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)

Saturday, December 10 at 10:15 am 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 kindergarten through two and their families/caregivers.

Register for December 10
(Grades K through 2)

“Möbius Madness” (Grades 3 through 6)

Saturday, December 10 at 2:30 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 three through six and their families/caregivers.

Register for December 10
(Grades 3 through 6)

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

Sunday, December 11 at 10:15 am 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 December 11
(Grades 3 through 6)

Tessellation Station” (Grades K through 2)

Sunday, December 11 at 2:30 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 kindergarten through two and their families/caregivers.

Register for December 11
(Grades K through 2)

“Tied in Knot Theory” (Grades 4 through 8)

Sunday, December 11 at 4:00 pm ET (New York)
Join us for an introduction to the mathematical theory of knots.  By tangling and untangling seemingly simple knots, discover what it means for knots to be, topologically, the same or different.  Explore the types of problems that tie up the minds of knot theorists!  For students in grades 4 through 8 and their families/caregivers.

Register for December 11
(Grades 4 through 8)

“Möbius Madness” (Grades 3 through 6)

Friday, December 16 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 three through six and their families/caregivers.

Register for December 16
(Grades 3 through 6)

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

Saturday, December 17 at 10:15 am 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 17
(Grades pre-K through 2)

“Crazy Dice” (Grades 5 through 8)

Saturday, December 17 at 2:30 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)

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

Saturday, December 17 at 4:00 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 December 17
(Grades 3 through 6)

Policies

MoMath requires visitors and staff to wear masks in the Museum at all times.  Learn more about MoMath’s health and safety policies.

The event fee covers this 45-minute session.  In addition to the registration fee, attendees of this in-person event must pay General Admission to the Museum, with the exception of those attending sessions that begin at 4:00 pm or laterIf you are a MoMath member and would like to pay with a membership discount, please email membership@momath.org for member pricing.  All children must be accompanied by an adult, and all participants (children and adults) must register.

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