Math Discovery


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.


“From Prussia, with Math!” (Grades 5 through 8)

Friday, October 22 at 4:15 pm ET (New York)
Discover the mathematics of constructing paths on graphs in this introduction to graph theory.  Find out what bridges in 18th-century Prussia have to do with graph theory, while tackling classical problems and problems that remain unsolved today!  For students in grades 5 through 8 and their families/caregivers.

Register for October 22
(Grades 5 through 8)

“Möbius Madness” (Grades 3 through 6)

Saturday, October 23 at 3:00 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 October 23
(Grades 3 through 6)

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

Wednesday, October 27 at 4:15 pm ET (New York)
Explore cryptography, secret codes, and ciphers.  Join us for this introduction to the substitution cipher, which uses letter replacements to encode information.  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 October 27
(Grades 3 through 6)

“Topological Tic-Tac-Toe” (Grades 7 through 12)

Friday, October 29 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 7 through 12 and their families.

Register for October 29
(Grades 7 through 12)


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  All students must be accompanied by an adult, and everyone must register.