MoMath November – December 2022 Upcoming Events

Dear MoMath friends,

Halloween is around the corner, but have no fear!  MoMath is here with a cornucopia of mathematical pleasures; don’t be afraid to try something new this fall.  Bring the entire family to November’s Family Fridays and explore mathematical map-coloring, then drop in on Starring Math as one of Disney’s top computer scientists talks about the starring role played by math in filmmaking and computer graphics.  The littlest mathematicians can enjoy MathPlay, MoMath’s pre-K program, while the literary-minded can join MoMath’s book club this month for a discussion of Living Proof — an inspiring chronicle of student achievement — featuring a guest appearance by the author.  Not to be left out, teens and tweens can indulge in MoMath’s book club for a younger audience, Tween Primes, to enjoy the math of milkshakes and other kitchen concoctions, and the entire family can come together to learn mime from a mathematical master.  Looking ahead, join us for a presentation honoring the late Peter Carr, a Founding Trustee of MoMath who was known for making complex mathematical concepts clear and accessible to all; experience the magic of math and the math of magic with mathematician and magician Matt Baker; and fulfill your gift-giving needs at Additions, the shop at MoMath, or by folding your own uniquely valuable gifts using symmetry, origami, and dollar bills at the December edition of Family Fridays.

Of special note: it’s not too late to register for the Aftermath party at MoMath on November 1 — all are welcome!

There are many programs and activities to enjoy; please read carefully to determine whether programs are in person, online, or both (in person/online).  Additionally, many of MoMath’s programs are being offered for free or at a reduced rate for those in need and for MoMath members — please visit individual event pages for more information.  The Museum (11 E 26th St) is open 364 days of the year (closed on Thanksgiving Day, November 24) but may occasionally limit access as needed.  (On Tuesday, November 1 and Wednesday, November 2, the Museum will close early at 2:30 pm ET (New York) for the 2022 MoMath Gala and November’s Math Encounters presentations, respectively.)  Be sure to check momath.org for the most up-to-date information, including special hours and/or early closures.

MoMath at a Glance
  Celebrate MoMath’s 10th birthday!  Donate to MoMath in powers of ten (dimes, ten dollars, one hundred dollars, etc.) to celebrate ten years of MoMath — in person at Additions, the shop at MoMath, or online.
Ongoing
Traces, revealing the stunning hidden patterns of moving objects, in Composite, the gallery at MoMath (in person)
Math on the Housesign up to be notified when free, last-minute seats become available for select events
Senior Sessions, educator-led sessions for mature adults (online)
MathPlay, MoMath’s program for preschoolers (in person)
MoMath Online: Student Sessions, educator-led sessions for students in grades pre-K to 12 exploring math from home (online)
Math Discovery, educator-led sessions for students and their families/caregivers hosted at the Museum (in person)
Derivatives, MoMath’s tour program (in person)
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Steven H. Strogatz Prize for Math Communication — for students 15 to 18 years old
Expansions, the gifted program at MoMath for students in first grade through high school (in person)
School and group visits: in-Museum or online visits to MoMath for students, educators, and groups (in person/online)
Free field trips for Title I schools (in person/online)
Free visits from Math Midway 2 Go for Title I schools: bring this engaging math exhibition to your school (in person)
Free on-campus educator sessions for Title I schools (in person)
Open Set 2022 — enter MoMath’s annual mathematical performing arts competition
Sat, Oct 29 Student Sessions: “Discovering Polyominoes” (for grades K–3) (online)
Sat, Oct 29 Math Discovery: “Secrets of Telling Secrets” (for grades 3–6) (in person)
Sun, Oct 30 Bridge Basics 1 — fourth session of an eight-week course (online)
Sun, Oct 30 Starring Math — discussion of the film Trouble with the Curve, hosted by Tim Chartier (online)
Tue, Nov 1 Loving Math stories, games, and laughter in a hilariously fun children’s series (for grades K–3) (online)
Tue, Nov 1 The 2022 MoMath Gala (in person)
Tue, Nov 1 The Aftermath, an evening celebration including drinks, snacks, music, and dancing (in person)
Wed, Nov 2 Senior Sessions: “Math in Art III: Friezes” (online)
Wed, Nov 2 Math Encounters: “Color My World: making modular origami map coloring models” featuring Eve Torrence (free!) (in person/online)
Thu, Nov 3 Play from the Sidelines: Sports Analytics with Tim Chartier (online)
Fri, Nov 4 Folding Fridays — learn to fold unique origami designs (online)
Fri, Nov 4 Family Fridays: “Crazy Maps: hand-coloring maps of strange worlds for fun and insight” with Eve Torrence (free!) (in person/online)
Sun, Nov 6 Master Mime and Math: More Mime at MoMath! with Tim Chartier (in person)
Tue, Nov 8 Senior Sessions: “Math of the Pandemic” (free to members!) (online)
Tue, Nov 8 Loving Math stories, games, and laughter in a hilariously fun children’s series (for grades K–3) (online)
Tue, Nov 8 Sports Analytics Research Group with Tim Chartier (online)
Wed, Nov 9 MathPlay, for pre-K students (in person)
Wed, Nov 9 Equilibrium, MoMath’s adult evening of mathematical games (free to members!) (in person)
Thu, Nov 10 Play from the Sidelines: Sports Analytics with Tim Chartier (online)
Fri, Nov 11 MoMath Mini-Camps: “Puzzle Me This” (in person)
Fri, Nov 11 Folding Fridays — learn to fold unique origami designs (online)
Fri, Nov 11 Starring Math — discussion of the film Zootopia, hosted by Tim Chartier (online)
Sat, Nov 12 Krazy Kahoot, a fast-paced family quiz game with Steve Sherman (online)
Sun, Nov 13 Bridge Basics 1 — fifth session of an eight-week course (online)
Sun, Nov 13 Master Mime and Math: More Mime at MoMath! with Tim Chartier (in person)
Mon, Nov 14 Meet a Mathematician featuring Alexander Diaz-Lopez; hosted by Tim Chartier (online)
Tue, Nov 15 Loving Math stories, games, and laughter in a hilariously fun children’s series (for grades K–3) (online)
Tue, Nov 15 Volumes, the MoMath book club: a discussion of Living Proof: Stories of Resilience Along the Mathematical Journey by Allison Henrich (online)
Wed, Nov 16 Math Gym, a workout for your brain (free!) (online)
Wed, Nov 16 MathPlay, for pre-K students (in person)
Thu, Nov 17 Senior Sessions: “Rep-tiles” (online)
Thu, Nov 17 Tween Primes, the MoMath book club for tweens and teens: The Math of a Milkshake by Katie Steckles (online)
Fri, Nov 18 Folding Fridays — learn to fold unique origami designs (online)
Sat, Nov 19 Unlimited, MoMath’s mix-n-mingle program for students in middle and high school (in person)
Sun, Nov 20 Bridge Basics 1 — sixth session of an eight-week course (online)
Sun, Nov 20 Master Mime and Math: More Mime at MoMath! with Tim Chartier (in person)
Tue, Nov 22 Senior Sessions: “Chessboards and Dominoes” (online)
Tue, Nov 22 Loving Math stories, games, and laughter in a hilariously fun children’s series (for grades K–3) (online)
Tue, Nov 29 Ask a Mathematician — Anything! with Tim Chartier (online)
Tue, Nov 29 QED: Pitfalls for Parents (online)
Wed, Nov 30 Minds on Math: “Geometry: the language of the human brain” (online)
Wed, Nov 30 Senior Sessions: “Magic Squares” (online)
Wed, Nov 30 MathPlay, for pre-K students (in person)
Wed, Nov 30 Simplified!  A lecture in honor of Peter Carr: “A Nobel Prize with elementary math” (free!) (in person/online)
Fri, Dec 2 Folding Fridays — learn to fold unique origami designs (online)
Sun, Dec 4 Bridge Basics 1 — seventh session of an eight-week course (online)
Mon, Dec 5 Starring Math — discussion of the film AlphaGo, hosted by Tim Chartier (online)
Tue, Dec 6 Loving Math stories, games, and laughter in a hilariously fun children’s series (for grades K–3) (online)
Wed, Dec 7 MathPlay, for pre-K students (in person)
Wed, Dec 7 Equilibrium, MoMath’s adult evening of mathematical games (in person)
Fri, Dec 9 Folding Fridays — learn to fold unique origami designs (online)
Fri, Dec 9 Family Fridays: “Festive fold: make a uniquely valuable star for the holidays” with Kathleen Sheridan (free!) (in person/online)
Sat, Dec 10 MoMath turns 10: Join a big birthday bash! (in person)
Sun, Dec 11 Bridge Basics 1 — final session of an eight-week course (online)
Tue, Dec 13 Loving Math stories, games, and laughter in a hilariously fun children’s series (for grades K–3) (online)
Tue, Dec 13 Exponential Party Fun with Tim Chartier (members only) (online)
Wed, Dec 14 Math Encounters: “Mathemagical Themas: A Menagerie of Mathematics and Magic” featuring Matt Baker (free!) (in person/online)
Thu, Dec 15 Meet a Mathematician featuring Edray Goins; hosted by Tim Chartier (online)
Thu, Dec 15 QED: Pitfalls for Parents (online)
Fri, Dec 16 Folding Fridays — learn to fold unique origami designs (online)
Sun, Dec 18 Tween Primes, the MoMath book club for tweens and teens: Math with Bad Drawings by Ben Orlin (online)
Mon, Dec 19 Ask a Mathematician — Anything! with Tim Chartier (online)
Tue, Dec 20 Volumes, the MoMath book club: a discussion of Mathematics, Magic and Mystery by Martin Gardner (online)
Wed, Dec 21 Math Gym, a workout for your brain (free!) (online)
Tue, Dec 27 to Thu, Dec 29 MoMath Mini-Camps (in person)
Thu, Dec 29 Math Menagerie: A Winter Activity Fair (in person)
Wed, Jan 11 Math Encounters featuring Rinus Roelofs (free!) (in person/online)

MoMath in the news:

How Can Math Blow Your Mind? (Solve It! for Kids: the science podcast for curious & creative kids and their families)

Ordinarily Extraordinary — Conversations with women in STEM: Museum of Mathematics & Cindy Lawrence, Executive Director of MoMath (Ordinarily Extraordinary)

Using Math To Teach The Rules Of Baseball (NBC News 4)

How a Mathematician Spends His Sundays (The New York Times)

Drummer Will Calhoun Debuts Selections from His Rhythm Art/AZA Collection at the National Museum of Mathematics (Broadway World)

Dinner!  Drinks!  Denominators! (The New Yorker)

Visit MoMath
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Retail Pick-of-the-Month: Pentago
Pentago is a fast and fun five-in-a-row game with added sophistication and complexity.  The goal seems simple: connect five of your pieces anywhere on the board… but the twisting board adds a significant challenge!  It’s a great game for the entire family.  Pentago is available in-store or online from Additions, the shop at MoMath.

Support MoMath while shopping at Amazon!
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MoMath gift cards
Give the gift of math!  Purchase a gift card by phone at 212-542‑0566 or stop by Additions, the shop at MoMath, to pick up your card today, good for purchases in the shop or admission to the Museum.


ONGOING PROGRAMS

Birthday parties (in person or online!)
Looking to host a one-of-a-kind birthday party full of fabulous mathematical fun?  Invite your guests to MoMath for unique party activities and games, plus a chance to explore more than 40 engaging exhibits!  From captivating constructions to scintillating scavenger hunts, enjoy exceptional experiences for birthday celebrants of all ages.  Can your hands race as fast as your minds?  With your choice of customized activities, parties can be personalized for all ages of birthday boys and girls — from children through adults, from simple to complicated.  Not in town?  Check out MoMath’s origami birthday parties, available exclusively online — you and your guests can learn the wondrous art of paper folding from an origami expert!  For more information, please email birthdays@momath.org.

MoMath comes to YOU!  Visit MoMath without leaving your school campus — limited bookings available (in person)
Students and educators, are you ready for a field trip but not leaving campus just yet?  Let MoMath come to you!  MoMath’s fully vaccinated and engaging math specialists can bring MoMath’s unique blend of enriching math activities and/or hands-on MM2GO exhibits to your campus.  Learn more and book your in-school MoMath workshop today at fieldtrips.momath.org.  Free visits for Title I schools are available — sign up online at titleone.momath.org!

Traces — on display now in Composite, the gallery at MoMath (in person)
Traces reveals the hidden patterns created as objects move through space: the pathways of birds in flight, the oars of a kayaker on a still lake, or even the drumsticks of a jazz percussionist.  Sometimes periodic but always organized, the traces of these movements — revealed by the technologically savvy artists in this exhibit — are as intriguing as they are beautiful.  Take in the stunning visuals, explore the underlying mathematics of the artwork, and manipulate interactive exhibits to create your own unique light traces.  Traces features the work of Xavi Bou, Will Calhoun, and Stephen Orlando.  Learn more at composite.momath.org.

Senior Sessions (online)
Exercise your mental muscles in 45-minute math sessions!  Join MoMath’s experienced presenters for intriguing classes on a variety of stimulating topics, including topology, puzzles, and cryptography.  Enjoy the sense of discovery and challenge in these engaging, interactive activities with a collegial cohort of mature minds.  For senior citizens / mature adults.  Learn more and register at seniorsessions.momath.org.

MathPlay, MoMath’s program for preschoolers (in person)
Led by an experienced MoMath educator, MathPlay offers children the opportunity to play well-developed games that help broaden math skills, improve problem-solving techniques, fine-tune motor coordination, and enhance communication and social skills.  Give your child every chance of success — recent studies have shown that early development of math skills can be a strong predictor of future school achievement.  Learn more and register at mathplay.momath.org.

Student Sessions for grades pre-K through 12 (online)
Mondays through Fridays
Whether your child is already passionate about mathematics or just starting to explore its wonders, MoMath Online: Student Sessions will expose your child to cool areas of mathematics not covered in school and stoke the flames for a lifelong appreciation of mathematics.  Drop-in classes guided by an experienced educator are available throughout the week, and registration is always free for families in need.  Learn more and register at studentsessions.momath.org.

Math Discovery for students and their families/caregivers (in person)
Don’t miss the chance to join one of MoMath’s specially trained educators in Math Discovery, a series of hands-on classes exploring intriguing math topics.  For students and their families/caregivers.  Limited space available.  Learn more and register at discovery.momath.org.

Derivatives, MoMath’s tour program (in person)
Enjoy a new perspective on MoMath in a small group setting as you stroll through the Museum with an expert tour guide leading the way.  Learn more at derivatives.momath.org.  To request a tour, please email groupsales@momath.org with the subject line “Derivatives Tour.”

Math tutoring (in person/online)
Is your child struggling in math?  We can help!  MoMath is offering limited private tutoring for grades K–12 with certified teachers who have extensive experience successfully teaching students online and in the classroom.  Whether your child needs assistance with homework or exam preparation, MoMath’s instructors are ready to help.  For more information, please email tutoring@momath.org.


APPLY NOW

Steven H. Strogatz Prize for Math Communication — awarded to students 15 to 18 years old
Are you a high school student who wants to share your love of math with the world?  Enter this worldwide contest!  Cash prizes will be awarded for compelling math communication projects, and award-winning projects will be posted online.  The 2022 Strogatz Prize application is now available.  To learn more and apply, visit strogatzprize.momath.org.

Expansions: an afternoon enrichment program for gifted math students (in person)
Reinvent math class with Expansions, MoMath’s afternoon gifted program.  Featuring programs for math-loving students enrolled in first through eighth grades, Expansions workshops are designed and delivered by MoMath’s educational team to illuminate the wonders of mathematics, challenge and inspire students, and broaden their mathematical horizons.  With topics ranging from fractals to cellular automata, these afternoon classes provide an opportunity for participants to learn advanced and fascinating topics not included in the standard K–12 curriculum.  Plus, students can benefit from enjoying math together in small groups of talented and focused young scholars.  To learn more and apply for the fall 2022 semester, visit expansions.momath.org.

School and group visits (in person/online)
MoMath has almost two dozen great student programs, from constructing polygons to creating Möbius strips, for school groups visiting the Museum, in person and online.  Bring your students to MoMath for a peek into the exciting world of mathematics, and see why students and teachers of all ages love the Museum.  And as an additional flexible option, educators can bring MoMath activities and exhibits to their campus!  Learn more and register at fieldtrips.momath.org.

Free programs for Title I schools (in person/online)
MoMath’s free outreach programs for Title I schools include in-person and online field trips to the Museum, workshops presented by experienced MoMath educators in your classroom, and visits to your school by Math Midway 2 Go (MM2GO), MoMath’s travelling suite of original mathematical exhibits.  Support for these programs is now available, thanks to contributions from individuals and organizations including: Judith Gibbons and Francesco Scattone, Con Edison, The Scripps Family Fund for Education and the Arts, Two Sigma, and New York City Councilwoman Carlina Rivera (2nd District).  These programs are supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.  To apply for one of these free programs, visit titleone.momath.org.  Interested in sponsoring one of them?  Email donation@momath.org.

Open Set 2022 — MoMath’s evening of performing arts
Make math your muse!  MoMath is still accepting submissions for its annual mathematical performing arts event, Open Set.  Compose a song, write a poem, juggle, spin plates — all acts with a connection to mathematics are welcome!  Visit performance.momath.org to submit.  Not a performer?  That’s okay — you can still join MoMath to enjoy a special night of live performance of selected submissions (date TBD).


JOIN THE TEAM

Are you passionate about spreading a love of mathematics?  Contact us — we’d love to welcome you to the team!  Send the following to jobs@momath.org: a cover letter, your résumé with GPA, and a 150- to 500-word statement describing your views on mathematics or an experience you’ve had related to mathematics.

Positions are available in education, administration, marketing, technology, communications, and more — visit jobs.momath.org for a complete list of MoMath’s exciting job and volunteer opportunities.

Know a recent college graduate looking for a collaborative environment at a meaningful institution?  Direct them to jobs.momath.org.

Featured positions:

Office Administrator
MoMath seeks an office administrator to facilitate the business operations of the Museum by providing a broad range of administrative support that touches on a variety of aspects of program coordination, event planning, and office management.

Recruiter
MoMath seeks an outstanding Recruiter who will help grow the Museum’s team by finding people who share our passion for changing public perceptions of mathematics.


UPCOMING EVENTS

For a complete listing of upcoming events and programs at MoMath, please visit events.momath.org.

Student Sessions: “Discovering Polyominoes” (for grades K–3) (online)
Saturday, October 29 at 9:30 am ET (New York)

You’ve heard of dominoes, but have you ever heard of trominoes, tetrominoes, or pentominoes?  Discover the many surprising shapes you can create simply by combining single-size squares.  Explore various types of symmetry using these unique objects.  Warning: Solving polyomino puzzles may provide hours of fun!  Learn more and register at studentsessions.momath.org.

Math Discovery: “Secrets of Telling Secrets” (for grades 3–6) (in person)
Saturday, October 29 at 11:00 am ET (New York)
Explore cryptography, secret codes, and ciphers.  Join us for this introduction to the substitution cipher, which hides messages by replacing letters or groups of letters with other letters or groups of letters.  Using patterns and perseverance, learn how to create hidden messages — and how to break secret codes!  For students in grades 3 through 6 and their families/caregivers.  Learn more and register at discovery.momath.org.

Bridge Basics 1 — fourth session of an eight-week course (online)
Sunday, October 30 at 2:00 pm ET (New York)

Bridge has been called one of the world’s most popular collaborative card games.  If you’ve always wanted to learn to play, don’t miss Bridge Basics 1, an eight-week course taught by American Contract Bridge League (ACBL) accredited teacher Dr. Susan J. Fishbein and designed to show you the basics.  Why does the game have such broad appeal?  Bridge stimulates both sides of the brain, from the use of a bidding language to the application of arithmetic, probability, logic, and inference.  Join us for eight weeks, and take away a hobby for a lifetime!  Learn more at bridge.momath.org.

Starring Math — discussion of the film Trouble with the Curve, hosted by Tim Chartier (online)
Sunday, October 30 at 7:00 pm ET (New York)
Math goes to the movies!  Join MoMath’s 2022–2023 Distinguished Visiting Professor Tim Chartier and special guest Scott Shapiro, Product Manager, Baseball Data Platforms at MLB, for a discussion of Trouble with the Curve.  The movie depicts a tension between experience and analytics within scouting.  In this session, Scott will discuss the new data sources being captured across baseball that are helping lead to a more symbiotic, less combative relationship among scouting, coaching, and analytics.  Learn more and register at starring.momath.org.

Loving Math — stories, games, and laughter in a hilariously fun children’s series (online)
Tuesday, November 1 at 4:00 pm ET (New York)

Join master storyteller Steve Sherman for an exciting session designed for kindergartners through third graders.  If your child loves stories, games, and laughter, don’t miss this wild and wacky event!  Learn more and register at loving.momath.org.

The 2022 MoMath Gala (in person)
Tuesday, November 1 at 6:30 pm ET (New York)
Join us on November 1 for MoMath’s annual gala, a special evening of fun and mathematics!  This year’s gala will be a celebration of MoMath’s tenth anniversary and promises to be an entertaining and engaging evening, providing a rare opportunity to interact with MoMath’s exhibits while the Museum is closed to the public.  In addition, guests at the gala will get a sneak peek at MoMath’s exciting plans for the future!  Learn more and register at gala.momath.org.

The Aftermath, a party after the MoMath Gala (in person)
Tuesday, November 1 at 9:30 pm ET (New York)
Mingle with MoMath friends and fellow math lovers at the Aftermath, a party after the MoMath Gala!  The Aftermath is open to everyone — no matter how you started your evening, be sure to end your night with mathematical puzzles, a live DJ, adult drinks, and dancing on New York City’s only Voronoi-patterned, interactive dance floor.  21+ only.  Buy your tickets today at aftermath.momath.org.

Senior Sessions: “Math in Art III: Friezes” (online)
Wednesday, November 2 at 2:00 pm ET (New York)

Continuing in the Math in Art series is an introduction to mathematical symmetry and the seven patterns of friezes.  Known for their decorative purposes and often enriched with carvings, these architectural elements have been known and used since antiquity.  For senior citizens / mature adults.  Learn more and register at seniorsessions.momath.org.

Math Encounters: “Color My World: making modular origami map coloring models” featuring Eve Torrence (free!) (in person/online)
Wednesday, November 2 at 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm ET (New York)

Why is the coloring of maps an interesting mathematical problem?  How can we visualize a map on a torus (doughnut shape)?  Join mathematician and mathematical artist Dr. Eve Torrence for this hands-on workshop that combines paper folding, topology, and graph theory to create a three-dimensional mathematical sculpture that demonstrates one case of a theorem that took more than 70 years to prove!  Special introduction by Uyen Nguyen, origami fashion designer and educator.  Math Encounters is MoMath’s popular free public presentation series celebrating the spectacular world of mathematics, produced with support from the Simons Foundation.  Learn more and register for free at mathencounters.momath.org.

Play From the Sidelines: Sports Analytics with Tim Chartier (online)
Thursday, November 3 at 6:30 pm ET (New York)
Sports analytics has gathered tremendous momentum as one of the most dynamic fields in mathematics.  Taking a deep dive into the numbers of sports can be game-changing or simply a fun exercise for fans.  How do you unlock sports secrets with numbers?  What questions can be explored?  What actionable insights can be gleaned?  From March Madness to national media broadcasts, analytics are becoming increasingly indispensable.  Join Distinguished Visiting Professor Tim Chartier as we discuss outlooks that help with successful analytics, ponder a variety of related questions, and even have a chance to race Usain Bolt — at least under a mathematical model.  Let’s learn how to get in the game — as sports analysts!  The course will address multiple sports and many aspects of sports analytics.  One week’s session will not depend on the previous, nor will any session re-teach past material.  Learn more and register at sportsanalytics.momath.org.

Folding Fridays (online)
Friday, November 4 at 4:30 pm ET (New York)
MoMath continues this runaway hit series, in which learners ages seven through adult create beautiful new models each week.  Every session will be different, and each can stand alone.  Explore the wonders of paper folding — there’s math in every fold!  Learn more and register at foldingfridays.momath.org.

Family Fridays: “Crazy Maps: hand-coloring maps of strange worlds for fun and insight” with Eve Torrence (free!) (in person/online)
Friday, November 4 at 6:30 pm ET (New York)
Hand-coloring maps gives us insight into an area of mathematics that has been studied for more than 150 years.  Using colored pencils and specially designed paper templates, learners of all ages will explore mathematical problems that are interesting yet accessible and engaging to all.  If you like coloring and math, give map coloring a try!  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.  Learn more and register at familyfridays.momath.org.

Master Mime and Math: More Mime at MoMath! with Tim Chartier (in person)
Sunday, November 6 at 2:30 pm ET (New York)

Legendary French mime Marcel Marceau often noted that, “Mime makes the invisible visible.”  Similarly, the study of mathematics enables us to understand and abstractly “see” its invisible structures.  While Marceau used conventions of character to convey fundamental emotions, combining this with spatial positioning helps further convey the nonverbal features of distance, angle, and space.  Join math-and-mime expert Tim Chartier in this advanced three-part series and learn to walk without actually going anywhere as you delve more deeply into the use of mime in storytelling.  Learn more and register at mastermime.momath.org.

Senior Sessions: “Math of the Pandemic” (free to members!) (online)
Tuesday, November 8 at 2:00 pm ET (New York)

Pandemics affect individuals and groups differently.  Explore how individual choices may determine, for example, the trajectory of the COVID-19 pandemic in the population.  Get a glimpse of game theory, a branch of mathematics that provides us with the tools to understand and analyze these important interactions.  For senior citizens / mature adults.  Learn more and register at seniorsessions.momath.org.

Loving Math — stories, games, and laughter in a hilariously fun children’s series (online)
Tuesday, November 8 at 4:00 pm ET (New York)

Join master storyteller Steve Sherman for an exciting session designed for kindergartners through third graders.  If your child loves stories, games, and laughter, don’t miss this wild and wacky event!  Learn more and register at loving.momath.org.

Sports Analytics Research Group with Tim Chartier and special guest Keith Goldner (online)
Tuesday, November 8 at 6:30 pm ET (New York)
Memorable sports moments emerge every week.  This informal research group, hosted by Distinguished Visiting Professor Tim Chartier, will gather to discuss analytics questions from recent sporting events.  Find a topic interesting?  Explore on your own or form a group, then dive in and share your findings in the coming week’s session.  What can we learn from each other, and what can we create and discover through our collective knowledge and expertise?  Along the way, we will create a MoMath community of sports analysts!  This week’s session features special guest Keith Goldner, the Vice President of Data Science at FanDuel and Chief Analyst at numberFire.  He has worked in statistical analysis for three NBA franchises.  Learn more and register at researchgroup.momath.org.

MathPlay, for pre-K students (in person)
Wednesday, November 9 at 4:00 pm ET (New York)

Led by an experienced MoMath educator, MathPlay offers children the opportunity to play well-developed games that help broaden math skills, improve problem-solving techniques, fine-tune motor coordination, and enhance communication and social skills.  Give your child every chance of success — recent studies have shown that early development of math skills can be a strong predictor of future school achievement.  Learn more and register at mathplay.momath.org.

Equilibrium, MoMath’s adult evening of mathematical games (free to members!) (in person)
Wednesday, November 9 at 7:00 pm ET (New York)
Join Gary Gordon and Liz McMahon for a fun-filled adult evening focusing on games that exist because of geometry!  Come join old friends and new for games such as SET, Spot it!, and many more delightful, brain-tickling games for you to enjoy and learn the math behind such games.  Bring a friend, play, and connect with new and interesting people, all while enjoying the unique evening atmosphere at the premier math museum in North America.  Learn more and register at equilibrium.momath.org.

Play From the Sidelines: Sports Analytics with Tim Chartier (online)
Thursday, November 10 at 6:30 pm ET (New York)
Sports analytics has gathered tremendous momentum as one of the most dynamic fields in mathematics.  Taking a deep dive into the numbers of sports can be game-changing or simply a fun exercise for fans.  How do you unlock sports secrets with numbers?  What questions can be explored?  What actionable insights can be gleaned?  From March Madness to national media broadcasts, analytics are becoming increasingly indispensable.  Join Distinguished Visiting Professor Tim Chartier as we discuss outlooks that help with successful analytics, ponder a variety of related questions, and even have a chance to race Usain Bolt — at least under a mathematical model.  Let’s learn how to get in the game — as sports analysts!  The course will address multiple sports and many aspects of sports analytics.  One week’s session will not depend on the previous, nor will any session re-teach past material.  Learn more and register at sportsanalytics.momath.org.

MoMath Mini-Camps: “Puzzle Me This” (in person)
Friday, November 11 at 9:30 am and 1:30 pm ET (New York)
Amaze, amuse, and challenge yourself with intriguing puzzles, games, paradoxes, and other mathematical recreations.  Have fun and expand your knowledge while developing strategies and exploring such areas of mathematics as graph theory and logic.  Discover the surprising mathematical connections behind these perplexing puzzles.  Learn more and register at minicamp.momath.org.

Folding Fridays (online)
Friday, November 11 at 4:30 pm ET (New York)
MoMath continues this runaway hit series, in which learners ages seven through adult create beautiful new models each week.  Every session will be different, and each can stand alone.  Explore the wonders of paper folding — there’s math in every fold!  Learn more and register at foldingfridays.momath.org.

Starring Math — discussion of the film Zootopia, hosted by Tim Chartier (online)
Friday, November 11 at 7:00 pm ET (New York)
Math goes to the movies!  Join MoMath’s 2022–2023 Distinguished Visiting Professor Tim Chartier and special guest Rasmus Tamstorf for a discussion of Zootopia.  Disney’s delightful Zootopia is a 2016 family adventure set in a bustling, animal-inhabited metropolis, where Officer Judy Hopps, the first bunny on the Zootopian police force, does whatever it takes to crack her first big case.  Rasmus Tamstorf is a Principal Research Scientist for Walt Disney Animation Studios, where he specializes in computer graphics.  Among his publications are works on cloth simulation and deformable animated characters.  Learn more and register at starring.momath.org.

Krazy Kahoot with Steve Sherman (online)
Saturday, November 12 at 3:00 pm ET (New York)

Join MoMath’s favorite math quizmaster Steve Sherman for a fun-filled family game bursting with a wide range of entertaining questions for all ages.  Is your family up for this lively challenge?!  Learn more and register at krazy.momath.org.

Bridge Basics 1 — fifth session of an eight-week course (online)
Sunday, November 13 at 2:00 pm ET (New York)

Bridge has been called one of the world’s most popular collaborative card games.  If you’ve always wanted to learn to play, don’t miss Bridge Basics 1, an eight-week course taught by American Contract Bridge League (ACBL) accredited teacher Dr. Susan J. Fishbein and designed to show you the basics.  Why does the game have such broad appeal?  Bridge stimulates both sides of the brain, from the use of a bidding language to the application of arithmetic, probability, logic, and inference.  Join us for eight weeks, and take away a hobby for a lifetime!  Learn more at bridge.momath.org.

Master Mime and Math: More Mime at MoMath! with Tim Chartier (in person)
Sunday, November 13 at 2:30 pm ET (New York)

Legendary French mime Marcel Marceau often noted that, “Mime makes the invisible visible.”  Similarly, the study of mathematics enables us to understand and abstractly “see” its invisible structures.  While Marceau used conventions of character to convey fundamental emotions, combining this with spatial positioning helps further convey the nonverbal features of distance, angle, and space.  Join math-and-mime expert Tim Chartier in this advanced three-part series and learn to walk without actually going anywhere as you delve more deeply into the use of mime in storytelling.  Learn more and register at mastermime.momath.org.

Loving Math — stories, games, and laughter in a hilariously fun children’s series (online)
Tuesday, November 15 at 4:00 pm ET (New York)

Join master storyteller Steve Sherman for an exciting session designed for kindergartners through third graders.  If your child loves stories, games, and laughter, don’t miss this wild and wacky event!  Learn more and register at loving.momath.org.

Volumes, the MoMath book club: a discussion of Living Proof: Stories of Resilience Along the Mathematical Journey by Allison Henrich (online)
Tuesday, November 15 at 6:30 pm ET (New York)

Volumes continues!  Join Distinguished Visiting Professor Tim Chartier and author Allison Henrich for an online discussion of Allison’s Living Proof: Stories of Resilience Along the Mathematical Journey.  The stories in Living Proof provide support and inspiration for mathematics students experiencing struggle and despair.  This powerful collection shares strategies to combat expectations of non-success as well as illustrating the profound positive impact that can come from kindness and encouragement.  Allison Henrich is a Professor in the Mathematics Department of Seattle University, an editor of MAA FOCUS, the newsmagazine of the Mathematical Association of America, and author/editor of books on topics from knot theory to undergraduate education.  Learn more and register at volumes.momath.org.

Math Gym, a workout for your brain (free!) (online)
Wednesday, November 16 at 3:30 pm ET (New York)

Students, spend an hour independently working on engaging and beautiful math problems.  Choose whichever challenges you like and explore them with the guidance and mentorship of an expert mathematician.  If you love to experience the incredible joy of mathematical discovery, you won’t want to miss this enjoyable monthly program.  Learn more and register at workout.momath.org.

MathPlay, MoMath’s program for preschoolers (in person)
Wednesday, November 16 at 4:00 pm ET (New York)

Led by an experienced MoMath educator, MathPlay offers children the opportunity to play well-developed games that help broaden math skills, improve problem-solving techniques, fine-tune motor coordination, and enhance communication and social skills.  Give your child every chance of success — recent studies have shown that early development of math skills can be a strong predictor of future school achievement.  Learn more and register at mathplay.momath.org.

Meet a Mathematician featuring Alexander Diaz-Lopez; hosted by Tim Chartier (online)
Wednesday, November 16 at 4:00 pm ET (New York)
Join Tim Chartier, MoMath’s 2022–2023 Distinguished Visiting Professor for the Public Dissemination of Mathematics, as he brings diverse and talented guests to the MoMath stage to share their experiences, their stories, and their love of mathematics.  In November, meet Alexander Diaz-Lopez.  Alexander is a mathematics professor at Villanova University, where he works on Coxeter groups from the perspective of combinatorics.  As a teacher, he believes that mathematical potential is distributed equally among all members of society, so he strives to give each student the most enriching mathematical experience possible.  He has received the Mathematical Association of America’s Henry Alder Award for Distinguished Teaching.  Learn more and register at meetmath.momath.org.

Senior Sessions: “Rep-tiles” (online)
Thursday, November 17 at 2:00 pm ET (New York)

Come discover mathematical rep-tiles, geometric shapes that can tile into repetitions of themselves.  Learn about scaling, special tessellations, and mathematical proofs, while solving fun rep-tiles puzzles.  For senior citizens / mature adults.  Learn more and register at seniorsessions.momath.org.

Tween Primes, the MoMath book club for tweens and teens: The Math of a Milkshake by Katie Steckles (online)
Thursday, November 17 at 5:00 pm ET (New York)
Join MoMath’s 2022–2023 Distinguished Visiting Professor Tim Chartier and author Katie Steckles for a discussion of Katie’s The Math of a Milkshake.  Explore the key principles and practice of everyday science by using analogies, experiments, and research with food and drink in the home kitchen environment.  In The Math of a Milkshake, you’ll discover the truth about pizza portions, learn about the symmetry of fruit, and conduct probability experiments with jelly beans!  Registration coming soon.  Learn more at tweenprimes.momath.org.

Folding Fridays (online)
Friday, November 18 at 4:30 pm ET (New York)
MoMath continues this runaway hit series, in which learners ages seven through adult create beautiful new models each week.  Every session will be different, and each can stand alone.  Explore the wonders of paper folding — there’s math in every fold!  Learn more and register at foldingfridays.momath.org.

Unlimited, MoMath’s mix-n-mingle program for students in middle and high school (in person)
Saturday, November 19 at 6:30 pm ET (New York)

Teens and tweens, come indulge in an evening of mathematical (and parent-free!) fun at Unlimited, MoMath’s mixer for middle and high school students!  Explore dynamic exhibits and fun, hands-on mathematical activities designed with you in mind.  Vibe with a peer group that thinks math is cool, and don’t miss the chance to boogie down on New York City’s only interactive, light-up Voronoi dance floor.  Stop by the Octachoron Café, where decadent hot cocoa and chocolate chip cookies await.  (Masks are required throughout the Museum except when eating and drinking in Octachoron Café.)  Learn more and register at unlimited.momath.org.

Bridge Basics 1 — sixth session of an eight-week course (online)
Sunday, November 20 at 2:00 pm ET (New York)

Bridge has been called one of the world’s most popular collaborative card games.  If you’ve always wanted to learn to play, don’t miss Bridge Basics 1, an eight-week course taught by American Contract Bridge League (ACBL) accredited teacher Dr. Susan J. Fishbein and designed to show you the basics.  Why does the game have such broad appeal?  Bridge stimulates both sides of the brain, from the use of a bidding language to the application of arithmetic, probability, logic, and inference.  Join us for eight weeks, and take away a hobby for a lifetime!  Learn more at bridge.momath.org.

Master Mime and Math: More Mime at MoMath! with Tim Chartier (in person)
Sunday, November 20 at 2:30 pm ET (New York)

Legendary French mime Marcel Marceau often noted that, “Mime makes the invisible visible.”  Similarly, the study of mathematics enables us to understand and abstractly “see” its invisible structures.  While Marceau used conventions of character to convey fundamental emotions, combining this with spatial positioning helps further convey the nonverbal features of distance, angle, and space.  Join math-and-mime expert Tim Chartier in this advanced three-part series and learn to walk without actually going anywhere as you delve more deeply into the use of mime in storytelling.  Learn more and register at mastermime.momath.org.

Senior Sessions: “Chessboards and Dominoes” (online)
Tuesday, November 22 at 2:00 pm ET (New York)

What shapes can you fit together to cover a chessboard?  Dominoes?  Trominoes?  Learn about mathematical proofs while exploring patterns of odd and even numbers and experimenting with real dominoes and chessboards.  For senior citizens / mature adults.  Learn more and register at seniorsessions.momath.org.

Loving Math — stories, games, and laughter in a hilariously fun children’s series (online)
Tuesday, November 22 at 4:00 pm ET (New York)

Join master storyteller Steve Sherman for an exciting session designed for kindergartners through third graders.  If your child loves stories, games, and laughter, don’t miss this wild and wacky event!  Learn more and register at loving.momath.org.

Folding Fridays (online)
Friday, November 25 at 4:30 pm ET (New York)
MoMath continues this runaway hit series, in which learners ages seven through adult create beautiful new models each week.  Every session will be different, and each can stand alone.  Explore the wonders of paper folding — there’s math in every fold!  Learn more and register at foldingfridays.momath.org.

Ask a Mathematician — Anything! with Tim Chartier (online)
Tuesday, November 29 at 4:00 pm ET (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 2022–2023 Distinguished Visiting Professor for the Public Dissemination of Mathematics, Tim Chartier, will host this one-hour, online session.  Learn more and register at askmath.momath.org.

QED: Pitfalls for Parents (online)
Tuesday, November 29 at 7:00 pm ET (New York)

Parents, join Distinguished Visiting Professor Tim Chartier and special guest Hortensia Soto for an hour of math learning, designed with you in mind.  Starting with the basics, we’ll explore — and learn to leap right over — some of the most common stumbling blocks in K–12 math.  Anything that you or your child ever found confusing is fair game!  Hortensia Soto is a professor of mathematics at Colorado State University and the president-elect of the Mathematical Association of America.  She works in the Embodied Mathematics Imagination and Cognition community and has published research in mathematical education at levels ranging from elementary to undergraduate.  Learn more and register at qed.momath.org.

Minds on Math: “Geometry: the language of the human brain” (online)
Wednesday, November 30 at 12:00 pm ET (New York)

All over the world, since prehistory, humans of all cultures have produced geometric drawings such as parallel lines, squares, rectangles, circles, or spirals.  No other animal ever produces anything remotely similar.  Why is the human brain so keenly attracted to geometric regularities?  For more than two decades, the laboratory of Dr. Stanislas Dehaene, Chair of Experimental Psychology at the Collège de France and Director of the INSERM-CEA Cognitive Neuroimaging Unit, has been investigating the brain circuits that support mathematics in all humans, from young infants and uneducated adults to professional mathematicians.  Join Stan as he shares recent brain-imaging data and uses it to discuss the nature of mathematics, its origins in evolution, and its relations to music and to natural language.  Minds on Math is a program that is jointly sponsored by the Lab for the Developing Mind at NYU and the National Museum of Mathematics.  Learn more and register at mindsonmath.momath.org.

Senior Sessions: “Magic Squares” (online)
Wednesday, November 30 at 2:00 pm ET (New York)

Magic squares are a set of puzzles that have long fascinated many of the world’s most brilliant thinkers.  Dating back more than 4,000 years to ancient China, magic squares are those in which the sums of each column, row, and diagonal are always “magically” the same number!  Discover surprising strategies to solve these mysterious puzzles and learn how to create your very own magic square.  For senior citizens / mature adults.  Learn more and register at seniorsessions.momath.org.

MathPlay, MoMath’s program for preschoolers (in person)
Wednesday, November 30 at 4:00 pm ET (New York)

Led by an experienced MoMath educator, MathPlay offers children the opportunity to play well-developed games that help broaden math skills, improve problem-solving techniques, fine-tune motor coordination, and enhance communication and social skills.  Give your child every chance of success — recent studies have shown that early development of math skills can be a strong predictor of future school achievement.  Learn more and register at mathplay.momath.org.

Simplified!  A lecture in honor of Peter Carr: “A Nobel Prize with elementary math” (free!) (in person/online)
Wednesday, November 30 at 6:00 pm ET (New York)
Join Kevin Atteson — professor, quant, and MoMath Trustee — for a lecture honoring the memory of Peter Carr, a Founding Trustee of the National Museum of Mathematics.  Kevin will explain option pricing techniques, including the Nobel Prize-winning Black-Scholes model and, just as Peter was known to do, Kevin will make a complex mathematical concept clear and accessible to all using nothing more that elementary algebra.  Learn more and register at simplified.momath.org.

Folding Fridays (online)
Friday, December 2 at 4:30 pm ET (New York)
MoMath continues this runaway hit series, in which learners ages seven through adult create beautiful new models each week.  Every session will be different, and each can stand alone.  Explore the wonders of paper folding — there’s math in every fold!  Learn more and register at foldingfridays.momath.org.

Bridge Basics 1 — seventh session of an eight-week course (online)
Sunday, December 4 at 2:00 pm ET (New York)

Bridge has been called one of the world’s most popular collaborative card games.  If you’ve always wanted to learn to play, don’t miss Bridge Basics 1, an eight-week course taught by American Contract Bridge League (ACBL) accredited teacher Dr. Susan J. Fishbein and designed to show you the basics.  Why does the game have such broad appeal?  Bridge stimulates both sides of the brain, from the use of a bidding language to the application of arithmetic, probability, logic, and inference.  Join us for eight weeks, and take away a hobby for a lifetime!  Learn more at bridge.momath.org.

Starring Math — discussion of the film AlphaGo, hosted by Tim Chartier (online)
Monday, December 5 at 7:00 pm ET (New York)
Math goes to the movies!  Join MoMath’s 2022–2023 Distinguished Visiting Professor Tim Chartier and special guest Raghu Ramanujan for a discussion of AlphaGo.  The film documents a Go match between Lee Sedol, an eighteen-time international champion of the ancient game, and AlphaGo, an AI developed by DeepMind Technologies.  Raghu Ramanujan is an Associate Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science at Davidson College.  He is interested in many subsets of computer science, including automated planning, combinatorial search, and machine learning.  Learn more and register at starring.momath.org.

Loving Math — stories, games, and laughter in a hilariously fun children’s series (online)
Tuesday, December 6 at 4:00 pm ET (New York)

Join master storyteller Steve Sherman for an exciting session designed for kindergartners through third graders.  If your child loves stories, games, and laughter, don’t miss this wild and wacky event!  Learn more and register at loving.momath.org.

MathPlay, MoMath’s program for preschoolers (in person)
Wednesday, December 7 at 4:00 pm ET (New York)

Led by an experienced MoMath educator, MathPlay offers children the opportunity to play well-developed games that help broaden math skills, improve problem-solving techniques, fine-tune motor coordination, and enhance communication and social skills.  Give your child every chance of success — recent studies have shown that early development of math skills can be a strong predictor of future school achievement.  Learn more and register at mathplay.momath.org.

Equilibrium, MoMath’s adult evening of mathematical games (in person)
Wednesday, December 7 at 6:00 pm ET (New York)
Join Gary Gordon and Liz McMahon for a fun-filled adult evening of mathematically rich gaming!  Come join old friends and new for a fun-filled, adult evening featuring a broad array of mathematically rich, hands-on games.  Bring a friend, play some games, and connect with new and interesting people, all while enjoying the unique evening atmosphere at the premier math museum in North America.  Learn more and register at equilibrium.momath.org.

Folding Fridays (online)
Friday, December 9 at 4:30 pm ET (New York)
MoMath continues this runaway hit series, in which learners ages seven through adult create beautiful new models each week.  Every session will be different, and each can stand alone.  Explore the wonders of paper folding — there’s math in every fold!  Learn more and register at foldingfridays.momath.org.

Family Fridays: “Festive fold: make a uniquely valuable star for the holidays” with Kathleen Sheridan (free!) (in person/online)
Friday, December 9 at 6:30 pm ET (New York)
Thinking about what to buy for those hard-to-shop-for family and friends?  Wondering whether a gift card is the way to go?  Wait — there’s a new, even more versatile option, just in time for the holidays — a uniquely mathematical and artistic gift — folded money!  Using five one-dollar bills (or larger bills, or paper) and under the expert guidance of MoMath favorite Kathleen Sheridan, we will construct a lovely five-pointed star.  A unique folding sequence and strong lock bring plenty of math into the equation, while symmetry and elegance make for a beautiful, star-shaped, decorative element for the holidays.  Bring your own CRISP bills or use paper provided by MoMath in place of dollar bills for your own model.  Come fold with us!  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.  Learn more and register at familyfridays.momath.org.

MoMath turns 10: Join a big birthday bash! (in person)
Saturday, December 10 at 6:00 pm ET (New York)
MoMath is celebrating its 10th birthday and you’re invited!  Come by for mathematical festivities, birthday cake, music, and dancing.  Save the date; details and event registration coming soon.

Bridge Basics 1 — final session of an eight-week course (online)
Sunday, December 11 at 2:00 pm ET (New York)

Bridge has been called one of the world’s most popular collaborative card games.  If you’ve always wanted to learn to play, don’t miss Bridge Basics 1, an eight-week course taught by American Contract Bridge League (ACBL) accredited teacher Dr. Susan J. Fishbein and designed to show you the basics.  Why does the game have such broad appeal?  Bridge stimulates both sides of the brain, from the use of a bidding language to the application of arithmetic, probability, logic, and inference.  Join us for eight weeks, and take away a hobby for a lifetime!  Learn more at bridge.momath.org.

Loving Math — stories, games, and laughter in a hilariously fun children’s series (online)
Tuesday, December 13 at 4:00 pm ET (New York)

Join master storyteller Steve Sherman for an exciting session designed for kindergartners through third graders.  If your child loves stories, games, and laughter, don’t miss this wild and wacky event!  Learn more and register at loving.momath.org.

Exponential Party Fun with Tim Chartier (members only) (online)
Tuesday, December 13 at 6:30 pm ET (New York)

December can be a time full of parties as we celebrate holiday cheer and our hopes for the new year.  Many of us have learned tricks to solving math problems.  In this talk, let’s learn some math tricks for parties or gatherings, whether they be virtual or in-person.  Details and registration coming soon.

Math Encounters: “Mathemagical Themas: A Menagerie of Mathematics and Magic” featuring Matt Baker (free!) (in person/online)
Wednesday, December 14 at 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm ET (New York)

Join mathematician and magician Matt Baker for an evening of deceptive and entertaining magic.  From fingertip mindreading to magnetic colors, you’ll be amazed by the magic you’ll see and delighted by the opportunity to learn some of the “tricks of the trade.”  But don’t worry — there’s math in there, too!  Special introduction by Joshua Jay, author, effects artist, and certified Penn-and-Teller-fooling magician.  Math Encounters is MoMath’s popular free public presentation series celebrating the spectacular world of mathematics, produced with support from the Simons Foundation.  Learn more and register for free at mathencounters.momath.org.

Meet a Mathematician featuring Edray Goins; hosted by Tim Chartier (online)
Thursday, December 15 at 4:00 pm ET (New York)
Join Tim Chartier, MoMath’s 2022–2023 Distinguished Visiting Professor for the Public Dissemination of Mathematics, as he brings diverse and talented guests to the MoMath stage to share their experiences, their stories, and their love of mathematics.  In December, meet Edray Goins, a professor of Mathematics and Statistics at Pomona College, where he researches, among many things, elliptic curves.  He also spends many of his summers engaging underrepresented students in research in the mathematical sciences.  Registration coming soon.  Learn more at meetmath.momath.org.

QED: Pitfalls for Parents (online)
Thursday, December 15 at 7:00 pm ET (New York)

Parents, join Distinguished Visiting Professor Tim Chartier and special guest Jo Boaler for an hour of math learning, designed with you in mind.  Starting with the basics, we’ll explore — and learn to leap right over — some of the most common stumbling blocks in K–12 math.  Anything that you or your child ever found confusing is fair game!  Jo Boaler is a professor in Stanford University’s Graduate School of Education.  She specializes in studying which methods of mathematical teaching correlate with students developing a “growth mindset” and with upholding equity in the classroom.  Learn more and register at qed.momath.org.

Folding Fridays (online)
Friday, December 16 at 4:30 pm ET (New York)
MoMath continues this runaway hit series, in which learners ages seven through adult create beautiful new models each week.  Every session will be different, and each can stand alone.  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 Games with Bad Drawings by Ben Orlin (online)
Sunday, December 18 at 5:30 pm ET (New York)
Join MoMath’s 2022–2023 Distinguished Visiting Professor Tim Chartier and author Ben Orlin for a discussion of Ben’s Math Games with Bad Drawings.  Bestselling author and worst-drawing artist Ben Orlin expands his oeuvre with this interactive collection of mathematical games.  With 70-plus games, each taking a minute to learn and a lifetime to master, this treasure trove will delight, educate, and entertain you with mathematical curios, childhood classics, and soon-to-be classics, each game hand-chosen to be (1) fun, (2) thought-provoking, and (3) easy to play.  With just paper, pen, and the occasional handful of coins, you and a partner can enjoy hours of fun — and hours of challenge.  Orlin’s sly humor, expansive knowledge, and so-bad-they’re-good drawings show us how simple rules summon our best thinking.  Registration coming soon.  Learn more at tweenprimes.momath.org.

Ask a Mathematician — Anything! with Tim Chartier (online)
Monday, December 19 at 4:00 pm ET (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 2022–2023 Distinguished Visiting Professor for the Public Dissemination of Mathematics, Tim Chartier, will host this one-hour, online session.  Registration coming soon.  Learn more at askmath.momath.org.

Volumes, the MoMath book club: a discussion of Mathematics, Magic and Mystery by Martin Gardner (online)
Tuesday, December 20 at 6:30 pm ET (New York)

Volumes continues!  Join Distinguished Visiting Professor Tim Chartier and guest Colm Mulcahy for an online discussion of Martin Gardner’s Mathematics, Magic and MysteryWhy do card tricks work?  How can magicians do astonishing feats of mathematics mentally?  Why do stage “mind-reading” tricks work?  Written by one of the foremost experts on mathematical magic, this book employs considerable historical data and discusses tricks with cards, dice, and coins; topological tricks; geometrical vanishing effects; demonstrations with pure numbers; and dozens of other topics.  Colm Mulcahy, a longtime friend of Martin Gardner, is a mathematician and author whose puzzles have appeared in The New York Times.  He serves as Chair of Gathering 4 Gardner, an organization devoted to preserving the legacy of the legendary puzzler.  Learn more and register at volumes.momath.org.

Math Gym, a workout for your brain (free!) (online)
Wednesday, December 21 at 3:30 pm ET (New York)

Students, spend an hour independently working on engaging and beautiful math problems.  Choose whichever challenges you like and explore them with the guidance and mentorship of an expert mathematician.  If you love to experience the incredible joy of mathematical discovery, you won’t want to miss this enjoyable monthly program.  Learn more and register at workout.momath.org.

MoMath Mini-Camps (in person)
Tuesday, December 27 to Thursday, December 29
Too cool for school: these interactive, theme-based lessons and creative hands-on projects make math come alive for each and every participant!  Details and registration coming soon.  Learn more at minicamp.momath.org.

Math Menagerie: A Winter Activity Fair (in person)
Thursday, December 29 at 6:30 pm ET (New York)
Bring friends, colleagues, and the entire family for an evening of hands-on activities designed to delight your senses and illuminate the beauty of mathematics for all.  The Math Menagerie will showcase the work of MoMath’s 2022-2023 Exponent Fellows, a talented cohort of young professional mathematicians from all over the world who were awarded the highly-selective, one-year MoMath Exponent Fellowship.  Details and registration coming soon.

Math Encounters featuring Rinus Roelofs (free!) (in person/online)
Wednesday, January 11 at 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm ET (New York)

Math Encounters is MoMath’s popular free public presentation series celebrating the spectacular world of mathematics, produced with support from the Simons Foundation.  Learn more and register coming soon at mathencounters.momath.org.


VOLUNTEER AT MoMath!

Integrators: The MoMath High School Volunteer Program (in person)
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 Integrators interact with visitors (on the Museum floor or online) and train with professional educators, interpreters, and managers.  Students who participate during summer vacation commit five days per week, while school-year participants commit approximately one day per week, typically a Saturday or Sunday, from September through June.  The application window for the 2022-2023 school year has closed.  The application window for Summer 2023 will open in March 2023.  Learn more at volunteers.momath.org.

Volunteer opportunities
MoMath welcomes volunteers who provide valuable support in a variety of individual ways across the Museum, in both public-facing and internal roles.

  • Do you love math and would you like to help others enjoy MoMath’s interactive suite of exhibits — and are you willing to devote two four-hour shifts each month?  Apply to become a volunteer Integrator in the Museum!
  • Can you occasionally assist with MoMath events, demonstrations, birthday parties, and other activities at the Museum?
  • Are you a professional who would like to donate your expertise and time to MoMath?  MoMath welcomes your support, especially if you are an educator, administrator, videographer, or technologist.

To apply, please send an email to volunteer@momath.org with a subject line that includes “Volunteer” and your name.  Include a cover letter, current résumé, and a newly written statement that, in approximately 150 to 500 words, describes an experience that shaped your love of mathematics.


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