Tween Primes

the MoMath book club for tweens and teens

MoMath brings its popular Volumes book club to a younger audience.  Like to read?  Like math or wish you did?  Join us online for Tween Primes, the MoMath book club for tweens and teens (ages 10–17).  Friends and good math reads: what better way to spend an evening?

Tween Primes is a monthly event hosted by MoMath’s 2022–2023 Distinguished Visiting Professor for the Dissemination of Mathematics, Tim Chartier.

 

Next up:

Here’s Looking at Euclid
by Alex Bellos

Hosted by Tim Chartier
with special guest Alex Bellos

Sunday, October 16 at 3:00 pm ET (New York)
(online)

Too often math gets a bad rap, characterized as dry and difficult.  But, Alex Bellos says, “math can be inspiring and brilliantly creative.  Mathematical thought is one of the great achievements of the human race, and arguably the foundation of all human progress.  The world of mathematics is a remarkable place.”  Whether writing about how algebra solved Swedish traffic problems, visiting the Mental Calculation World Cup to disclose the secrets of lightning calculation, or exploring the links between pineapples and beautiful teeth, Bellos is a wonderfully engaging guide who never fails to delight.  Here’s Looking at Euclid is a rare gem that brings the beauty of math to life.

In this event, we will discuss the book, how mathematical images are created, which ones are the best for coloring, and broader topics on math and art.

Participants should read Here’s Looking at Euclid ahead of the event.

Order your book today from Additions, the shop at MoMath, and help support the premier math museum in North America while also scoring free admission for your teen or tween to this engaging conversation with author Alex Bellos.  Just place your order online by October 9 or stop by the shop, then forward or email an image of your receipt to additions@momath.org along with the name of the teen/tween you wish to register, free of charge, for this interesting group discussion, hosted on Zoom.

This is an online-only event; all registrants will be participating remotely.  Occasional video recordings are made available for a fee at videos.momath.org.