MoMath Online: Student Sessions

Monday, April 6 through Friday, April 10

Next week’s schedule will be posted on Wednesday.

Whether your child is already passionate about mathematics or just starting to explore its wonders, MoMath Online will expose your child to cool areas of mathematics not covered in school and stoke the flames for a lifelong appreciation of mathematics.

Each session is repeated at multiple times during the week to accommodate different schedules; choose the date and time that works best for you!

Free classes for families facing significant financial hardship: All classes are pay-if-you-can.  Please choose the no-cost option if you are a family requiring financial aid.

All times listed below are in Eastern Daylight Time (New York).  Please click on a time to register.

Grades Online Session Mon 4/6 Tues 4/7 Wed 4/8 Thurs 4/9 Fri 4/10
pre-K – 2 Shape Shifters 10:30 am    

1:45 pm

1:45 pm 10:30 am    

4:30 pm

9:15 am    

12:30 pm

9:00 am    

1:30 pm

3 – 6 Möbius Madness 9:15 am    

12:30 pm

3:15 pm

9:15 am    

12:30 pm

3:00 pm

9:15 am    

12:30 pm

3:15 pm

9:15 am    

12:30 pm

3:00 pm

9:15 am    

12:15 pm

3:45 pm

3 – 6 Secrets of Cryptography 9:15 am    

12:30 pm

3:15 pm

9:15 am    

12:45 pm

2:45 pm

9:15 am    

12:30 pm

3:30 pm

1:15 pm 10:15 am    

3:45 pm

5 – 8 Crazy Dice 10:30 am    

1:45 pm

4:30 pm

10:30 am    

1:45 pm

4:30 pm

10:30 am    

1:45 pm

4:30 pm

10:30 am    

1:45 pm

4:30 pm

10:30 am    

4:45 pm

7 – 12 Topological Tic-Tac-Toe 4:30 pm
N/A 2:30 pm 4:00 pm 11:00 am    

4:45 pm

7 – 12 Evening the Odds N/A
N/A N/A 3:00 pm 12:00 pm

Daily Sessions

Sessions are available for grades pre-K through 12, as indicated above.

After you register for your 45-minute session, you will be sent a link and instructions so you may join the fun via Zoom, the free video conferencing platform.  Multiple family members may participate in a session, but please limit the link to one device and one household, as there is a limit on devices.

Session Themes

Our online students sessions offer several inspiring, mathematical themes for grades pre-K through 12.

Shape Shifters: Shapes are all around us, and form the basic building blocks of modern life.  Using wooden squares, rectangles, rhombi, trapezoids, and hexagons, students will discover how shapes are different from each other and how mathematicians identify and name them.  Interactive activities and games will teach students about geometrical symmetries and how to construct polygons with many sides, including the tetracontakaihexagon!  Materials needed: a printout to be provided and scissors (to cut out shapes prior to session).

Möbius Madness: Students construct fascinating topological objects such as Möbius bands, discovering their fundamental patterns and structures.  Hands-on activities lead students to discover the surprising properties hidden around every twist and turn!  Materials needed: 4 strips of paper (2 inch x 11 inch), scissors, tape, and markers (2 colors).

Secrets of Cryptography: Explore cryptography, secret codes, and ciphers!  Students are introduced 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!   Materials needed: Paper, pencil, printout to be provided, scissors, and brad or pin (optional).

Crazy Dice: Once students find the probability of rolling a given sum with a pair of standard dice, they are challenged with finding a different way to number their dice to get the same probabilities. Crazy!  Materials needed: sheet of paper and pencil.

Topological Tic-Tac-Toe: The familiar game of tic-tac-toe becomes fun and challenging when we play it on alternative topological surfaces.  The typical 3×3 game board is enhanced by gluing together pairs of opposite edges together in various ways, making for more interesting games and mind-bending playing spaces.  Students will learn to appreciate the ins and outs of these new objects as they develop strategies to master the mathematically enhanced games.  Materials needed: sheet of paper and pencil.

Evening the Odds: The probability of rolling different sums with a standard pair of dice depends upon the sum in question.  This activity guides students to find ways to renumber their dice so every sum appears with the same probability.  But then, what sums are possible to fit into this scheme?  How many different sums can be rolled with equal likelihood?  The answers to these questions and more are found in this activity.  Materials needed: sheet of paper and pencil.

Registration Fees

Registration fees are pay-if-you-can per session.  Please note that sessions by the same name are repeated sessions, not continuations of earlier sessions.

Session Policies

Strictly no refunds, no credits, and no transfers will be permitted.  Spots are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.