Upcoming Events at MoMath

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January to June: Field trips for K-12 classes!

All upcoming events are now online unless noted otherwise.

All times are in Eastern Time (New York).

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Ongoing

New! Visit MoMath — tickets to visit MoMath in person starting on July 1 are on sale now!
Free Graph the Grid — don’t miss your chance to help create the largest human parabola ever to grace the streets of Manhattan (and to points north, including the Bronx, Westchester, and Connecticut)!
Math on the House — sign up to be notified when free, last-minute seats become available for select events
Senior Sessions, educator-led sessions for mature adults
Slice of Pi — a month-long social club including ongoing activities for tweens and teens who love math
Global Perspective: Math, Art, and Architecture Around the World, a unique, augmented reality experience (free public access)
Alternative Perspectives in Composite, the gallery at MoMath — a groundbreaking art show, available virtually (free online access) and opening live this July!
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, educator-led sessions for pre-K to 12 students exploring math from home
MathPlay, the preschool program at MoMath

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Transformations 2021, the summer camp at MoMath — registration now open
Expansions, the gifted program at MoMath for students in first grade through high school
MOVES 2022, Mathematics of Various Entertaining Subjects — submit an abstract or activity for MoMath’s fifth biennial conference focusing on the math of puzzles; submissions accepted through July 1
Tue, Jun 22 3:00 pm Loving Math — stories, games, and laughter in a hilariously fun children’s hour (for grades K-1)
Tue, Jun 22 4:00 pm Loving Math — stories, games, and laughter in a hilariously fun children’s hour (for grades 2-3)
Tue, Jun 22 6:00 pm Free-to-members Children of Dots with Joshua Zucker
Thu, Jun 24 2:00 pm Senior Sessions: “Möbius Mischief”
Thu, Jun 24 4:00 pm Meet a Mathematician featuring Catriona Agg
Thu, Jun 24 6:30 pm Fractions Forever with Paul Zeitz
Fri, Jun 25 4:30 pm Folding Fridays — learn to fold unique origami designs: this week, fold an ice cream model
Fri, Jun 25 7:00 pm Equilibrium, MoMath’s adult evening of mathematical games
Sun, Jun 27 12:15 pm Free Strogatz Prize for Math Communication award ceremony
Sun, Jun 27 2:00 pm Bridge Basics — third session of a six-week course
Sun, Jun 27 5:30 pm Tween Primes, the MoMath book club for teens and tweens: Zombies and Calculus by Colin Adams
Sun, Jun 27 6:30 pm Unlimited, MoMath’s mix-n-mingle program for students in middle and high school
Tue, Jun 29 2:00 pm Senior Sessions: “Vote Counts: Ranking and Tanking”
Tue, Jun 29 3:00 pm Loving Math — stories, games, and laughter in a hilariously fun children’s hour (for grades K-1)
Tue, Jun 29 4:00 pm Loving Math — stories, games, and laughter in a hilariously fun children’s hour (for grades 2-3)
Tue, Jun 29 6:00 pm Pascal’s Dots and Fractal Triangles with Joshua Zucker
Thu, Jul 1 9:30 am MoMath re-opens its pi-handled doors to the public!  Purchase your tickets now!
Fri, Jul 2 3:00 pm Senior Sessions: “Polyomino Puzzlers”
Fri, Jul 2 4:30 pm Folding Fridays — learn to fold unique origami designs: this week, fold a great modular action model: Naruto Whirlpools by Toshikazu Kawasaki
Sat, Jul 3 9:30 am Alternative Perspectives in Composite, the gallery at MoMath, opens live!
Tue, Jul 6 3:00 pm Senior Sessions: “Cryptarithmetic”
Tue, Jul 6 3:00 pm Loving Math — stories, games, and laughter in a hilariously fun children’s hour (for grades K-1)
Tue, Jul 6 4:00 pm Loving Math — stories, games, and laughter in a hilariously fun children’s hour (for grades 2-3)
Wed, Jul 7 4:00 pm
7:00 pm
Free Math Encounters: “The Structure of Space: Measuring the Shape of the Universe” with David Spergel (in person!)
Thu, Jul 8 4:00 pm Free-to-members Ask a Mathematician — Anything! with Alex Kontorovich
Fri, Jul 9 3:00 pm Senior Sessions: “Sensational Puzzles”
Fri, Jul 9 4:30 pm Folding Fridays — learn to fold unique origami designs: this week, fold a hat by Atomu Yamanashi
Sun, Jul 11 2:00 pm Bridge Basics — fourth session of a six-week course
Mon, Jul 12 3:00 pm Senior Sessions: “Exhibit Explorations: Pythagorean Puzzlers”
Tue, Jul 13 3:00 pm Loving Math — stories, games, and laughter in a hilariously fun children’s hour (for grades K-1)
Tue, Jul 13 4:00 pm Loving Math — stories, games, and laughter in a hilariously fun children’s hour (for grades 2-3)
Tue, Jul 13 6:30 pm Meet the Artist with Anton Bakker (in person!)
Thu, Jul 15 3:00 pm Senior Sessions: “Topological Tic-Tac-Toe”
Thu, Jul 15 4:00 pm Meet a Mathematician
Fri, Jul 16 4:30 pm Folding Fridays — learn to fold unique origami designs: this week, fold a Crane Fan by Hiromi Takagi
Fri, Jul 16 6:30 pm Free Family Fridays: “Playing with Plato” with Alex Kontorovich
Sat, Jul 17 2:00 pm NYC Math Festival 2021 (online)
Sun, Jul 18 2:00 pm Bridge Basics — fifth session of a six-week course
Sun, Jul 18 5:30 pm Tween Primes, the MoMath book club for teens and tweens: The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster
Sun, Jul 18 6:30 pm Unlimited, MoMath’s mix-n-mingle program for students in middle and high school
Tue, Jul 20 3:00 pm Senior Sessions: “Making Math Solid: Tetrahedron”
Tue, Jul 20 3:00 pm Loving Math — stories, games, and laughter in a hilariously fun children’s hour (for grades K-1)
Tue, Jul 20 4:00 pm Loving Math — stories, games, and laughter in a hilariously fun children’s hour (for grades 2-3)
Wed, Jul 21 3:30 pm Free Math Gym, a workout for your brain
Fri, Jul 23 3:00 pm Senior Sessions: “Exhibit Explorations: Math Square”
Fri, Jul 23 4:30 pm Folding Fridays — learn to fold unique origami designs: this week, fold a fantastic action modular: Magic Circle by Hiroshi Kumasaka
Sat, Jul 24 3:00 pm Krazy Kahoot — a fast-paced family quiz game with Steve Sherman
Sun, Jul 25 2:00 pm Bridge Basics — final session of a six-week course
Mon, Jul 26 3:00 pm Senior Sessions: “Math in the Corner Pocket”
Tue, Jul 27 3:00 pm Loving Math — stories, games, and laughter in a hilariously fun children’s hour (for grades K-1)
Tue, Jul 27 4:00 pm Loving Math — stories, games, and laughter in a hilariously fun children’s hour (for grades 2-3)
Thu, Jul 29 3:00 pm Senior Sessions: “Breaking Codes”
Fri, Jul 30 4:30 pm Folding Fridays — learn to fold unique origami designs: this week, fold the iconic Olympic Rings
Fri, Jul 30 7:00 pm Free-to-members Equilibrium, MoMath’s adult evening of mathematical games
Tue, Aug 3 3:00 pm Loving Math — stories, games, and laughter in a hilariously fun children’s hour (for grades K-1)
Tue, Aug 3 4:00 pm Loving Math — stories, games, and laughter in a hilariously fun children’s hour (for grades 2-3)
Wed, Aug 4 4:00 pm
7:00 pm
Free Math Encounters — more information coming soon!
Thu, Aug 5 4:00 pm Ask a Mathematician — Anything! with Alex Kontorovich
Fri, Aug 6 4:30 pm Folding Fridays — learn to fold unique origami designs
Sun, Aug 8 3:00 pm MOVES Meet-Up — an online social event (of collaborative puzzling) as we gear up for the MOVES conference in January 2022
Tue, Aug 10 3:00 pm Loving Math — stories, games, and laughter in a hilariously fun children’s hour (for grades K-1)
Tue, Aug 10 4:00 pm Loving Math — stories, games, and laughter in a hilariously fun children’s hour (for grades 2-3)
Tue, Aug 10 6:30 pm Meet the Artist with Anton Bakker (in person!)
Thu, Aug 12 4:00 pm Meet a Mathematician
Fri, Aug 13 4:30 pm Folding Fridays — learn to fold unique origami designs
Sun, Aug 15 5:30 pm Tween Primes, the MoMath book club for teens and tweens
Sun, Aug 15 6:30 pm Unlimited, MoMath’s mix-n-mingle program for students in middle and high school
Wed, Aug 18 3:30 pm Free Math Gym, a workout for your brain
Fri, Aug 20 4:30 pm Folding Fridays — learn to fold unique origami designs
Fri, Aug 27 4:30 pm Folding Fridays — learn to fold unique origami designs
Wed, Sep 8 to Thu, Sep 9 10:00 am MATRIX x IMAGINARY Online Gathering — a precursor of the physical conference in Paris in April 2022
Fri, Jan 14 to Sun, Jan 16 6:30 pm MOVES, Mathematics of Various Entertaining Subjects — MoMath’s fifth biennial conference
Mon, Apr 4 to Wed, Apr 6 TBD MATRIX x IMAGINARY Conference — Meet Me in Paris!

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MOVES: “The Fascination of Puzzles”
Submissions accepted through July 1

The fifth biennial MOVES (Mathematics of Various Entertaining Subjects) Conference, hosted by MoMath and sponsored by Two Sigma, will feature an amazing lineup of keynote speakers, including Scott Kim, Maki Kaji, Tanya Khovanova, Oskar van Deventer, and Peter Winkler.  The conference is now scheduled to take place in person on January 15 and January 16, with an opening reception at MoMath on the evening of January 14.  The conference is currently accepting abstract submissions for research talks and family activities from all areas of recreational mathematics, with submissions in the area of puzzles particularly encouraged.  Submissions will be accepted through July 1, 2021.  To find out more about MOVES, register for the meeting, or submit a talk or activity, please visit moves.momath.org.

Transformations 2021 — MoMath’s summer camp — registration now open!
June 28 through September 3

Thinking about Summer 2021?  So is MoMath!  At Transformations, the summer camp at MoMath, students in grades one through nine will experience the richness of mathematics in America’s only museum dedicated to math.  Through full-body interactive activities, hands-on education sessions, and creative projects, math will come alive for each and every participant.  This summer, Transformations 2021 offers ten online, one-week sessions from June 28 through September 3, featuring exciting themes, such as Fibonacci and Beyond!, Mathematical Marvels, Puzzle Me This, What Are the Chances?, and Infinities of Infinites.  In-person add-ons available for those in town.  Learn more and register at summercamp.momath.org.

Expansions: an afternoon enrichment program for gifted math students — applications accepted for limited spots
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 2020-2021 school year, which is being conducted online.  To learn more, visit expansions.momath.org.

Ongoing Programs

Visit MoMath — starting July 1
MoMath is pleased to announce that its pi-handled doors will re-open on July 1!  Tickets to visit MoMath in person are on sale now at visit.momath.org.

Graph the Grid (a MathHappening event) — extended by popular demand
We’re taking it to the streets!  Join your fellow New Yorkers this spring for a fun, socially-distanced MathHappening event.  Help create a human graph across the Manhattan grid by becoming a point along an elegant parabolic curve.  Share your location on social media and watch the magic unfold as together we build a human-scale graph of this quaint quadratic function.  Brought to you through the joint efforts of MoMath, the nation’s only museum of math, and Mathigon, creator of innovative new online math curricula, this event promises to provide a moment of collaboration and community for all.  Due to popular demand, this fun activity will remain available — don’t miss your chance to help create the largest human parabola ever to grace the streets of Manhattan (and to points north, including the Bronx, Westchester, and Connecticut).  Learn more and register for free at grid.momath.org!

Math on the House — mailing list sign-up for FREE programs
MoMath is pleased to offer Math on the House, a mailing list for valued Museum patrons to receive free last-minute tickets for select events, when space is available.  To subscribe, visit mathonthehouse.momath.org.

Support MoMath while shopping at Amazon!
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Senior Sessions
Exercise your mental muscles in 45-minute math sessions!  Join MoMath’s experienced presenters for intriguing classes on a variety of stimulating topics, including topology, puzzles, and cryptography.  Enjoy the discovery and challenges in these engaging, interactive activities with a collegial cohort of mature minds.  For senior citizens/mature adults.  Learn more and register at seniorsessions.momath.org.

Share the gift of math!  Gift registrations for Senior Sessions available: mathgift.momath.org.

Slice of Pi — a month-long social club including ongoing activities for tweens and teens who love math
Join fellow young math enthusiasts during lunch or snack time for fun chats about your favorite math topics, exhibit videos, and more, hosted by an experienced MoMath educator.  A month-long membership in Slice of Pi includes access to MoMath’s Unlimited mixer and Tween Primes book club, weekly lunch meetings, plus other special programs.  Make math friends from around the world who share your interest in puzzles, games, and problem solving in this unique meeting of the (young) minds.  For more information and to register, visit sliceofpi.momath.org.

Global Perspective: Math, Art, and Architecture Around the World
Every Anton Bakker sculpture invites — and rewards — examination from multiple angles.  Now, Bakker uses computer-based, custom technology to deploy his intriguing sculptures around the world.  Each month throughout 2021, see Bakker’s sculptures — virtually — in cities all over the world, including New York, London, Paris, Berlin, and Amsterdam in a special, worldwide augmented reality exhibition that lets you literally put yourself in the picture along with some of the world’s most engaging art and architecture.  Learn more — including how to bring this program to YOUR city — at globalperspective.momath.orgPremium members (Membership Plus or higher), bring these exciting virtual sculptures to your town or home for FREE!

Online Field Trips
Educators, bring your class together in our virtual classroom!  Schools may be closed, but MoMath allows your group to connect for a shared mathematical adventure.  Bring your students together with an experienced MoMath educator for an engaging online field trip session, fully accessible from home or your classroom.  For more information and to register your class, visit fieldtrips.momath.org.  (Free trips are available for Title I schools; supply is limited, so apply today.)

Online tours and field trips to Composite, the gallery at MoMath
Take a tour with artist Anton Bakker and explore the amazing Alternative Perspectives exhibition

MoMath is thrilled to present a groundbreaking new art show in Composite, the gallery at MoMath — virtually!  In Alternative Perspectives, 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 or your tour at composite.momath.org today!  Note: Alternative Perspectives will be opening in Composite, the gallery at MoMath, this summer.  Free with Museum admission!

Free Mind-Benders for the Quarantined!
Reaching more than 10,000 people in nearly 90 countries, Mind-Benders for the Quarantined! has been a runaway hit that has engaged people all over the world during an unprecedented global shutdown.  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

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.  Drop-in classes guided by an experienced educator are available every weekday, and registration is always free for families in need.  For more information and to register, visit studentsessions.momath.org.

Share the gift of math!  Gift registrations for Student Sessions available: mathgift.momath.org.

MathPlay, MoMath’s preschool program (with online classes)
Whether your preschooler is just learning to count or 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 preschool specialists, MathPlay will broaden your child’s math abilities, improve problem-solving skills, and fine-tune motor coordination and social skills.  For more information and to register, visit mathplay.momath.org.

Math tutoring
Is your child struggling in math?  We can help!  MoMath is offering limited private tutoring for grades K–12 with certified teachers who have extensive experience successfully teaching students online and in the classroom.  Whether your child needs assistance with homework or exam preparation, MoMath’s instructors are ready to help.  For more information, please email tutoring@momath.org.

Birthday parties now with an origami option!
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

Loving Math — stories, games, and laughter in a hilariously fun children’s hour
Tuesday, June 22, 3:00 pm ET (New York) for grades K-1
Tuesday, June 22, 4:00 pm ET (New York) for grades 2-3

Join master storyteller Steve Sherman for exciting sessions designed for kindergartners through third graders.  If your child loves stories, games, and laughter, don’t miss this wild and wacky event!  Learn more and register at loving.momath.org.

Free-to-members Children of Dots
Tuesday, June 22, 6:00 pm ET (New York)

Bring your colored pens or pencils and explore a family tree… of colored dots!  Led by expert math educator Joshua Zucker, we’ll uncover some deep rules about coloring, learn to make predictions about patterns, and figure out how to “compute colors” more efficiently.  You won’t want to miss this evening of colorful, collaborative, computational exploration.  Learn more and register at dots.momath.org.

Senior Sessions: “Möbius Mischief”
Thursday, June 24, 2:00 pm ET (New York)

Participants construct fascinating topological objects such as Möbius bands, discovering their fundamental patterns and structures.  Hands-on activities lead participants to discover the surprising properties hidden in these surfaces!  For senior citizens / mature adults.  Learn more and register at seniorsessions.momath.org.

Meet a Mathematician featuring Catriona Agg
Thursday, June 24, 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.  This month, meet Catriona Agg.  For years, Catriona has been delighting fans of mathematics with her ingenious geometric puzzles, a few of which have even appeared as part of the MoMath Masters tournament!  Learn more and register at meetmath.momath.org.

Fractions Forever
Thursday, June 24, 6:30 pm ET (New York)
Explore the world of continued fractions, the “only right way” to express numbers, and learn, among other things, that Pi Day happened only once this century, and not on March 14!  Join Paul Zeitz for another engaging evening of mathematical discovery.  Learn more and register at fractions.momath.org.

Folding Fridays
Friday, June 25, 4:30 pm ET (New York)
Join origami expert Kathleen Sheridan for Folding Fridays.  This week, fold an ice-cream model.  Explore the wonders of paper folding — there’s math in every fold!  Learn more and register at foldingfridays.momath.org.

Equilibrium, an adult evening of mathematical games
Friday, June 25, 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 the nation’s only Museum of Math.  Learn more and register at equilibrium.momath.org.

Free Strogatz Prize for Math Communication award ceremony
Sunday, June 27, 12:15 pm ET (New York)
The Steven H. Strogatz Prize for Math Communication is a worldwide contest where high school students win cash prizes for compelling math communication projects.  Join MoMath in celebrating the winners and seeing their outstanding array of projects.  This event is free for all attendees and all are welcome.  Learn more and register at strogatzawards.momath.org.

Bridge Basics: a six-week course
Sundays at 2:00 pm ET (New York)
June 27, July 11, 18, and 25
Bridge has been called “one of the world’s most popular partnership card games.”  If you’ve always wanted to learn to play, MoMath is here to help.  Join American Contract Bridge League (ACBL) accredited bridge teacher Dr. Susan J. Fishbein in a six-week program designed to show you the basics.  Why does the game have such broad appeal?  Bridge stimulates both sides of the brain, from the use of a bidding language to the application of arithmetic, probability, logic, and inference.  Join us for six weeks, and take away a hobby for a lifetime!  Learn more and register at bridge.momath.org.

Tween Primes, the MoMath book club for tweens and teens: Zombies and Calculus by Colin Adams
Sunday, June 27, 5:30 pm ET (New York)
How can calculus help you survive the zombie apocalypse?  Colin Adams, humor columnist for the Mathematical Intelligencer and one of today’s most outlandish and entertaining popular math writers, demonstrates how in this zombie adventure novel.  Featuring easy-to-use appendices that explain the book’s mathematics in greater detail, Zombies and Calculus is suitable both for those who have only recently been bitten by the calculus bug, as well as for those whose disease has advanced to the multivariable stage.  Learn more and register at tweenprimes.momath.org.

Unlimited, MoMath’s mix-n-mingle program for students in middle and high school
Sunday, June 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, interactive social games, and great music, all led by an experienced MoMath educator.  Learn more and register at unlimited.momath.org.

Senior Sessions: “Vote Counts: Ranking and Tanking”
Tuesday, June 29, 2:00 pm ET (New York)

Voting for a preference may seem simple, but when multiple options exist, the math gets complicated!  The different methods of counting the vote can often result in different winners.  Explore the mathematics behind various vote-counting systems and develop a deeper understanding of what it means for a system to be equitable.  For senior citizens / mature adults.  Learn more and register at seniorsessions.momath.org.

Loving Math — stories, games, and laughter in a hilariously fun children’s hour
Tuesday, June 29, 3:00 pm ET (New York) for grades K-1
Tuesday, June 29, 4:00 pm ET (New York) for grades 2-3

Join master storyteller Steve Sherman for exciting sessions designed for kindergartners through third graders.  If your child loves stories, games, and laughter, don’t miss this wild and wacky event!  Learn more and register at loving.momath.org.

Pascal’s Dots and Fractal Triangles
Tuesday, June 29, 6:00 pm ET (New York)

Discover how surprising patterns can emerge from simple rules as we “add” colors to determine new results — and create mathematical art in the process!  How are 2, 3, 5, and 7 different from 4, 8, and 9?  Why is 6 so much more chaotic than the other numbers?  Joshua Zucker is our fearless leader as we explore mathematical patterns at this clever, creative, and compelling evening event.  Learn more and register at fractal.momath.org.

MOVES 2021: “The Fascination of Puzzles” late submission deadline
Thursday, July 1, 2021

The fifth biennial MOVES (Mathematics of Various Entertaining Subjects) Conference, hosted by MoMath and sponsored by Two Sigma, will feature an amazing lineup of keynote speakers, including Scott Kim, Maki Kaji, Tanya Khovanova, Oskar van Deventer, and Peter Winkler.  The conference is now scheduled to take place in person on January 15 and January 16, with an opening reception at MoMath on the evening of January 14.  The conference is currently accepting abstract submissions for research talks and family activities from all areas of recreational mathematics, with submissions in the area of puzzles particularly encouraged.  Submissions received by March 1 will be given full consideration; later submissions will be accepted through July 1, 2021, but only as space permits.  To find out more about MOVES, register for the meeting, or submit a talk or activity, please visit moves.momath.org.

Senior Sessions: “Polyomino Puzzlers”
Friday, July 2, 3:00 pm ET (New York)

You’ve heard of dominoes, but have you ever heard of trominoes, tetrominoes, or pentominoes?  Discover the many surprising shapes you can create simply by combining single-size squares.  Explore various types of symmetry using these unique objects.  For senior citizens / mature adults.  Registration coming soon.  Learn more at seniorsessions.momath.org.

Folding Fridays
Friday, July 2, 4:30 pm ET (New York)
Join origami expert Kathleen Sheridan for Folding Fridays.  This week, fold a great modular action model: Naruto Whirlpools by Toshikazu Kawasaki.  Explore the wonders of paper folding — there’s math in every fold!  Learn more and register at foldingfridays.momath.org.

Alternative Perspectives — the exciting new art show in Composite — opens live!
Saturday, July 3, 9:30 am ET (New York)
MoMath is thrilled to announce that nine rare works by renowned artist M.C. Escher (collection of Rock J Walker / Walker Fine Art) will be shown as part of its new art exhibition, Alternative Perspectives, featuring the three-dimensional sculptures of Anton Bakker.  Bakker’s stunning works of art, grouped into several mathematical themes, were inspired in part by the work of Escher.  Don’t miss this groundbreaking new art show in Composite, the gallery at MoMath — now in person!  In Alternative Perspectives, 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 at composite.momath.orgFree with Museum admission.

Senior Sessions: “Cryptarithmetic”
Tuesday, July 6, 3:00 pm ET (New York)

Arithmetic is fun, but arithmetic with letters is even better!  Using process of elimination and clever logic, we will explore fundamental properties of base-10 arithmetic in a unique and challenging way.  Join us for CRYPT4R1THM3T1C!  For senior citizens / mature adults.  Registration coming soon.  Learn more at seniorsessions.momath.org.

Loving Math — stories, games, and laughter in a hilariously fun children’s hour
Tuesday, July 6, 3:00 pm ET (New York) for grades K-1
Tuesday, July 6, 4:00 pm ET (New York) for grades 2-3

Join master storyteller Steve Sherman for exciting sessions designed for kindergartners through third graders.  If your child loves stories, games, and laughter, don’t miss this wild and wacky event!  Registration coming soon.  Learn more at loving.momath.org.

Free Math Encounters: “The Structure of Space: Measuring the Shape of the Universe” with David Spergel (in-person option available!)
Wednesday, July 7, 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm ET (New York)
Is the universe infinite or finite?  Will it expand forever or collapse in a hot Big Crunch?  And what is its shape?  Join David Spergel, Director of the Center for Computational Astrophysics, Flatiron Institute, as he introduces geometry and topology, the mathematical concepts used to answer these questions.  Learn how observations of the microwave background (the leftover heat from the Big Bang) have revealed the universe’s shape and can help predict its destiny.  Special introduction by Janna Levin, Claire Tow Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Barnard College of Columbia University.  Learn more and register at mathencounters.org.

Free-to-members Ask a Mathematician — Anything!
Thursday, July 8, 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 one-hour, online session.  Learn more and register at askmath.momath.org.

Senior Sessions: “Sensational Puzzles”
Friday, July 9, 3:00 pm ET (New York)

Explore mathematical puzzles that grabbed the headlines!  Learn to solve spectacular and controversial puzzles using logic, probability, and basic graph theory.  Develop puzzle-solving strategies while diving into these news-making mathematical conundrums.  Registration coming soon.  Learn more at seniorsessions.momath.org.

Folding Fridays
Friday, July 9, 4:30 pm ET (New York)
Join origami expert Kathleen Sheridan for Folding Fridays.  This week, fold a hat by Atomu Yamanashi.  Explore the wonders of paper folding — there’s math in every fold!  Learn more and register at foldingfridays.momath.org.

Senior Sessions: “Exhibit Explorations: Pythagorean Puzzlers”
Monday, July 12, 3:00 pm ET (New York)

The Pythagorean theorem is one of the most important results in all of mathematics.  There are more than 120 geometric proofs currently known!  Explore geometric proofs in this hands-on workshop based on MoMath’s Time Tables puzzler.  Registration coming soon.  Learn more at seniorsessions.momath.org.

Loving Math — stories, games, and laughter in a hilariously fun children’s hour
Tuesday, July 13, 3:00 pm ET (New York) for grades K-1
Tuesday, July 13, 4:00 pm ET (New York) for grades 2-3

Join master storyteller Steve Sherman for exciting sessions designed for kindergartners through third graders.  If your child loves stories, games, and laughter, don’t miss this wild and wacky event!  Registration coming soon.  Learn more at loving.momath.org.

Meet the Artist (in person!)
Tuesday, July 13, 6:30 pm ET (New York)

Meet artist Anton Bakker for a lively discussion of his art and what inspires him.  From his childhood in the Netherlands to his career in high tech in the US, a fascination with the intersection of form, technology, and beauty has informed his work.  Don’t miss your opportunity to meet Anton in person and get to know this unusual modern-day Renaissance man.  Learn more and register at meetartist.momath.org.

Senior Sessions: “Topological Tic-Tac-Toe”
Thursday, July 15, 3:00 pm ET (New York)

The familiar game of tic-tac-toe becomes fun and challenging when played on alternative topological surfaces.  The typical 3×3 game board is enhanced by gluing pairs of opposite edges together in various ways, making for more interesting games and mind-bending playing spaces.  Participants learn to appreciate the ins and outs of these new objects as they develop strategies to master the mathematically enhanced games.  Registration coming soon.  Learn more at seniorsessions.momath.org.

Meet a Mathematician
Thursday, July 15, 4:00 pm ET (New York)
Did you ever wonder what a mathematician does all day?  Or what made someone decide to become a mathematician?  Or even, what a mathematician does for fun?  You may be surprised by some of the answers!  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.  Learn more and register at meetmath.momath.org.

Folding Fridays
Friday, July 16, 4:30 pm ET (New York)
Join origami expert Kathleen Sheridan for Folding Fridays.  This week, fold a Crane Fan by Hiromi Takagi.  Explore the wonders of paper folding — there’s math in every fold!  Learn more and register at foldingfridays.momath.org.

Free Family Fridays: “Playing with Plato” with Alex Kontorovich
Friday, July 16, 6:30 pm ET (New York)
Playing with regular polygons (shapes with all angles equal and all sides equal) can be great fun!  There are triangles (three sides), squares (four sides), pentagons (five sides), hexagons (six sides)…and so on, forever.  But what if you move into the third dimension? Suddenly, the story is shockingly different!  Grab some toothpicks, stock up on marshmallows, and strap in for a wild ride through regularity.  Who knows, we may even visit a little bit of hyperbolic space!  Learn more and register for free at familyfridays.momath.org.

NYC Math Festival (online now; in person this August!)
Saturday, July 17, 2:00 pm ET (New York)
MoMath is pleased to present the sixth annual NYC Math Festival.  For the second time, this NYC-based festival will be accessible to everyone around the world, providing a full schedule of engaging mini-sessions all day long.  Join some of MoMath’s most popular presenters for a nonstop series of math entertainment, including mathematical games, intriguing puzzles and brainteasers, music, magic, hands-on projects to do at home, and so much more — fun for the entire family!  Registration coming soon.  Learn more at nycmathfestival.momath.org.

Tween Primes, the MoMath book club for tweens and teens: The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster
Sunday, July 18, 5:30 pm ET (New York)
The Phantom Tollbooth tells the story of a bored young boy named Milo who unexpectedly receives a magic tollbooth one afternoon and, having nothing better to do, drives through it in his toy car, transporting him to the Kingdom of Wisdom, once prosperous but now troubled.  The book follows our hero through a fantasy world with some mathematical stops along the way.  With almost 5 million copies sold 60 years after its original publication, generations of readers have now journeyed with Milo to the Lands Beyond in this beloved classic.  Learn more and register at tweenprimes.momath.org.

Unlimited, MoMath’s mix-n-mingle program for students in middle and high school
Sunday, July 18, 6:30 pm ET (New York)
Middle and high school students, come spend an hour or more with your peers, enjoying interesting mathematical activities, interactive social games, and great music, all led by an experienced MoMath educator.  Learn more and register at unlimited.momath.org.

Senior Sessions: “Making Math Solid: Tetrahedron”
Tuesday, July 20, 3:00 pm ET (New York)

Explore geometry and discover the beautiful structure of polyhedra!  Using modular origami techniques that involve folding multiple sheets of paper, each participant will create their own tetrahedron.  Making Math Solid is a series that focuses on different polyhedra, highlighting their fascinating properties.  Registration coming soon.  Learn more at seniorsessions.momath.org.

Loving Math — stories, games, and laughter in a hilariously fun children’s hour
Tuesday, July 20, 3:00 pm ET (New York) for grades K-1
Tuesday, July 20, 4:00 pm ET (New York) for grades 2-3

Join master storyteller Steve Sherman for exciting sessions designed for kindergartners through third graders.  If your child loves stories, games, and laughter, don’t miss this wild and wacky event!  Registration coming soon.  Learn more at loving.momath.org.

Free Math Gym, a workout for your brain
Wednesday, July 21, 3:30 pm ET (New York)

Students, spend an hour 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 for free at workout.momath.org.

Senior Sessions: “Exhibit Explorations: Math Square
Friday, July 23, 3:00 pm ET (New York)

The interactive Math Square floor is the centerpiece of the Museum’s lower level, and among its varying programs is a Voronoi diagram, which creates colorful polygons under the visitors’ feet.  Learn exciting details about this Museum exhibit and also how to make your very own Voronoi diagram.  Registration coming soon.  Learn more at seniorsessions.momath.org.

Folding Fridays
Friday, July 23, 4:30 pm ET (New York)
Join origami expert Kathleen Sheridan for Folding Fridays.  This week, fold a fantastic action modular: Magic Circle by Hiroshi Kumasaka.  Explore the wonders of paper folding — there’s math in every fold!  Learn more and register at foldingfridays.momath.org.

Krazy Kahoot with Steve Sherman
Saturday, July 24, 3:00 pm ET (New York)

Join MoMath’s favorite math quizmaster Steve Sherman for a family fun-filled game bursting with a wide range of entertaining questions for all ages.  Is your family up for this lively challenge?!  Registration coming soon.  Learn more at krazy.momath.org.

Senior Sessions: “Math in the Corner Pocket”
Monday, July 26, 3:00 pm ET (New York)

Explore angles and the law of reflection while tracing the path of a billiard ball as it bounces off the walls of a pool table.  Use patterns to discover a simple method to predict in which pocket the ball will land and learn how to prove your prediction is correct.  Game on!  Registration coming soon.  Learn more at seniorsessions.momath.org.

Loving Math — stories, games, and laughter in a hilariously fun children’s hour
Tuesday, July 27, 3:00 pm ET (New York) for grades K-1
Tuesday, July 27, 4:00 pm ET (New York) for grades 2-3

Join master storyteller Steve Sherman for exciting sessions designed for kindergartners through third graders.  If your child loves stories, games, and laughter, don’t miss this wild and wacky event!  Registration coming soon.  Learn more at loving.momath.org.

Senior Sessions: “Breaking Codes”
Thursday, July 29, 3:00 pm ET (New York)

How do computers keep your passwords secret?  How do websites safeguard your credit card numbers?  Explore multiplicative ciphers, broken codes, and prime numbers, while encoding and decoding your own secret messages.  Learn how cryptography helps protect your private information.  Registration coming soon.  Learn more at seniorsessions.momath.org.

Folding Fridays
Friday, July 30, 4:30 pm ET (New York)
Join origami expert Kathleen Sheridan for Folding Fridays.  This week, fold the iconic Olympic Rings.  Explore the wonders of paper folding — there’s math in every fold!  Learn more and register at foldingfridays.momath.org.

Free-to-members Equilibrium, an adult evening of mathematical games
Friday, July 30, 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 the nation’s only Museum of Math.  Learn more and register at equilibrium.momath.org.

Loving Math — stories, games, and laughter in a hilariously fun children’s hour
Tuesday, August 3, 3:00 pm ET (New York) for grades K-1
Tuesday, August 3, 4:00 pm ET (New York) for grades 2-3

Join master storyteller Steve Sherman for exciting sessions designed for kindergartners through third graders.  If your child loves stories, games, and laughter, don’t miss this wild and wacky event!  Registration coming soon.  Learn more at loving.momath.org.

Free Math Encounters
Wednesday, August 4, 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm ET (New York)
Math Encounters is MoMath’s popular free public presentation series celebrating the spectacular world of mathematics, produced with support from the Simons Foundation.  Details and registration coming soon.  Learn more at mathencounters.org.

Ask a Mathematician — Anything!
Thursday, August 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 one-hour, online session.  Learn more and register at askmath.momath.org.

Folding Fridays
Friday, August 6, 4:30 pm ET (New York)
Join origami expert Kathleen Sheridan for Folding Fridays.  Explore the wonders of paper folding — there’s math in every fold!  Learn more and register at foldingfridays.momath.org.

MOVES Meet-Up
Sunday, August 8, 3:00 pm
ET (New York)
The MOVES conference has MOVED — from August 2021 to January 2022.  But for those who were holding the August date, an online event is still planned for the afternoon of August 8.  The plenary speakers from the conference are designing puzzles and activities for a collaborative and social Zoom get-together, with a separate “room” for the kids.  Learn more and register at augustmoves.momath.org.

Loving Math — stories, games, and laughter in a hilariously fun children’s hour
Tuesday, August 10, 3:00 pm ET (New York) for grades K-1
Tuesday, August 10, 4:00 pm ET (New York) for grades 2-3

Join master storyteller Steve Sherman for exciting sessions designed for kindergartners through third graders.  If your child loves stories, games, and laughter, don’t miss this wild and wacky event!  Registration coming soon.  Learn more at loving.momath.org.

Meet the Artist (in person!)
Tuesday, August 10, 6:30 pm ET (New York)

Meet artist Anton Bakker for a lively discussion of his art and what inspires him.  From his childhood in the Netherlands to his career in high tech in the US, a fascination with the intersection of form, technology, and beauty has informed his work.  Don’t miss your opportunity to meet Anton in person and get to know this unusual modern-day Renaissance man.  Learn more and register at meetartist.momath.org.

Meet a Mathematician
Thursday, August 12, 4:00 pm ET (New York)
Did you ever wonder what a mathematician does all day?  Or what made someone decide to become a mathematician?  Or even, what a mathematician does for fun?  You may be surprised by some of the answers!  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.  Learn more and register at meetmath.momath.org.

Folding Fridays
Friday, August 13, 4:30 pm ET (New York)
Join origami expert Kathleen Sheridan for Folding Fridays.  Explore the wonders of paper folding — there’s math in every fold!  Learn more and register at foldingfridays.momath.org.

Tween Primes, the MoMath book club for tweens and teens
Sunday, August 15, 5:30 pm ET (New York)
MoMath brings its popular Volumes book club to a younger audience.  Like to read?  Like math or wish you did?  Join us online for Tween Primes, the MoMath book club for tweens and teens (ages 10-17).  Friends and good math reads: what better way to spend an evening?  Registration coming soon.  Learn more at tweenprimes.momath.org.

Unlimited, MoMath’s mix-n-mingle program for students in middle and high school
Sunday, August 15, 6:30 pm ET (New York)
Middle and high school students, come spend an hour or more with your peers, enjoying interesting mathematical activities, interactive social games, and great music, all led by an experienced MoMath educator.  Registration coming soon.  Learn more at unlimited.momath.org.

Free Math Gym, a workout for your brain
Wednesday, August 18, 3:30 pm ET (New York)

Students, spend an hour 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 for free at workout.momath.org.

Folding Fridays
Friday, August 20, 4:30 pm ET (New York)
Join origami expert Kathleen Sheridan for Folding Fridays.  Explore the wonders of paper folding — there’s math in every fold!  Learn more and register at foldingfridays.momath.org.

Folding Fridays
Friday, August 27, 4:30 pm ET (New York)
Join origami expert Kathleen Sheridan for Folding Fridays.  Explore the wonders of paper folding — there’s math in every fold!  Learn more and register at foldingfridays.momath.org.

MATRIX x IMAGINARY Online Gathering
Wednesday, September 8 through Thursday September 9, 2021, 10:00 am to 3:00 pm ET (New York) each day
MoMath is pleased to announce that it is joining forces with Institut Henri Poincaré and the IMAGINARY team to bring you MATRIX x IMAGINARY 2021.  The MATRIX x IMAGINARY Online Gathering will be the precursor of a physical conference in Paris in April 2022.  Registration coming soon.  For more information visit matrix.momath.org.

MATRIX x IMAGINARY Conference in Paris
Monday, April 4 through Wednesday, April 6, 2022
MoMath is pleased to announce that it is joining forces with Institut Henri Poincaré and the IMAGINARY team to bring you MATRIX x IMAGINARY 2021.  Mark your calendars now for three days of sharing, networking, and learning as we gather for the fourth biennial MATRIX conference in Paris.  Registration coming soon.  For more information visit matrix.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 for summer 2021 and will be admitting candidates on a rolling basis.  Learn more and apply at perspectives.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 summer 2021 (online and/or in person) or the 2021-2022 school year.  Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.  Learn more and apply at volunteers.momath.org.

Substitutions: Educator (part-time) and Substitute (per diem) positions available
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, from graph coloring to Möbius bands, for school groups visiting the Museum, in person and online.  Bring your students to MoMath — virtually! — for a peek into the exciting world of mathematics, and see why students and teachers of all ages love the Museum.  Learn more and register at fieldtrips.momath.org.

Free trips for Title I schools
Thanks to contributions from individuals and organizations including Adams & Company, Con Edison, The Scripps Family Fund for Education and the Arts, Two Sigma, New York City Council Members Mark Levine (7th District) and Carlina Rivera (2nd District), plus several generous MoMath friends, support for Title I schools is now available.  This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.  To apply for a free trip (online) during the 2020-2021 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 take advantage of 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.  And 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.  Become a premium member and receive early notices, special invitations to exclusive MoMath events, discounts on birthday parties, and more.  Join now and take advantage of MoMath’s low rates.  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!