  Register for this free presentation at mathencounters.org.

Ask a MathematicianAnything!
Thursday, August 6, at 4:00 pm EDT (New York)
Ever wanted to ask a mathematician something, maybe about a curious new idea you have, or a concept you’d like to understand better?  Don’t know whom to ask?  Here’s your chance!  MoMath’s Dean of Academic Content and Rutgers Math Professor Alex Kontorovich will host this free, one-hour, online session. Learn more and register at askmath.momath.org.

Folding Fridays
Friday, August 7, at 3:00 pm EDT (New York)

Back by popular demand!  In this continuation of the spring series, origami expert Kathleen Sheridan will teach unique origami models to learners ages seven through adult.  Every session will be different, and each session can stand alone.  Sign up for the full 10-class series at a special rate.  Explore the wonders of paper folding — there’s math in every fold!  Learn more and register at foldingfridays.momath.org.

Meet a Mathematicianhosted by Alex Kontorovich, featuring Inna Zakharevich
Tuesday, August 11, at 4:00 pm EDT (New York)

Did you ever wonder what a mathematician does all day?  Or what made someone decide to become a mathematician?  Or even, what a mathematician does for fun?  You may be surprised by some of the answers!  Join host Alex Kontorovich as we bring diverse and talented guests to the MoMath stage to share their experiences, their stories, and their love of mathematics.  In August, Alex welcomes Inna Zakharevich, Assistant Professor of Mathematics at Cornell University.  Learn more and register at meetmath.momath.org.

Math Gym, a workout for your brain
Thursday, August 13, at 3:30 pm EDT (New York)

Students, spend an hour online with MoMath, independently working on engaging and beautiful math problems hand-selected by MoMath’s advisory council of math PhDs.  Choose whichever challenges you like and explore them with the guidance and mentorship of an expert mathematician.  If you love math and want to experience the incredible joy of mathematical discovery, you won’t want to miss this enjoyable monthly program.  These very limited spots fill quickly, so sign up soon!  Learn more and register at workout.momath.org.

Folding Fridays
Friday, August 14, at 3:00 pm EDT (New York)
Friday, August 21, at 3:00 pm EDT (New York)

Back by popular demand!  In this continuation of the spring series, origami expert Kathleen Sheridan will teach unique origami models to learners ages seven through adult.  Every session will be different, and each session can stand alone.  Sign up for the full 10-class series at a special rate.  Explore the wonders of paper folding — there’s math in every fold!  Learn more and register at foldingfridays.momath.org.

Tween Primes, the MoMath book club for tweens and teens: Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt
Sunday, August 23, at 5:30 pm EDT (New York)
Join MoMath’s book club for teens and tweens to explore a very different meaning of infinity.  Doomed to — or blessed with — eternal life after drinking from a magic spring, the Tuck family wanders about trying to live as inconspicuously and comfortably as they can.  When ten-year-old Winnie Foster stumbles on their secret, the Tucks take her home and explain why living forever at one age is less of a blessing than it might seem.  Complications arise when Winnie is followed by a stranger who wants to market the spring water for a fortune.  Learn more and register at tweenprimes.momath.org.

Unlimited, MoMath’s mix-n-mingle program for students in middle and high school
Sunday, August 23, at 6:30 pm EDT (New York)

Unlimited is back, in a new online format!  Come spend an hour or more with your peers, enjoying interesting activities and interactive social games, all led by an experienced MoMath educator.  Stick around for a dance party at the end!  Learn more and register at unlimited.momath.org.

The Best of “Mind-Benders for the Quarantined!” with Peter Winkler
Thursday, August 25, at 6:30 pm EDT (New York)

Reaching almost eight thousand people in more than eighty countries around the world, Mind-Benders for the Quarantined! has been a runaway hit that helped engage people all over the world during an unprecedented global shutdown.  Now, Mind-Benders guru Peter Winkler will reveal which puzzles were the hardest, which were easiest, and which were most controversial.  Subscribers will get to vote on their favorites — and least favorites!  Learn more and register at mindbenderstalk.momath.org.

The Limit Does Not Exist: a program for teen and tween girls who like math
Thursday, August 27, at 6:30 pm EDT (New York)

Join a diverse group of women in mathematics as they share their personal career journeys and experiences and answer your questions.  This is your chance to hear from real mathematicians, with real stories, about what it’s really like to study math after high school and have a math-focused career — it’s a girls’ world after all!  Featured women in this event will include: Maria Chudnovsky, Minerva Cordero, Madalina Persu, Jill Pipher, and Maddie Weinstein.  Free registration is available for participants from families with financial need.  MoMath is grateful to Lyda Hill Philanthropies and the Association of Science and Technology Centers, as well as to Arnold Leibowitz in honor of Martin Albert Leibowitz, for their support of this exciting program.  Learn more and register at nolimit.momath.org.

Folding Fridays
Friday, August 28, at 3:00 pm EDT (New York)

Last chance!  In this last session of the summer, origami expert Kathleen Sheridan will teach unique origami models to learners ages seven through adult.  Every session will be different, and each session can stand alone.  Sign up for the full 10-class series at a special rate.  Explore the wonders of paper folding — there’s math in every fold!  Learn more and register at foldingfridays.momath.org.

Math Encounters Airy Predictions: The Mathematics of Air Quality and Weather Forecasts” with Kristin Lauter
Wednesday, September 2, at 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm EDT (New York)

Join Kristin Lauter, Principal Researcher and Partner Research Manager at Microsoft, for a dynamic presentation on the mathematics of air quality and weather forecasts.  Special introduction by Jill Pipher, Professor of Mathematics at Brown University and President of the American Mathematical Society.  Register for this free presentation at mathencounters.org.


Ongoing Offerings at MoMath:

Integrators: The MoMath High School Volunteer Program
MoMath accepts a limited number of high school students for ongoing volunteer roles during summer vacation and/or the academic year.  The Integrators program offers a unique chance to improve interpersonal and communication skills, explore mathematical concepts, and learn valuable job skills.  MoMath students interact with visitors on the Museum floor and train with professional educators, interpreters, and managers.  Students who participate during summer vacation commit five days per week.  During the school year, this opportunity requires a commitment of approximately one day per week, typically a Saturday or Sunday, from September through June.  Apply now for summer 2020 (online) or the 2020-2021 school year (online and/or in person), or both!  Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.  Learn more and apply at volunteers.momath.org.

Substitutions: Educator (part-time) and Substitute (per diem) positions available
If you enjoy the flexibility and pace of per-diem classroom education, consider applying to MoMath’s substitute educator program, Substitutions.  MoMath is looking for motivated, experienced substitute teachers who can engage a room full of students and share their love of enriching mathematics — training provided!  This program offers flexible scheduling to accommodate your needs, competitive pay, and the potential for regular engagement.  Online positions available.  Learn more about educator positions and apply at jobs.momath.org.

School and group visits
MoMath has more than one dozen great programs for school groups visiting the Museum, in person and online.  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 fieldtrips.momath.org.

Free trips for Title I schools
Thanks to the support of organizations including Con Edison, Two Sigma, and The Scripps Family Fund for Education and the Arts, as well as New York City Council Member Mark Levine, 7th District, and some generous MoMath friends, support for Title I schools is now available.  To apply for a free trip (online or in person) in the 2020-2021 school year, visit titleone.momath.org.  Interested in sponsoring a field trip?  Email donation@momath.org.


Beautiful Math
See what mathematicians think is beautiful about mathematics at beautiful.momath.org.

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Join the MoMath community
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 for select programs in Additions, the shop at MoMath.  Become a premium member and receive early notices and invitations to exclusive MoMath events.  Join now and take advantage of MoMath’s low rates.  Note that while the Museum is closed, members receive free access to recordings of MoMath events.  Plus, all new memberships will last for one year from the date of reopening.  To learn more about long-term memberships, call 212-542-0566.

We need you!
Interested in volunteering on the Museum floor?  If you love math, would like to help others enjoy MoMath’s interactive suite of exhibits, and are willing to devote two 4-hour shifts each month, please send an email to jobs@momath.org with the subject line “MoMath integrator.”  Please include a cover letter, current résumé, and a newly-written essay that, in approximately 150 to 500 words, describes an experience that shaped your love of mathematics.

We hope to see you at MoMath!


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