Math Discovery

(in person)

The sessions below are all in-person.  Click here for online student sessions.

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.

 

“Tessellation Station” (Grades K through 2)

Friday, January 21 at 4:15 pm ET (New York)
From nature to art to architecture, tessellations — or tiling patterns — offer a creative way to understand geometry.  Using the symmetries of polygons, discover surprising and beautiful patterns as you learn about infinite tessellations.  For students in grades K through 2 and their families/caregivers.

Register for January 21
(Grades K through 2)

“Secrets of Telling Secrets” (Grades 3 through 6)

Saturday, January 22 at 3:00 pm 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.

Register for January 22
(Grades 3 through 6)

“Crazy Dice” (Grades 5 through 8)

Friday, January 28 at 4:15 pm ET (New York)
What is the probability of rolling a given sum with a pair of standard dice?  Explore how to determine that probability and then have fun while challenging yourself to find a different way of numbering the dice to achieve the very same probability!  For students in grades 5 through 8 and their families/caregivers.

Register for January 28
(Grades 5 through 8)

“Shape Shifters” (Grades pre-K through 2)

Saturday, January 29 at 3:00 pm ET (New York)
Shapes are all around us and form the basic building blocks of modern life.  Using wooden squares, rectangles, rhombi, trapezoids, and hexagons, discover how shapes are different from each other and how mathematicians identify and name them.  Through games and interactive activities, explore geometrical symmetries and how to construct polygons with many sides, including the tetracontakaihexagon!  For students in grades pre-K through 2 and their families/caregivers.

Register for January 29
(Grades pre-K through 2)

“Möbius Madness” (Grades 3 through 6)

Friday, February 4 at 4:15 pm ET (New York)
Join us to construct fascinating topological objects such as Möbius bands, discovering their fundamental patterns and structures.  Through hands-on activities, uncover the surprising properties hidden around every twist and turn!  For students in grades 3 through 6 and their families/caregivers.

Register for February 4
(Grades 3 through 6)

“Tessellation Station” (Grades K through 2)

Saturday, February 5 at 3:00 pm ET (New York)
From nature to art to architecture, tessellations — or tiling patterns — offer a creative way to understand geometry.  Using the symmetries of polygons, discover surprising and beautiful patterns as you learn about infinite tessellations.  For students in grades K through 2 and their families/caregivers.

Register for February 5
(Grades K through 2)

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Note that masks must be worn at all times inside the Museum and that all visitors ages 5 and older must show proof of COVID-19 vaccination (photocopies of vaccination cards will not be accepted).

The event fee covers this 45-minute session.  To enter and visit the Museum before or after this session, purchase general admission tickets at visit.momath.org.  All children must be accompanied by an adult, and all participants (children and adults) must register.