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.

 

“Topological Tic-Tac-Toe” (Grades 5 through 9)

Wednesday, December 8 at 4:15 pm ET (New York)
Discover fun and challenging ways to play the familiar game of tic-tac-toe on alternative topological surfaces.  Make mind-bending modifications to the typical 3×3 game board and develop new strategies to master these mathematically enhanced games.  For students in grades 5 through 9 and their families/caregivers.

Register for December 8
(Grades 5 through 9)

“Möbius Madness” (Grades 3 through 6)

Friday, December 10 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 December 10
(Grades 3 through 6)

“Crazy Dice” (Grades 5 through 8)

Friday, December 17 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 December 17
(Grades 5 through 8)

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

Saturday, December 18 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 December 18
(Grades pre-K through 2)

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Note that masks must be worn at all times inside the Museum and that all visitors ages 12 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.