Upcoming Events at MoMath

MoMath at a Glance

Now offering online programs and virtual field trips!

All upcoming events are now online.

Ongoing

Now open in Composite, the gallery at MoMath — Alternative Perspective, a groundbreaking new show, available virtually! (featuring free admission)
Field Trips, virtual visits to MoMath for students and educators!
Free Mind-Benders for the Quarantined!, weekly mathematical puzzles from MoMath’s puzzle master, Dr. Peter Winkler
MoMath Online: Student Sessions for preK to 12, featuring some free* classes

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Expansions, the gifted program at MoMath for students in first grade through high school

Register now

MathPlay Mini, MoMath’s drop-in program for preschoolers is back by popular demand.
Fri, Sep 18 Folding Fridays, unique origami designs throughout the fall
Mon, Sep 21 Pythagoras to Present Day: Math’s Greatest Hits with Alex Kontorovichsession two of an eight-week mini-course
Wed, Sep 23 Free Math Gym, a workout for your brain
Wed, Sep 23 Bending the Arc — an intimate discussion with accomplished Black mathematicians
Thu, Sep 24 Free Write Angles: “Code Breaking: Patterns and Sequences — Can you crack the code?” — a programming collaboration from MoMath and Planet Word
Fri, Sep 25 Folding Fridays, unique origami designs throughout the fall
Fri, Sep 25 Equilibrium, MoMath’s adult evening of mathematical games
Sun, Sep 27 Tween Primes, the MoMath book club for teens and tweens: Humble Pi: When Math Goes Wrong in the Real World by Matt Parker
Sun, Sep 27 Unlimited, MoMath’s mix-n-mingle program for students in middle and high school
Tue, Sep 29 QED: Homework Help… for Parents!
Wed, Sep 30 Dancing with Circles — an interactive session exploring whole-body circular activities with Karl Schaffer
Thu, Oct 1 Free Ask a Mathematician – Anything! with Alex Kontorovich
Thu, Oct 1 Fun with Mathematical Definitions — play with the boundary between precision and ambiguity featuring Christopher Danielson
Fri, Oct 2 Folding Fridays, unique origami designs throughout the fall
Mon, Oct 5 Pythagoras to Present Day: Math’s Greatest Hits with Alex Kontorovichsession three of an eight-week mini-course
Wed, Oct 7 Free Math Encounters — “What’s the Point: Why Math Really Matters” with Nira Chamberlain
Thu, Oct 8 Free Write Angles: “Math Words Trivia Night” — a programming collaboration from MoMath and Planet Word
Fri, Oct 9 Folding Fridays, unique origami designs throughout the fall
Fri, Oct 9 Free Family Fridays — “Flying Math: Can Math Help You Juggle?” with John Chase
Wed, Oct 14 Free Math Gym, a workout for your brain
Wed, Oct 14 Mathematical Fusion: “Electrical Circuits and Random Walks” with Paul Zeitz
Thu, Oct 15 Meet a Mathematician featuring renowned astrophysicist Mario Livio
Thu, Oct 15 Alice’s Adventures in Short Division with Joshua Zucker
Fri, Oct 16 Folding Fridays, unique origami designs throughout the fall
Mon, Oct 19 Pythagoras to Present Day: Math’s Greatest Hits with Alex Kontorovichsession four of an eight-week mini-course
Tue, Oct 20 The 2020 MoMath Gala
Wed, Oct 21 Mathematical Fusion: “Number Theory and Statistics” with Paul Zeitz
Fri, Oct 23 Folding Fridays, unique origami designs throughout the fall
Fri, Oct 23 Equilibrium, MoMath’s adult evening of mathematical games
Sun, Oct 25 Tween Primes, the MoMath book club for teens and tweens: Uncle Petros and Goldbach’s Conjecture: A Novel of Mathematical Obsession by Apostolos Doxiadis
Sun, Oct 25 Unlimited, MoMath’s mix-n-mingle program for students in middle and high school
Mon, Oct 26 Pythagoras to Present Day: Math’s Greatest Hits with Alex Kontorovichsession five of an eight-week mini-course
Tue, Oct 27 QED: Homework Help… for Parents!
Wed, Oct 28 Mathematical Fusion: “Geometry and Number Theory” with Paul Zeitz
Thu, Oct 29 Lost Treasures of the Multiplication Table with Joshua Zucker
Fri, Oct 30 Folding Fridays, unique origami designs throughout the fall
Mon, Nov 2 Pythagoras to Present Day: Math’s Greatest Hits with Alex Kontorovichsession six of an eight-week mini-course
Thu, Nov 5 Free Ask a Mathematician – Anything! with Alex Kontorovich
Fri, Nov 6 Folding Fridays, unique origami designs throughout the fall
Wed, Nov 11 Coins in Twoland, session one of a two-session program with Joshua Zucker
Thu, Nov 12 Coins in Twoland, session two of a two-session program with Joshua Zucker
Fri, Nov 13 Folding Fridays, unique origami designs throughout the fall
Fri, Nov 13 Free Family Fridays — “M-Cubed: Math, Mystery, and Magic” with Steve Sherman
Mon, Nov 16 Pythagoras to Present Day: Math’s Greatest Hits with Alex Kontorovichsession seven of an eight-week mini-course
Wed, Nov 18 Free Math Gym, a workout for your brain
Fri, Nov 20 Folding Fridays, unique origami designs throughout the fall
Mon, Nov 23 Pythagoras to Present Day: Math’s Greatest Hits with Alex Kontorovichsession eight of an eight-week mini-course
Tue, Nov 24 QED: Homework Help… for Parents!
Fri, Dec 4 Folding Fridays, unique origami designs throughout the fall
Thu, Dec 10 Mathematical Magic Tricks with Joshua Zucker
Fri, Dec 11 Folding Fridays, unique origami designs throughout the fall
Fri, Dec 18 Folding Fridays, unique origami designs throughout the fall
Tue, Dec 22 QED: Homework Help… for Parents!

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Expansions: an afternoon enrichment program for gifted math students — apply now for the fall!
September through May

Reinvent math class with Expansions, MoMath’s afternoon gifted program.  Featuring programs for math-loving students enrolled in first through twelfth grades, the Expansions workshops are designed and delivered by MoMath’s educational team to illuminate the wonders of mathematics, challenge and inspire students, and broaden their mathematical horizons.  With topics ranging from fractals to cellular automata, these afternoon classes provide an opportunity for participants to learn advanced and fascinating topics not included in the standard K to 12 curriculum.  Plus, students can benefit from enjoying math together with small groups of talented and focused young scholars.  MoMath is currently accepting applications for limited spots in the fall 2020 semester, which will be conducted online.  To learn more, visit expansions.momath.org.

MoMath is delighted to announce that the high school track will be taught by International Math Olympiad participant and trainer Paul Zeitz, who is also the co-founder and Board Chairman of Proof School, co-founder of the San Francisco Math Circle, co-founder of the Bay Area Math Olympiad, and author of The Art and Craft of Problem Solving.  Click here to learn more and apply for the Icosahedron sessions for grades 9 through 12.

Register now for MathPlay 2020-2021, MoMath’s preschool program (with online classes)
Tuesdays and Thursdays

Whether your toddler is just learning to count or your preschooler is gearing up for kindergarten, MathPlay will instill a love of mathematics in each child through educational games, catchy songs, and intriguing problem-solving challenges.  Led by a seasoned preschool educator, MathPlay will broaden your child’s math abilities, improve problem-solving skills, and fine-tune motor coordination and social skills.  Enroll in a themed monthly session to build consistency, joy, and comfort with math.  For more information and to register, visit mathplay.momath.org.

Steven H. Strogatz Prize for Math Communication — awarded to students 15 to 18 years old
Application window opens September 15

Are you a high school student who wants to share your love of math with the world?  Enter this worldwide contest!  Cash prizes will be awarded for compelling math communication projects, and award-winning projects will be posted online.  To apply, visit strogatzprize.momath.org.

Ongoing Programs

Online Field Trips — Booking now for the 2020-2021 school year!
Ongoing

Educators, bring your class together in our virtual classroom!  Schools may be closed, but MoMath allows your group to connect for a shared mathematical experience.  Bring your students together with an experienced MoMath educator for an engaging online field trip session, fully accessible from home.  Limited sponsored trips may be available for Title I schools.  For more information and to register your class, visit fieldtrips.momath.org.

NEW in 2020: Online field trips to Composite, the gallery at MoMath
Take a tour with artist Anton Bakker and explore the amazing Alternative Perspective exhibition

MoMath is thrilled to present a groundbreaking new art show in Composite, the gallery at MoMath — virtually!  In Alternative Perspective, artist Anton Bakker takes us on a journey into a world of mathematical beauty with an added twist: a change in perspective seems to change the very reality of the object before you.  Anton’s sculptures — executed in steel, bronze, or as digital interactives — fix points in space that, as the eye connects them, reveal harmonious alignments as three-dimensional paths.  Lines, curves, knots, spirals, Möbius strips, optical illusions, and fractals — all are explored in this highly engaging virtual show.  Bakker’s work is complemented by two special pieces: an unusual and surprising work by engineers-turned-artists Walt van Ballegooijen and Hans Kuiper and a creative mathematical sculpture by former Bell Labs scientist Alan White.  Learn more about MoMath’s newest temporary exhibition at composite.momath.org and book your field trip at fieldtrips.momath.org today!

Free Mind-Benders for the Quarantined!
Ongoing

MoMath is pleased to announce a new program to keep your minds fresh!  Each Sunday, MoMath will send you a challenging mathematical puzzle from the collection of our own puzzle master, Dr. Peter Winkler.  On Tuesday, you’ll receive a subtle hint; on Thursday, a serious push; on Saturday, the solution.  And the next day, of course, a new puzzle.  Learn more and register at mindbenders.momath.org.

MoMath Online: Student Sessions for grades pre-K through 12
Ongoing, Mondays through Fridays

Break the boredom of being at home with a journey into the wonderful and intriguing world of mathematics, guided by an experienced educator.  Drop-in classes are available every weekday, and registration is free through September for MoMath members (and always free for families in need).  For more information and to register, visit studentsessions.momath.org.

MathPlay Mini, MoMath’s drop-in program for preschoolers
MathPlay Mini drop-in sessions offer pre-school children the opportunity to engage online in activities that develop number sense, broaden math skills, and improve problem-solving skills.  Learn more and register at mini.momath.org.

Origami birthday parties
Looking to host a one-of-a-kind online birthday party full of fabulous folding fun?  You and your guests can explore the wondrous art of paper folding with an origami expert!  With your choice of customized activities, parties can be personalized for all ages of birthday boys and girls — from children through adults, from simple to complicated paper art.  Other exciting online birthday options are also available.  For more information, please email birthdays@momath.org.

Upcoming Events

Folding Fridays
Fridays at 3:00 pm ET (New York)
September 4, 11, 18, and 25
October 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30
November 6, 13, and 20
December 4, 11, and 18
Don’t miss the kick-off of the fall Folding Fridays series!  Kathleen Sheridan will teach unique origami models to learners ages seven through adult.  Every session will be different, and each session can stand alone.  Explore the wonders of paper folding — there’s math in every fold!  Learn more and register at foldingfridays.momath.org.

Pythagoras to Present Day: Math’s Greatest Hits with Alex Kontorovich
Mondays at 7:00 pm ET (New York)
September 14 and 21
October 5, 19, and 26
November 2, 16, and 23
Join Alex Kontorovich, MoMath’s 2020-2021 Distinguished Visiting Professor for the Public Dissemination of Mathematics, for an eight-week mini-course (from September 14 through November 23) studying the twists and turns of mathematical ideas throughout history, including a fresh look at the K to 12 curriculum and beyond.  Learn more and register at p2p.momath.org.

Free Math Gym, a workout for your brain
Thursday, September 23, 3:30 pm ET
(New York)
Students in 4th grade and above are invited to spend an hour online with MoMath mathematicians, independently working on engaging and beautiful math problems hand-selected by MoMath’s advisory council of math PhDs.  Choose whichever challenges you like and explore them with the guidance and mentorship of an expert mathematician.  If you love math and want to experience the incredible joy of mathematical discovery, you won’t want to miss this enjoyable monthly program.  These very limited spots fill quickly, so sign up soon!  Learn more and register for free at workout.momath.org.

Bending the Arc — an intimate discussion with accomplished Black mathematicians
Wednesday, September 23, 6:30 pm ET (New York)
“The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.” — Martin Luther King, Jr.
The National Museum of Mathematics (MoMath) is deeply committed to encouraging young people of all backgrounds to engage with mathematics and to consider careers in STEM fields.  As part of this commitment, MoMath is launching a new virtual program aimed at demystifying mathematics for Black youth.  Join an interesting online panel discussion followed by more intimate breakout room conversations that will give participants the opportunity to interact with leading Black mathematicians and scientists and to explore how these accomplished individuals have used math in their careers.  The program will be hosted by former NFL (Baltimore Ravens) professional, current MIT Math PhD candidate, and MoMath Trustee John Urschel.  Special introduction by New York City Council Member and Co-Chair of the Council’s Black, Latino, and Asian Caucus, Adrienne E. Adams, and featuring Monica C. Jackson (American University), William A. Massey (Princeton University), James McLurkin (Google), Jelani Nelson (UC Berkeley), and Ashia Wilson (MIT).  Learn more and register at arc.momath.org.

Free Write Angles: Where Math Meets Language — “Code Breaking: Patterns and Sequences — Can you crack the code?”
Thursday, September 24, 6:30 pm ET (New York)
Perhaps nowhere is the intersection of math and words more obvious than in cryptography.  Even if a code does not use numbers or letters at all, the only way to break it is to recognize patterns and understand what comes next.  Can you combine your math and language skills to crack the code and decipher the secret message?  Join us for this second program from 23 18 9 20 5 1 14 7 12 5 19.  Learn more and register at writeangles.momath.com.

Equilibrium, an adult evening of mathematical games
Friday, September 25, 7:00 pm ET (New York)
Grab your most interesting dice and join Ed Pegg, Jr. (of Wolfram Mathematica and math consultant for the television show NUMB3RS) for a night of experimental game play.  Using basic guidelines, Ed will lead the group through some existing dice games that we’ll play together, then open the floor to new ideas.  Dust off your D6s, D12s, D20s, D30s, D48s, D120s, and other dice, and roll with it.  Learn more and register at equilibrium.momath.org.

Tween Primes, the MoMath book club for tweens and teens: Humble Pi: When Math Goes Wrong in the Real World by Matt Parker
Sunday, September 27, 5:30 pm ET (New York)
What happens when math goes wrong in the real world?  Join Tween Primes in September to discuss the hilarious book, Humble Pi: When Math Goes Wrong in the Real World by stand-up comedian and mathematician Matt Parker.  Learn about the bizarre ways that a misplaced decimal point upended the stock market, a unit conversion error caused a plane to crash, or when someone divided by zero and stalled a battleship in the middle of the ocean.  Getting it wrong has never been more fun.  Learn more and register at tweenprimes.momath.org.

Unlimited, MoMath’s mix-n-mingle program for students in middle and high school
Sunday, September 27, 6:30 pm ET (New York)
Middle and high school students, come spend an hour or more with your peers, enjoying interesting mathematical activities and interactive social games, all led by an experienced MoMath educator.  Be sure to stick around at the end for a dance party!  Learn more and register at unlimited.momath.org.

QED: Homework Help… for Parents!
Tuesday, September 29, 8:00 pm ET (New York)
In today’s environment, parents are more important than ever in the education of their children.  But what happens when your child’s homework doesn’t look like anything you remember?  How can you help your child when you’re not sure yourself how to solve a problem?  Join MoMath’s 2020-2021 Distinguished Visiting Professor, Alex Kontorovich, as he provides homework help for parents.  Bring your questions to this open forum: we’re here to help!  Learn more and register at qed.momath.org.

Dancing with Circles
Thursday, September 30, 6:30 pm ET (New York)
Join dancer, choreographer, mathematician, and math professor Karl Schaffer as we play with several surprising ways of exploring circles — and their properties — using our bodies.  This interactive session will explore whole-body circular activities easily done in a very small space.  Apply these actions to create movement sequences with the ultimate mathematical prop — an ordinary sheet of paper.  Then, learn how it all connects to the curious algebra of quaternions!  No dance experience necessary.  Learn more and register at circledance.momath.org.

Free Ask a Mathematician — Anything!
Thursday, October 1, 4:00 pm ET (New York)
Ever wanted to ask a mathematician something, maybe about a curious new idea you have, or a concept you’d like to understand better?  Don’t know whom to ask?  Here’s your chance!  MoMath’s 2020-2021 Distinguished Visiting Professor Alex Kontorovich will host this free, one-hour, online session.  Learn more and register at askmath.momath.org.

Fun with Mathematical Definitions
Thursday, October 1, 6:30 pm ET (New York)
Is an elevator a vehicle?  Is a hot dog a sandwich?  Is a heart a shape?  Is an emoji a word?  Well…it depends!  The answers to these questions can vary based on your definitions of vehicle, sandwich, shape, and word.  Precise definitions are essential tools of mathematics, but few definitions start out as precise as they’ll need to be later on.  Come play with the boundary between precision and ambiguity in this fast-paced, participatory session featuring award-winning author and math educator Christopher Danielson.  Learn more and register at definitions.momath.org.

Math Encounters: “What’s the Point: Why Math Really Matters” with Nira Chamberlain
Wednesday, October 7, 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm ET (New York)
All around the world, children and even some adults ask the question: “What is the point of mathematics?”  The field of mathematical modeling not only helps answer this question, it can even help quench the human thirst for knowledge.  Join Dr. Nira Chamberlain, Chartered Mathematician, Chartered Scientist, and President of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (United Kingdom) as he shares applications of mathematical modeling, from serious to fun.  From the edge of our solar system to battling an artificial intelligence takeover, we will see the point of mathematics after all.  Special introduction by Evelyn Lamb, math and science writer.  Learn more and register for free at mathencounters.org.

Free Write Angles: Where Math Meets Language — “Math Words Trivia Night”
Thursday, October 8, 6:30 pm ET (New York)
Are there more words than numbers, or more numbers than words?  You can make a case for either, or both can be true at the same time.  There are so many amazing facts around the language we use to describe numbers — in this third program from Write Angles, here’s your chance to show what you know!  Learn more and register at writeangles.momath.com.

Free Family Fridays at MoMath presented by Two Sigma: “Flying Math: Can Math Help You Juggle?” with John Chase
Friday, October 9, 6:30 pm ET (New York)
Join educator and entertainer John Chase in an exciting demonstration of the compelling connections between math and juggling.  The mathematics that has revolutionized the juggling world is both powerful and accessible, providing an impressive example of math modeling.  During this session, you won’t just learn some math, you’ll get to see it flying through the air!  There will also be time for participants to learn to juggle with the help of a professional.  So, bring three objects and join the fun!  Learn more and register at familyfridays.momath.org.

Free Math Gym, a workout for your brain
Wednesday, October 14, 3:30 pm ET
(New York)
Students in 4th grade and above are invited to spend an hour online with MoMath mathematicians, independently working on engaging and beautiful math problems hand-selected by MoMath’s advisory council of math PhDs.  Choose whichever challenges you like and explore them with the guidance and mentorship of an expert mathematician.  If you love math and want to experience the incredible joy of mathematical discovery, you won’t want to miss this enjoyable monthly program.  These very limited spots fill quickly, so sign up soon!  Learn more and register for free at workout.momath.org.

Mathematical Fusion: “Electrical Circuits and Random Walks”
Wednesday, October 14, 6:30 pm ET (New York)
Join MoMath favorite Paul Zeitz in a three-part series exploring branches of math that fuse two seemingly mismatched topics.  Usually math is applied to physics, not the other way around.  But it turns out that the equations governing simple electrical circuits are identical to those describing random walks, a subtle and difficult mathematical concept.  Use physical intuition to almost magically resolve very complicated mathematical questions.  Learn more and register at fusion.momath.org.

Meet a Mathematician, featuring Mario Livio
Thursday, October 15, 4:00 pm ET (New York)
Join host Alex Kontorovich as we bring diverse and talented guests to the MoMath stage to share their experiences, their stories, and their love of mathematics.  In October, Alex welcomes internationally renowned astrophysicist and best-selling author Dr. Mario Livio who has written seven popular science books (including The Golden Ratio, Brilliant Blunders, and Galileo and the Science Deniers) plus more than 400 scientific papers on topics ranging from Dark Energy and cosmology to black holes and extrasolar planets.  Learn more and register at meetmath.momath.org.

Alice’s Adventures in Short Division with Joshua Zucker
Thursday, October 15, 5:45 pm ET (New York)
Join Joshua Zucker on a trip down the rabbit hole of division, relating fractions and decimals.  We’ll go around and around in loopy mathematical structures to discover that remainders are more important than digits in explaining why repeating decimals behave the way they do.  Learn more and register at alice.momath.org.

The 2020 MoMath Gala
Tuesday, October 20, 7:00 pm ET (New York)
Don’t miss MoMath’s first-ever online gala — now accessible to everyone from all over the world.  Join us on Tuesday, October 20 for an online evening of mathematical inspiration, featuring a special performance by Pete Muller.  Mark your calendar and stay tuned for more information, coming soon!  Learn more and register at gala.momath.org.

Mathematical Fusion: “Number Theory and Statistics”
Wednesday, October 21, 6:30 pm ET (New York)
Join MoMath favorite Paul Zeitz in a three-part series exploring branches of math that fuse two seemingly mismatched topics.  How “likely” are two randomly chosen numbers to share any factors?  How many factors does a number have, on average?  And what do these questions even mean, anyway?  Join us to explore these questions and more as we apply ideas of probability and statistics to number theory, which is the study of the natural numbers.  Strangely, even the number π will play a role.  Learn more and register at fusion.momath.org.

Equilibrium Online, an adult evening of mathematical games
Friday, October 23, 7:00 pm ET
(New York)
Tabletop gaming is more fun than ever!  Come join old friends and new for a fun-filled, adult evening featuring a broad array of mathematically rich games.  Enjoy classics like SET and Connect Four, modern options from Ubongo to Skiwampus to Ricochet Robots, and even MoMath’s own twist on mathematical favorites like Hex and Nim.  Prepare a snack, log on from home, and connect with new and interesting people, all while enjoying uniquely mathematical games, hosted by at the nation’s only Museum of Math.  Learn more and register at equilibrium.momath.org.

Tween Primes, the MoMath book club for tweens and teens: Uncle Petros and Goldbach’s Conjecture: A Novel of Mathematical Obsession by Apostolos Doxiadis
Sunday, October 25, 5:30 pm ET (New York)
What happens when a mathematical prodigy devotes his life to proving one of the greatest mathematical challenges of all time? Join Tween Primes in October to discuss Uncle Petros and Goldbach’s Conjecture: A Novel of Mathematical Obsession by Apostolos Doxiadis.  Petros Papachristos’s obsession with Goldbach’s Conjecture — the deceptively simple claim that every even number greater than two is the sum of two primes — has come to define his life.  Now an old man, he is looked on with suspicion and shame by his family — until his ambitious young nephew intervenes.  Learn more and register at tweenprimes.momath.org.

Unlimited, MoMath’s mix-n-mingle program for students in middle and high school
Sunday, October 25, 6:30 pm ET (New York)
Unlimited is back, in a new online format!  Middle and high school students, come spend an hour or more with your peers, enjoying interesting mathematical activities and interactive social games, all led by an experienced MoMath educator.  Be sure to stick around at the end for a dance party!  Learn more and register at unlimited.momath.org.

QED: Homework Help… for Parents!
Tuesday, October 27, 8:00 pm ET (New York)
In today’s environment, parents are more important than ever in the education of their children.  But what happens when your child’s homework doesn’t look like anything you remember?  How can you help your child when you’re not sure yourself how to solve a problem?  Join MoMath’s 2020-2021 Distinguished Visiting Professor, Alex Kontorovich, as he provides homework help for parents.  Bring your questions to this open forum: we’re here to help!  Learn more and register at qed.momath.org.

Mathematical Fusion: “Geometry and Number Theory”
Wednesday, October 28, 6:30 pm ET (New York)
Join MoMath favorite Paul Zeitz in a three-part series exploring branches of math that fuse two seemingly mismatched topics.  Hermann Minkowski realized that his student Einstein’s relativity theory implied the marriage of space and time.  But a decade earlier, Minkowski presided over another unexpected union, that of geometry and number theory.  Investigate Minkowski’s little-known “geometry of numbers” to see how a careful contemplation of area, volume, and graph paper leads to surprising insight into questions that eluded mathematicians for years.  Learn more and register at fusion.momath.org.

Lost Treasures of the Multiplication Table with Joshua Zucker
Thursday, October 29, 5:45 pm ET (New York)
Uncover some of the secrets of the multiplication table in this Indiana Jones-style adventure, featuring Joshua Zucker as your fearless guide.  Where do you find triangular pyramids?  Where did they hide the cubes?  Why did we all grow up with a multiplication table that isn’t drawn to scale?  Discover the hidden mysteries lurking within this grade-school tool — you’ll never look at multiplication the same way again!  Learn more and register at treasures.momath.org.

Free Ask a Mathematician — Anything!
Thursday, November 5, 4:00 pm ET (New York)
Ever wanted to ask a mathematician something, maybe about a curious new idea you have, or a concept you’d like to understand better?  Don’t know whom to ask?  Here’s your chance!  MoMath’s 2020-2021 Distinguished Visiting Professor Alex Kontorovich will host this free, one-hour, online session.  Learn more and register at askmath.momath.org.

Coins in Twoland, session one of a two-session program
Wednesday, November 11, 5:45 pm ET (New York)
The nation of Twoland has some unusual laws about money and its uses.  Join popular educator Joshua Zucker as we investigate the implications of those laws and uncover a startling array of mathematical patterns.  By thinking big and small about saving and spending, we will discover the deep reasons behind those patterns and uncover a path from the cities into the trees.  Learn more and register at twoland.momath.org.

Coins in Twoland, session two of a two-session program
Thursday, November 12, 5:45 pm ET (New York)
The nation of Twoland has some unusual laws about money and its uses.  Join popular educator Joshua Zucker as we investigate the implications of those laws and uncover a startling array of mathematical patterns.  By thinking big and small about saving and spending, we will discover the deep reasons behind those patterns and uncover a path from the cities into the trees.  Learn more and register at twoland.momath.org.

Free Family Fridays at MoMath presented by Two Sigma: “M-Cubed: Math, Mystery, and Magic” with Steve Sherman
Friday, November 13, 6:30 pm ET (New York)
Join Steve Sherman for an edutaining session of math, mystery, and magic.  Wonderful math tricks, demonstrations, and stories abound: the evening will be filled with magical mathematics and mathematical magic.  Bring something to write with and something to write on, and brace yourselves for a mathematical adventure — you will come out smarter, wiser, and happier!  Learn more and register at familyfridays.momath.org.

QED: Homework Help… for Parents!
Tuesday, November 24, 8:00 pm ET (New York)
In today’s environment, parents are more important than ever in the education of their children.  But what happens when your child’s homework doesn’t look like anything you remember?  How can you help your child when you’re not sure yourself how to solve a problem?  Join MoMath’s 2020-2021 Distinguished Visiting Professor, Alex Kontorovich, as he provides homework help for parents.  Bring your questions to this open forum: we’re here to help!  Learn more and register at qed.momath.org.

QED: Homework Help… for Parents!
Tuesday, December 22, 8:00 pm ET (New York)
In today’s environment, parents are more important than ever in the education of their children.  But what happens when your child’s homework doesn’t look like anything you remember?  How can you help your child when you’re not sure yourself how to solve a problem?  Join MoMath’s 2020-2021 Distinguished Visiting Professor, Alex Kontorovich, as he provides homework help for parents.  Bring your questions to this open forum: we’re here to help!  Learn more and register at qed.momath.org.


Integrators: The MoMath High School Volunteer Program
MoMath accepts a limited number of high school students for ongoing volunteer roles during summer vacation and/or the academic year.  The Integrators program offers a unique chance to improve interpersonal and communication skills, explore mathematical concepts, and learn valuable job skills.  MoMath students interact with visitors (on the Museum floor or online) and train with professional educators, interpreters, and managers.  Students who participate during summer vacation commit five days per week.  During the school year, this opportunity requires a commitment of approximately one day per week, typically a Saturday or Sunday, from September through June.  Apply now for the 2020-2021 school year (online and/or in person)!  Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.  Learn more and apply at volunteers.momath.org.

Substitutions: MoMath’s substitute educator program
If you enjoy the flexibility and pace of per-diem classroom education, consider applying to MoMath’s substitute educator program, Substitutions.  MoMath is looking for motivated, experienced substitute teachers who can engage a room full of students and share their love of enriching mathematics — training provided!  This program offers flexible scheduling to accommodate your needs, competitive pay, and the potential for regular engagement.  Learn more about educator positions and apply at jobs.momath.org.

Weekend programs for families
Take a tour with MoMath’s Derivatives program (derivatives.momath.org) or join one of MoMath’s specially-trained educators in Explorations, a hands-on classroom experience, to discover the wonder of mathematics (explorations.momath.org).  Don’t miss your chance to see math in a whole new light, only at MoMath.

Summations: MoMath’s homeschool program
Homeschool students can experience the excitement of a MoMath field trip!  With the Summations program, homeschoolers can spend the afternoon learning about the math behind MoMath’s engaging interactive exhibits or participating in an exploratory, hands-on classroom experience along with other homeschool families.  Learn more at summations.momath.org.

Events, birthday parties, and more
Looking to host a one-of-a-kind event where your guests can interact with more than 40 engaging exhibits?  Enter a world of mathematical intrigue, but don’t worry: amidst all the activity, there is plenty of space for gala-worthy dinners, over-the-top birthday bashes, laser-cutting parties, and bar/bat mitzvahs.  Who knew math could be this much fun?  Email programservices@momath.org for more information.

School and group visits
MoMath has more than one dozen great programs for school groups visiting the Museum.  From graph coloring to Möbius bands, bring your students to MoMath for a view into the exciting world of mathematics and see why kids of all ages love visiting the Museum.  Learn more and register at fieldtrips.momath.org.

Free trips for Title I schools
Thanks to the support of organizations including Con Edison, Two Sigma, and The Scripps Family Fund for Education and the Arts, as well as New York City Council Member Mark Levine, 7th District, and some generous MoMath friends, support for Title I schools is now available.  To apply for a free trip in the 2019-2020 school year, visit titleone.momath.org.  Interested in sponsoring a field trip?  Email donation@momath.org.


Beautiful Math
See what mathematicians think is beautiful about mathematics at beautiful.momath.org.

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Join the MoMath community
Become a member today and help ensure that MoMath continues to deliver exciting and engaging math programs for all ages.  Visit momath.org/join to become a member and receive unlimited access to MoMath’s innovative exhibits, plus discounts for select programs in Additions, the shop at MoMath.  Become a premium member and receive early notices and invitations to exclusive MoMath events.  Join now and take advantage of MoMath’s low rates.  Note that while the Museum is closed, members receive free registration to select online programs, free access to recordings of MoMath programs, and exclusive invitations to members-only online events.  To learn more about long-term memberships, call 212-542-0566.

We need you!
Interested in volunteering on the Museum floor?  If you love math, would like to help others enjoy MoMath’s interactive suite of exhibits, and are willing to devote two 4-hour shifts each month, please send an email to jobs@momath.org with the subject line “MoMath integrator.”  Please include a cover letter, current résumé, and a newly-written essay that, in approximately 150 to 500 words, describes an experience that shaped your love of mathematics.

We hope to see you at MoMath!