Upcoming Events at MoMath

 

MoMath at a Glance

Now offering online programs and virtual field trips!

 

Ongoing

Online Field Trips, virtual visits to MoMath for students and educators!
Online Mind-Benders for the Quarantined!, weekly mathematical puzzles from MoMath’s puzzle master, Dr. Winkler

Now accepting applications

Online Expansions gifted program at MoMath, now including high school sessions with Paul Zeitz!
Online MathPlay, MoMath’s program for preschoolers
Transformations 2020, the summer camp at MoMath
Now weekly! Online MoMath Student Sessions for PreK-12, featuring some free* classes
Fri, Apr 10 Online Family Fridays: “Math Meets Art: Making a Rubik’s Cube Mosaic” with Lauren Rose
Tue, Apr 14 Online Math Gym, a workout for your brain
Tue, Apr 14 Online Games of Little to No Chance minicourse, first session
Wed, Apr 15 Online Home Base: Mathy Things to Do at Home
Thu, Apr 16 Online Mathematical Solitaire is NOT Boring
Fri, Apr 17 Online Equilibrium, an evening of adult mathematical games
Sun, Apr 19 Online Tween Primes, the MoMath book club for tweens and teens
Sun, Apr 19 Online Unlimited, MoMath’s mix-n-mingle program for students in middle and high school
Tue, Apr 21 Online Games of Little to No Chance minicourse, second session
Wed, Apr 22 Deadline to apply to the Steven H. Strogatz Prize for Math Communication!
Thu, Apr 23 Online Folding Fun, origami for ages 7 and up, with OrigamiUSA
Fri, Apr 24 Online The Joy of Mistakes
Mon, Apr 27 Online The Millennium Problems
Wed, Apr 29 Online Patterns are Never Enough
Thu, Apr 30 Online Folding Fun, origami for ages 12 and up, with OrigamiUSA
Wed, May 6 Online Math Encounters — “Mathemagic with a Deck of Cards” with Colm Mulcahy
Fri, May 8 Online Equilibrium, an evening of adult mathematical games
Thu, May 14 Online Solar Eclipses: Math, Science, and Spectacle with Jay Pasachoff
Fri, May 15 Online Family Fridays: “Sky Spectaculars: Now You See It, Now You Don’t!” with Jay Pasachoff
Fri, May 15 Deadline to apply to the Rosenthal Prize for Innovation and Inspiration in Math Teaching!
Sun, May 17 Online Tween Primes, the MoMath book club for tweens and teens
Sun, May 17 Online Unlimited, MoMath’s mix-n-mingle program for students in middle and high school
Thu, May 21 Online Math Gym, a workout for your brain

*Free sessions are reserved for families who would otherwise not be able to participate without financial assistance.



Event Details

Online Field Trips
Ongoing

MoMath is pleased to offer private online educator-led, hands-on field trips.  MoMath online field trips can accommodate up to 96 students.  Learn more and register at fieldtrips.momath.org.

Online 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.

Online MathPlay Spring 2020 Session
Tuesdays, April 7 through June 9 at 4:00 pm

Thursdays, April 2 through June 4 at 9:30 am or 4:00 pm
Led by an experienced preschool specialist, MathPlay offers children the opportunity to play well-developed games that help broaden math skills, improve problem-solving skills, fine-tune motor coordination, and enhance communication and social skills.  Learn more and register at mathplay.momath.org.

Online MoMath Student Sessions
Weekly, Mondays through Fridays

Whether your child is already passionate about mathematics or just starting to explore its wonders, MoMath Online Student Sessions will expose your child to cool areas of mathematics not covered in school and stoke the flames for a lifelong appreciation of mathematics.  Learn more and register at studentsessions.momath.org.

Online Family Fridays at MoMath presented by Two Sigma: “Math Meets Art: Making a Rubik’s Cube Mosaic” with Lauren Rose
Friday, April 10, 6:30 pm

The Rubik’s Cube is a versatile puzzle whose tactile nature and complexity make it fun and interesting to all ages and experience levels; it can also enhance problem-solving and mathematical skills.  But did you know that Rubik’s Cubes can also be a source of creative and artistic play?  Join mathematician and math educator Lauren Rose as we design and construct beautiful patterns with Rubik’s Cubes.  No previous experience with Rubik’s Cubes is assumed, and anyone between the ages of 9 and 99 will enjoy this unique, hands-on workshop.  Thanks to the generous support of Two Sigma, this program is free to attendees.  Register at familyfridays.momath.org.

Online Math Gym, a workout for your brain
Tuesday, April 14, 3:30 pm

Students, spend an hour at MoMath 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.  Learn more and register at workout.momath.org.

Online Games of Little to No Chance, a two-session minicourse
Tuesday, April 14 (second session on April 21), 6:30 pm

Gambling is for suckers.  Mathematicians prefer games that can be analyzed, where it is possible to discover and implement guaranteed winning strategies, or at least strategies where the probability of winning is more than 50%.  Join Paul Zeitz as he shares techniques for analyzing simple and not-so-simple games and explains how to design “sucker bets” that will fool even the most sophisticated adversaries.  Learn more and register at chance.momath.org.

Online Home Base: Mathy Things to Do at Home
Wednesday, April 15, 6:30 pm

Math can be the perfect first aid against quarantine boredom.  MoMath favorite Dr. Jürgen Richter-Gebert, TU München (The Technical University of Munich), joins us to share math-related activities that can be done with material in your household or from the web.  Math crafting activities, interactive games, small tricks, short movies, and more will entertain your family with mathematical delights.  Learn more and register at homebase.momath.org.

Online Mathematical Solitaire is NOT Boring
Thursday, April 16, 7:00 pm

Simple one-player games provide a fantastic distillation of mathematical investigation.  Join Paul Zeitz to learn how to play — and become awestruck by — Bulgarian solitaire, Conway’s Soldiers, and others.  Learn more and register at solitaire.momath.org.

Online Equilibrium, an adult evening of mathematical games
Friday, April 17, 7:00 pm

Equilibrium returns via video!  This month, we’ll explore Fano, a challenging strategy game that involves projective geometry, octonion multiplication, and a generalization of non-transitive rock-paper-scissors-style combat.  Fano supports any number of players, and requires only a deck of cards at home.  Join us for this unique and exciting opportunity, guaranteed to challenge and intrigue!  This game night features the creator of Fano, Will Hansen, who will teach participants how to play the game Fano.  Learn more and register at equilibrium.momath.org.

Online Tween Primes, the MoMath book club for tweens and teens: The Boy Who Reversed Himself by William Sleator
Sunday, April 19, 5:30 pm

When Laura finds her homework in her locker with its writing reversed, she’s baffled until she learns an unbelievable secret: her weird neighbor, Omar, has the ability to travel to the fourth dimension.  Laura convinces him to take her there and then goes there on her own.  There’s only one problem — she doesn’t know how to get back.  Learn more and register at tweenprimes.momath.org.

Online Unlimited, MoMath’s mix-n-mingle program for students in middle and high school
Sunday, April 19, 6:30 pm

Don’t miss the next installment of Unlimited, MoMath’s mix-n-mingle evening for students in late middle school through high school.  If you’re excited by the idea of a fun-filled, math-focused night where you can hang out with old and new friends, enjoy some snacks, and move to some great tunes, then you won’t want to miss this exciting program.  Learn more and register at unlimited.momath.org.

Online Games of Little to No Chance, a two-session minicourse
Tuesday, April 21 (first session on April 14), 6:30 pm

Gambling is for suckers.  Mathematicians prefer games that can be analyzed, where it is possible to discover and implement guaranteed winning strategies, or at least strategies where the probability of winning is more than 50%.  Join Paul Zeitz as he shares techniques for analyzing simple and not-so-simple games and explains how to design “sucker bets” that will fool even the most sophisticated adversaries.  Learn more and register at chance.momath.org.

Online Folding Fun with MoMath and OrigamiUSA, for ages 7 and up
Thursday, April 23, 2:00 pm

MoMath and OrigamiUSA have partnered to bring the joy of origami to you!  In an online session, origami expert Wendy Zeichner will teach simple origami models to learners ages seven and up.  Explore the wonders of paper folding and challenge yourself to master a few models — there’s math in every fold!  Learn more at foldingfun.momath.org.

Online The Joy of Mistakes
Friday, April 24, 6:30 pm

One of the great things about math — real math, not school math — is that mistakes are not bugs, but features.  Mistakes often lead to new ideas and new ways of thinking about things.  What happens if we add fractions the “wrong” way?  In elementary school, we’d get corrected.  As mathematicians, we enter a world of wonders.  Likewise, a naive algebra mistake called the “freshman’s dream” leads to fantastic mathematical insights.  Join mathematician Paul Zeitz in exploring the joy of mistakes.  Learn more and register at mistakes.momath.org.

Online The Millennium Problems
Monday, April 27, 6:30 pm

The seven greatest unsolved problems in mathematics are each worth a cool $1 million!  Learn more about these problems as University of Oxford mathematician Dr. Tom Crawford takes us to the cutting edge of mathematical research.  Don’t miss this engaging, interactive event, featuring a live voting system where the audience chooses the next problem to investigate.  This program is appropriate for adults and for students aged 14 and up.  Learn more and register at millennium.momath.org.

Online Patterns Are Never Enough
Wednesday, April 29, 6:30 pm

G.H. Hardy once said, “A mathematician, like a painter or a poet, is a maker of patterns.  If his patterns are more permanent than theirs, it is because they are made with ideas.”  But just finding a pattern is never sufficient — you need to make sure that your pattern is true.  Join Paul Zeitz in an exploration of a variety of situations in which what initially appears to be a beautiful pattern turns out to be just a mirage, and in the process, discover some of the mysteries at the frontier of research mathematics.  Learn more and register at mirage.momath.org.

Online Folding Fun with MoMath and OrigamiUSA, for ages 12 and up
Thursday, April 30, 2:00 pm

MoMath and OrigamiUSA have partnered to bring the joy of origami to you!  In an online session, origami expert Char Morrow will teach simple origami models to learners ages 12 and up.  Explore the wonders of paper folding and challenge yourself to master a few models — there’s math in every fold!  Learn more at foldingfun.momath.org.

Online Math Encounters — “Mathemagic with a Deck of Cards” with Colm Mulcahy
Wednesday, May 6, 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm

Amaze and amuse your family and friends armed with just a deck of cards and a little insider knowledge, thanks to blogger, author, and Spelman College math professor Colm Mulcahy. Professor Mulcahy will demonstrate, explain, and teach several original mathemagical creations that will highlight the power of mathematics to educate and entertain. Learn more and register at mathencounters.org.

Online Equilibrium, an adult evening of mathematical games
Friday, May 8, 7:00 pm

Tabletop gaming is more fun than ever, online!  Connect with old friends and new for a fun-filled, adult evening featuring a broad array of mathematically rich games.  Join us for this unique and exciting opportunity, guaranteed to challenge and intrigue!  Learn more and register at equilibrium.momath.org.

Online Solar Eclipses: Math, Science, and Spectacle
Thursday, May 14, 6:30 pm

As a veteran of 35 total solar eclipses, 17 annular solar eclipses, and 19 partial solar eclipses, as well as two transits of Venus and 4 transits of Mercury across the face of the Sun, astronomer Jay Pasachoff is uniquely positioned to share recent scientific work related to eclipses, international coordination of observations, and future plans.  What role does mathematics play in predicting eclipses, from the ancient saros observations to Halley’s 1715 map, and from Bessel’s 19th-century equations to today’s web-based zoom-and-click maps?  How do theoretical predictions based on magnetic-field measurements, emission spectra of high ionization lines, and radio observations compare to the high res images available today?  How is math used at the times of transits of Venus and Mercury to find the distance to the Sun?  Join us to find out!  Learn more and register at solar.momath.org.

Online Family Fridays at MoMath presented by Two Sigma: “Sky Spectaculars: Now You See It, Now You Don’t!” with Jay Pasachoff
Friday, May 15, 6:30 pm

Join Professor Jay Pasachoff, one of three people who have seen more total solar eclipses than anybody else in the world, for an evening celebrating the wonder and delight of observable events in our solar system.  What makes the sun disappear, and what’s the best way to watch it when it does?  Why are some eclipses full and others partial, and what causes an annular (ring) eclipse?  When can we see the next partial and total eclipses in New York, and what other exciting things will be happening in our skies?  Professor Pasachoff, Chair of the International Astronomical Union’s Working Group on Solar Eclipses and a professor at Williams College, takes us on an exciting journey of mathematical discovery, including a hands-on demonstration illustrating why solar and lunar eclipses occur just a few times each year.  Register at familyfridays.momath.org.

 

Online Math Gym, a workout for your brain
Thursday, May 21, 3:30 pm

Students, spend an hour at MoMath 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.  Learn more and register at workout.momath.org.


 

 

Perspectives: The MoMath Summer College Volunteer Program
Each summer, MoMath offers Perspectives, a volunteer program for college undergraduates.  Students who complete Perspectives gain a strong level of knowledge and experience in what it takes to operate a successful business, as well as exposure to a variety of interesting programs, lectures, and people.  The expected commitment is five days per week for eight to twelve weeks, and it typically includes assignments on the floor of the Museum, in the retail shop, and in MoMath’s administrative office.  Perspectives is an unpaid volunteer program.  MoMath is currently accepting applications and will be admitting candidates on a rolling basis.  Learn more and apply at volunteers.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 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 summer 2020 or the 2020-2021 school year, or both!  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 over 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.  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.


 

 

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