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## Bloomberg

### The Hedge Fund Manager’s and Hal Prince’s Guide to Mentoring

**October 25, 2017, 5:36 PM GMT**

By **Amanda Gordon**

**(Bloomberg)** — Hedge fund manager Pete Muller’s countdown to his performance wasn’t a standard 1, 2, 3. He was at the National Museum of Mathematics’s Fibonacci Fete, after all, Tuesday night at Guastavino’s in Manhattan.

“1-1-2-3-5-8-13-21,” Muller said using a Fibonacci series to introduce the song “Despacito” by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee. Muller played keyboard and sang customized lyrics. A sample: “Math with Roman numerals is not so easy, enough to make Jim Simons queasy.”

This was one way to make a gala about mathematics fun. Muller also had a budgetary objective: to inspire text pledges to fund school visits by underprivileged kids.

The museum on Madison Square Park uses exhibitions, activities and events to explore mathematics.

“The museum takes deep mathematics, sometimes college level, graduate level, and distills it down to a level at which a non-mathematician can play, enjoy, discover,” said Cindy Lawrence, the museum’s chief executive officer.

Visiting math exhibits is one thing. Getting through math homework is another. So if you know math, what do you do to help?

“You have to believe in the kid, you never want to take the pen and do the problem,” said John Overdeck of Two Sigma.

If someone is stuck? “Tell them to go to sleep, get up in the morning and see if things become clearer,” said mathematician Jim Simons, founder of Renaissance Technologies, referring to people at an advanced level.

David Siegel of Two Sigma said he’s seen kids get interested in math through coding. “What you find is, you’re writing a program and you’re trying to do something, and all of the sudden you need the math to do it,” Siegel said… (Excerpted from Bloomberg Terminal)

CBS New York, March 14, 2024

It’s a great day to talk about math education and getting kids interested in STEM.

Simons Foundation, May 10, 2024

Dublin People, June 13, 2024

Primary school students in Dublin and New York met through the Manhattan to Dublin Portal yesterday to work on their maths skills together.

The New York Times, March 4, 2024

The mathematical problem that Richard Rew faced at the National Museum of Mathematics did not involve real numbers, algebraic numbers or transcendental numbers.

“But it does involve geometry and spatial perception,” said Cindy Lawrence, the museum’s chief executive and executive director.

The problem was whether an exhibit would go through the door and up a couple of steps.

It was moving day for the museum, which was taking up residence in a former gym at 225 Fifth Avenue in Manhattan, around the corner from its longtime home next-door on East 26th Street. The Fifth Avenue location is a temporary space that the museum expects to occupy for a year while preparing its new permanent quarters.

In its new pop-up space, the museum still puts the fun factor into math, with hands-on exhibits.

The New Yorker, January 10, 2022

Cindy Lawrence, the director of the National Museum of Mathematics, in New York, put on her special Möbius-strip earrings when she was getting ready for a recent evening of math dinner theatre. The star of the show would be Peter Winkler, a Dartmouth mathematics professor and formerly MoMath’s Distinguished Visiting Professor of Public Engagement. Winkler has been leading his intimate “Probability and Intuition” sessions (as the dinner theatre is called) since 2019. Learn more and sign up to receive Peter Winkler’s weekly mathematical puzzles at mindbenders.momath.org.

ASSOCIATED PRESS, DECEMBER 7, 2020

“Urschel recently drew 700 participants worldwide for an event staged by the National Museum of Mathematics (MoMath) called Bending the Arc. Urschel is a member of the board of trustees at MoMath and serves as the organization’s ambassador by extolling the virtues of the subject to children of all backgrounds, particularly African-Americans.”

NEW YORK TIMES, DECEMBER 5, 2020

“‘Pretty soon you’ve created an impenetrable barrier, and you really can quench the transmission of the virus,’ said Dr. Julie Gerberding, executive vice president and chief patient officer at Merck, who recently referenced the Swiss cheese model when speaking at a virtual gala fund-raiser for MoMath, the National Museum of Mathematics in Manhattan.”

SUMMER CAMP HUB, SEPTEMBER 9, 2020

“It’s hard to imagine there being a better environment for students and campers to learn the ins and outs of mathematics than at the National Museum of Mathematics, the only museum in North America dedicated specifically to this discipline.”

The New York Times, March 21, 2019

“You could call this statement an axiom: For many young people, algebra, geometry and trigonometry do not add up to laughs. But those students may change their minds — or at least chuckle — if they go to this exhibition of math-related cartoons, which even offers visitors a contest: Write the best caption for a sketch that’s lacking one.”

THE NEW YORK TIMES, OCTOBER 23, 2019

“At the National Museum of Mathematics, origami helps bridge the gap between art and math and finds the beauty in both.”

WRTI-FM, December 5, 2018

“By celebrating the novelty and complexity of Bernstein’s use of rhythm, meter, and harmonic structure in West Side Story, the museum has taken the occasion of the Bernstein Centennial to, as Executive Director Cindy Lawrence puts it, ‘reveal the mathematics behind the creation of his music.'”

The New York Times, August 15, 2019

“To be held rain or shine, this celebration comprises dozens of additional activities, including exploring giant mazes and designing a roller coaster with the program MoMath 2 Go; investigating puzzles and patterns with Math-on-a-Stick, an exhibit from the Minnesota State Fair; and building enormous geometric sculptures with the Korean engineer Ho Gul Park.”

DATINGNEWS.COM, MARCH 27, 2019

“If you’re looking for an original date idea, the National Museum of Math (aka MoMath) has got your number. This New York City attraction is full of imaginative and mind-bending exhibits that use math to create wondrous illusions, puzzles, and artistic displays. Whether you’re riding a square-wheeled tricycle, directing a robotic basketball shooter, or dancing on an interactive floor screen, you can make the most of your date night and see math in a new light at MoMath.”

6SQFT, JANUARY 9, 2019

“Budding mathematicians love the National Museum of Mathematics, or MoMath, a seven-year-old ode to math located right by Madison Square Park.”

FORBES, OCT 31, 2018

“North America only has one mathematics museum — New York City’s National Museum of Mathematics (MoMath)… ‘offering a space where the math-challenged, as well as math enthusiasts of all backgrounds and levels of understanding can enjoy the infinite and beautiful world of mathematics’…. While [the Museum] charges admission, … the funds garnered from that don’t fully fund all of that mathematical awesomeness. That’s where the annual gala comes in.”

DAILY NEWS, JUNE 2, 2018

“Take hands-on math exhibits and multiply that by live mathematical games, then add puzzles and brainteasers. The sum of it all is the National Museum of Mathematics’ NYC Math Festival, a day of by-the-numbers fun calculated to make kids love numeracy.”

NEW YORK METRO PARENTS, JUNE 1, 2018

“If she says math is boring, visit National Museum of Mathematics.”

EYE IMAGINE, INC., MAY 23, 2018

“Discover a place on earth that is fun beyond your imagination: dimensions in math, unseen, anywhere but here.”

SLOVENIAN PRESS AGENCY, MARCH 15, 2018

“The National Museum of Mathematics in New York on Wednesday prepared a special celebration on the day of the number of pi”

NEW YORK POST, FEBRUARY 15, 2018

“Math will become a little cooler and music maybe a little nerdier on Saturday night. That’s when multitasking, saxophone-playing Marcus Miller leads his quartet through a swinging set at the National Museum of Mathematics — a prelude to a conversation on probability with Princeton University professor and numerical expert Bill Massey.”

TIME OUT NEW YORK, FEBRUARY 14, 2018

“At America’s only museum dedicated to math, numbers are not only cool—they’re fun. Using the critically acclaimed hands-on exhibit, campers explore concepts like geometry, prime numbers, probability and rudimentary multiplication in ways they never would have considered.”

SANTA CRUZ SENTINEL, FEBRUARY 14, 2018

“Engel received a $25,000 award with the 2017 Rosenthal Prize at the National Museum of Mathematics (MoMath) in New York City on Feb. 7 for his lesson plan, ‘Bringing Similarity into Light: Experiencing Similarity and Dilations Using Shadows.'”

KSBW 8, FEBRUARY 5, 2018

“On the school watch, a local teacher has been chosen to receive the 2017 Rosenthal Prize for Inovation in Teaching Math.”

TNJ LIFE, WINTER 2017-2018

“Walk through MoMath’s glass doors with their bright-red, pi-shaped handles and you immediately notice a hum of excitement.”

TIME OUT, JANUARY 26, 2018

“Mathematics are made fun at this NoMad venue, which features cool interactive installations that allow you to explore the principles behind geometry, algorithms, optics and physics.”

FOX5, SEPTEMBER 28, 2017

“It was man vs. machine at the National Museum of Mathematics…”

SPECTRUM NEWS NY1, AUGUST 30, 2017

“At the National Museum of Mathematics… we want kids’ first exposure to math to be about how much fun it is, how exciting it is to explore, and to see the world around them mathematically. And so we’ve got a program for preschoolers (3 and up)… called *PolyPals*, and it is aiming to do just that for your toddler.”

NBC NEW YORK 4, AUGUST 16, 2017

“Some people may shudder at the thought of math, but the National Museum of Mathematics may help you rethink your fear of arithmetic.”

ATTRACTION TICKETS DIRECT, AUGUST 2, 2017

“Revealing the wonders of mathematics, the National Museum of Math is certainly one of New York’s more [specialized] attractions.”

MACHINE DESIGN, JULY 21, 2017

“Of course you start at the Math Museum! The National Museum of Math or MoMath, focuses on the math of patterns and the geometry [that] surrounds us every day. The exhibits are very hands on, which make it great for kids. However, riding a tricycle with square wheels is fun at any age.”

CBS New York, JULY 10, 2017

“How do you make children excited about mathematics while on summer break? [MoMath’s]… festival in Lower Manhattan sought to do just that.”

SPECTRUM NEWS NY 1, JUNE 22, 2017

“A newly-unveiled robot in Manhattan shows sports are not just about sweat and muscles — there’s also a lot of math and brain power involved.”

THE NEW YORK TIMES, MAY 18, 2017

“Mr. Patz and his team have been working on an exhibit, “*Hoop Curves*,” that promises to solve the problem of missed free throws. Unfortunately for pro players, it involves higher-order mathematics, cutting-edge technology and a basketball-throwing robot.”

THE IRISH TIMES, APRIL 13, 2017

“A… recent addition to Manhattan is the National Museum of Mathematics, or MoMath, where the curious and even the “math-phobic” can have fun and learn along the way.”

THE PIONEER, MARCH 6, 2017

“It was… fascinating to see how much thought and creativity was put into each exhibit in order for all of them to flawlessly demonstrate a different mathematical concept as simply and as pleasantly as possible.”

FRANCESCA'S TRAVELING iPAD, FEBRUARY 25, 2017

“I was terrible at math, but I have learned so much from visiting this museum multiple times…”

LILITH, NOVEMBER 18, 2016

“Lawrence is very aware of the gender gap that exists in STEM fields (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) and has made it part of MoMath’s fiber to work towards addressing these inequities.”

RUOHAN XU, OCTOBER 28, 2016

“Math is not about figures, math is about figuring things out.”

INSIDER, OCTOBER 27, 2016

“The Museum is a place where people come to play with, and explore, mathematics and they do things that allow them to explore math in a very full-bodied way.”

GOTHAMIST, OCTOBER 20, 2016

“The exhibitions here are predominantly hands-on, which makes them fun for kids and perhaps even math-averse adults. Visitors can ride on trikes with square wheels; take a boat ride over funky shapes; play with robots, and make their own tessellation tiles.”

BLOOMBERG, OCTOBER 26, 2016

“Nate Silver, on the first night of the World Series and two weeks from Election Day, spent the evening at the National Museum of Mathematics ‘Race to the Finish’ gala.”

6SQFT, SEPTEMBER 23, 2016

“Since opening in 2012, MoMath has been a place for visitors of all ages to get hands on with the subject through interactive exhibits that explore conundrums like how it’s possible for a square-wheeled tricycle to pedal on a circular, curved surface…6sqft recently visited the museum to speak with Executive Director and CEO Cindy Lawrence about the importance of making math interactive and most importantly, fun.”

PUBLISHING SOLUTIONS GROUP, SEPTEMBER 13, 2016

“The [National] Museum of Mathematics, playfully named the MoMath, takes numbers out of the classroom and into a multi-level, interactive fun house of algorithms and theorems. Its mission: to foster a love of math in a diverse, curious audience who can learn that math isn’t just about numbers on a page.”

DAILY NEWS, JULY 26, 2016

“The four-hour festival, organized by the National Museum of Mathematics (MoMath), is part of the museum’s *Math Midway 2 Go* program that brings the exhibits to schools, festivals and science fairs throughout the country.”

OZY, MAY 17, 2016

“Eight years ago, Whitney had just ended a decade working for Renaissance Technologies, a highly secretive and successful hedge fund. Today, his Manhattan museum offers at least a dozen classes a week and has seen 500,000 visitors since it opened in 2012.”

C-SPAN, MAY 10, 2016

The U.S. requires its students to take a full menu of mathematics — one size for all — with no alternatives or exemptions. Colleges set similar hurdles. Author and professor of political science Andrew Hacker, who also teaches a course in mathematical literacy, asks one simple question: Why?

James Tanton, mathematics educator, consultant, author, and the Mathematical Association of America’s mathematician-at-large, responds with his own question: Are people missing the point of what current high school mathematics is actually about?

See C-SPAN’s coverage of this MoMath event here.

Bloomberg Radio - Taking Stock with Kathleen Hays and Pimm Fox., APRIL 14, 2016

“MoMath does a great job getting into disadvantaged neighborhoods and instilling a love of math, or making kids understand that math is fun…”

WALKS OF NEW YORK, MARCH 31, 2016

“At MoMath the formulas you learned in school come to life in a series of interactive exhibits. Great for all ages, you can take a ride on a bike with square wheels, see how light and color can be manipulated through mathematics, and create geometric sculptures.”

CBS THIS MORNING, MARCH 19, 2016

“I wish I would have had [the National Museum of Mathematics] when I was in high school. Great exhibits; it actually makes things understandable. Great interactive stuff for not only the kids, but also their parents.”

PIX11 News, MARCH 14, 2016

“To calculate the meaning of March 14th, head to the Museum of Math on East 26th Street and 5th Avenue in Manhattan.”

DARIEN TIMES, MARCH 10, 2016

"Grasso said this is part of an effort to make math more exciting and accessible for students at all grade levels. ‘You’ll remember this. You might not always remember that lesson you learned just because you have to take a test at the end of the week. But this is memorable.’"

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL, MARCH 4, 2016

“Last week, the museum held its 2016 MoMath Masters competition. The overall winner was Po-Shen Loh, a Carnegie Mellon math professor. In second place was Two Sigma’s Daniel Stronger, a quantitative analyst with a Ph.D. in computer science, and in third was Ken Perlin, a computer science professor at New York University who invented something called ‘Perlin noise’ that makes textures look realistic in computer games.”

SYDNEY MORNING HERALD, FEBRUARY 10, 2016

“Executives from New York’s National Museum of Mathematics – or MoMath – visited the International Grammar School [in Sydney, Australia] on Wednesday morning to see the school’s new STEAM program in action. MoMath’s executive director, Cindy Lawrence, said that engaging young people to make them interested in maths and other STEM subjects was crucially important. ‘In our museum, we actually have an art gallery. That’s how closely we think art and math are related,’ she said.”

NEW YORK TIMES, FEBRUARY 2, 2016

“The Beaver Run exhibit is based on Truchet tiles popularized in 1987 by Cyril Stanley Smith, a scientist at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. On each tile, two quarter-circles connect midpoints of adjacent sides.”

BLOOMBERG, OCTOBER 28, 2015

“Architect Santiago Calatrava was honored [at the 2015 MoMath Gala]. To illustrate the connection between math and beauty, he described the geometric patterns found in Spain’s Alhambra and the Alcazar of Seville. ‘Math can help to bring a kind of sacred language,’ Calatrava said.”

WALL STREET JOURNAL, OCTOBER 16, 2015

“WSJ’s *Varsity Math* is a weekly dose of challenging puzzles, created by the National Museum of Mathematics. The museum’s Glen Whitney guides viewers through ‘Instant Interrogation,’ a game he created. ‘You don’t have to be a math whiz. Anyone can attack the problems.'”

KIWI MAGAZINE, AUGUST, 2015

“Another way MoMath is changing the conversation about math is by encouraging parents to integrate math into everyday life. ‘Reinforcing your child’s math skills is as easy as searching for shapes around the neighborhood or finding math role models that kids can look up to,’ Lawrence says.”

BBC WORLD SERVICE, MARCH 14, 2015

“Pi is a number that shows up in a surprising number of different places throughout math, throughout physics, but more than that, pi is actually the essence of what a circle really is. … I think math is worth celebrating, and anything that catches the public interest and helps give the public a glimmer of how cool math can be is worth celebrating.”

NEW YORKER, AUGUST 27, 2015

“‘I have some ideas about what we’re going to do today, but I don’t have a complete idea,’ Honner told his forty students [at the second MOVES conference], who ranged in age from about ten to six times ten. ‘I’m hoping we can play around, and you can invent your own games and go off and explore.’”

THE RECORD, MARCH 13, 2015

“Cindy Lawrence, MoMath’s executive director and one of the organizers of Saturday’s event, said that public celebrations of math can be eye opening for many young scientists. ‘I think it sends a powerful message, especially to the kid who’s in seventh or eighth grade and really loves math but feels maybe a little isolated,’ she said.”

SCIENTIFIC COMPUTING, JUNE 19, 2015

“The exhibits invite participation, encourage experimentation and, hopefully, spark curiosity. Small touches, like handles forming the symbol for pi on the front door and pentagonal sinks in the bathrooms add to the fun.”

CBS NEW YORK, MARCH 14, 2015

“Kids at the museum played circular games with circular candy as they learned the formulas to estimate pi. ‘I like to think about the math of it, I think it’s pretty cool,’ Haddon Township resident Katie Cona said.”

THE HUFFINGTON POST, MARCH 13, 2015

“Join hundreds of other revelers in Madison Square Park at 9:26 p.m. to watch — and perhaps even take part in — a glow-in-the-dark demonstration on the meaning of pi coordinated by the National Museum of Mathematics.”

SMITHSONIAN.COM, MARCH 13, 2015

“Pi appears in the Fourier transform because one of the component parts, or expressions, of the formula is associated with sine and cosine and the angles created by a particle traveling around a circle. ‘Whenever you have a formula that deals with circles or angles, you are not going to be surprised when pi shows up,’ Whitney says.”

TIME, MARCH 13, 2015

“MoMath, which is the hip name for the National Museum of Mathematics, is organizing a Pi Day of the Century nighttime event in Manhattan’s Madison Square Park.”

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, MARCH 12, 2015

“Pi fans can celebrate this weekend with a wealth of math- (and baked goods–) related opportunities. … The National Museum of Mathematics in New York City, for example, will gather people in Madison Square Park to light up a circle around the central fountain and compare its circumference with the distance across it—accompanied by free hot chocolate and *pi*e. “

RAYCOM NEWS NETWORK, MARCH 13, 2015

“The National Museum of Math in New York declared this Saturday as the “Pi Day of the Century,” because the year is 2015, and the calendar aligns with two additional digits of Pi, 3.1415. Most of us won’t make it to the next one in 2115.”

NEW YORK TIMES, MARCH 12, 2015

“You’ll see that 3.14 is pi, the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter. That makes March 14 Pi Day, which this year the National Museum of Mathematics calls the Pi Day of the Century. … Thus on Saturday, the museum has planned a grand celebration, starting at 9 a.m. in Madison Square Park, where even small children can help form circles.”

USA TODAY, MARCH 11, 2015

“The National Museum of Mathematics has already run out of red pizza Pi cutters, though you can still get one in black. The handle is in the shape of the 16th letter of the Greek alphabet, ? (pronounced pi), making it the perfect tool for divvying up a dish of saucy dough while contemplating the ratio between its circumference and diameter.”

WALL STREET JOURNAL, MARCH 4, 2015

“Some of the best minds in investing came together last week to compete for the ultimate title: Master of Math. The annual event—a casual but intense math competition hosted by the National Museum of Mathematics—is the closest thing these quantitative investors, or quants, have to a Super Bowl.”

WALL STREET JOURNAL: MONEYBEAT, MARCH 2, 2015

“Whereas the Museum of Math’s “Chaos Ball” last year, which was featured in a page one article in the Wall Street Journal, was geared toward indulging the geeky fascinations of this well-heeled, math-minded set, the “Masters Tournament” attends to their competitive nature.”

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, FEBRUARY, 2015

“It’s really a revolutionary new exhibit. This is the world premiere of Matthew Brand’s new technique called lumography, which is drawn with light, going through clear lenses.”

CHANCE, FEBRUARY 12, 2015

“We want to share the beauty and wonder that is mathematics. … We want to provide lots of experiences and opportunities for individuals who come to visit the museum to be personally involved in a physical way—to have the experience of doing math and enjoying the fruits of what mathematics has to offer.”

VOICE OF AMERICA, FEBRUARY 10, 2015

“Every day the museum is filled with busloads of excited schoolchildren and adults. You can sit on a chair at the center of *Hyper Hyperboloid* surrounded by colored cables that never touch; or ride a square-wheeled trike or a coaster rolling on giant acorns.”

NEW YORK TEACHER, FEBRUARY 5, 2015

“Forget what you think you know about math: At the National Museum of Mathematics in Manhattan, it’s not something you work on with pencil and paper. It’s about hands-on experiences with the latest in robotics and laser lights, 3-D printing, fractals and more. It’s about understanding how mathematics underpins much of the modern world.”

PHILANTHROPY MAGAZINE, WINTER 2015

“Teachers report that weeks after a visit, students are often still jazzed about what they learn at MoMath and how it connects to classwork and real life.”

CONNECT A MILLION MINDS, DECEMBER 22, 2014

“Math is often one of the hardest subjects to visually depict, but a new exhibit at the Museum of Math does exactly that. Automated robots follow simple mathematical rules that allow them to work as a group and potentially carry out advanced tasks, like search and rescue.”

STEVE ADUBATO ON THE AIR, DECEMBER 21, 2014

“It’s a place where you can come and play with math in a way that you never saw math before.”

THE VERGE, DECEMBER 15, 2014

“Can a swarm of robots show how schools of fish and flocks of birds actually follow predictable mathematical behavior? That’s just what the Museum of Math wants to showcase in its new exhibit.”

LIVESCIENCE, DECEMBER 12, 2014

“A new interactive exhibit in New York City teaches kids and adults alike about the mathematical order of the natural world in an unconventional way: with dozens of swarming robots.”

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, DECEMBER 12, 2014

“The National Museum of Mathematics unleashes its coolest exhibit yet with ‘Robot Swarm.’ … The cutting-edge display demonstrates breakthroughs in computer science and swarm technology by using simple mathematics, motion control and positioning systems to bring the robots to life.”

ENGADGET, DECEMBER 10, 2014

“You’ll need to step into the 11-foot by 12-foot ring to mingle with these robots, while donning one of three unique, infrared-trackable packs to help the swarm monitor your movement and react according to one of several algorithms.”

NY1 NEWS, DECEMBER 10, 2014

“What we wanted show with the robots is how you can take just a few simple rules that are easy to write down, like ‘Stay a certain distance from your neighbor,’ ‘Try to head in the same direction as your two nearest neighbors,’ and they produce this incredible behavior that looks likes something from nature, like a flock of sheep or a school of fish.”

NEW YORK TIMES, DECEMBER 1, 2014

“Behind a black curtain in a downstairs corner of the National Museum of Mathematics in Manhattan (known as MoMath), a small group of mathematicians, designers and engineers was hard at work — laughing, shouting, clapping and having a blast, while being chased by robots.”

WALL STREET JOURNAL, NOVEMBER 9, 2014

“On a reconnaissance mission, Shana Kimball walked through the Museum of Mathematics with her smartphone out, snapping pictures of square-wheeled tricycles and math-inspired art.”

THE HUFFINGTON POST, NOVEMBER 10, 2014

“Over the past month, people around the world have been building a mathematical structure out of more than a million business cards. The construction teaches its own mathematical lesson, which is undoubtedly part of the point in the colossal math project dreamt up by Matt Parker (Queen Mary, University of London) and Laura Taalman (National Museum of Mathematics).”

LIVESCIENCE, NOVEMBER 10, 2014

“What do mathematics and cooking have in common? They both involve a search for beauty in the world around us, one mathematician says.”

CONNECT A MILLION MINDS, OCTOBER 23, 2014

“*Math Encounters* is a program exploring the numbers behind everything, from flapping birds to space telescopes. This event was all about maps. It might seem simple, but getting a spherical image of the earth onto a flat surface like a map is more tricky than you might think.”

WALL STREET JOURNAL, OCTOBER 19, 2014

“Last week, at a glittering private hall in Manhattan steps from the East River, billionaires and socialites gathered for what one attendee called the “geekiest” event of the season: the *Chaos Ball*, the fundraiser for the National Museum of Mathematics.” (This piece was featured on the front page of the *Wall Street Journal*.)

LIVESCIENCE, OCTOBER 15, 2014

“It’s not every day that a gala event is devoted to the celebration of math, but that’s exactly what happened Tuesday night (Oct. 14), when actor Alan Alda and mathematician Steve Strogatz regaled a crowd of New York’s business elite here at the National Museum of Mathematics’ *Chaos Ball*.”

BLOOMBERG, OCTOBER 15, 2014

“Two blocks north, the ‘Chaos Ball,’ a benefit for the Museum of Mathematics, was being held.”

FOXNY, OCTOBER 13, 2014

“Hundreds of first- and second-graders got a fun free math lesson today at the math museum, courtesy of Oppenheimer Funds.”

CONNECT A MILLION MINDS, OCTOBER 8, 2014

“At MoMath, they can ride a square-wheeled tricycle, they can paint with symmetry patterns, they can turn their own bodies into fractals, and they can experiment and create in our *Family Fridays* program together with their parents.”

RED TRICYCLE, SEPTEMBER 22, 2014

“Filled with more than 30 interactive hands-on exhibits on its two floors, the Museum of Mathematics has achieved the remarkable feat of getting kids excited about numbers.”

USA SCIENCE & ENGINEERING FESTIVAL, SEPTEMBER, 2014

“Get ready to be excited about math with Glen Whitney, Co-Executive Director of The National Museum of Mathematics, as he takes you through mathematical modeling of your own feelings at the inaugural X-STEM Symposium in Washington, D.C.”

MATHEMATICS TEACHING, SEPTEMBER 2014

“As the name museum implies, MoMath is not filled with statues of famous mathematicians, or glass cases containing a dusty abacus. Instead, it is intended to be ‘a kind of playground’ that plays with geometry, art, and algorithms.”