Upcoming Events at MoMath

MoMath at a Glance

Now offering online programs and virtual field trips!

All upcoming events are now online.

Ongoing

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-12, featuring some free* classes

Accepting applications

Expansions, the gifted program at MoMath, now including high school sessions with Paul Zeitz!

Registration now open

Transformations 2020, the summer camp at MoMath — now online — in session through September 4.
MathPlay Summer 2020, MoMath’s summer program for preschoolers is now online.
Sun, July 12 Cooperative Puzzles with Peter Winkler
Tue, July 14 Meet a Mathematician, hosted by Alex Kontorovich, featuring Conrad Wolfram
Tue, July 14 Big and Very Big Number Series, “Beyond Infinity” with Paul Zeitz
Thu, July 16 Free Math Gym
Fri, July 17 Folding Fridays, unique origami designs all summer long
Fri, July 17 Free Family Fridays: “Word Patterns: Pinwheels, Tessellations, and Ambigrams” with Scott Kim
Sat, July 18 NYC Math Festival — now online.  All are welcome — register today!
Sun, July 19 Cooperative Puzzles with Peter Winkler
Thu, July 23 The Limit Does Not Exist, a program for teen and tween girls who like math
Fri, July 24 Folding Fridays, unique origami designs all summer long
Sun, July 26 Tween Primes, the MoMath book club for tweens and teens
Sun, July 26 Unlimited, MoMath’s mix-n-mingle program for students in middle and high school
Tue, July 28 Hats and Liars, “Hat Puzzles” with Peter Winkler
Fri, July 31 Folding Fridays, unique origami designs all summer long
Tue, Aug 4 Hats and Liars, “Logic Puzzles” with Peter Winkler
Wed, Aug 5 Free Math Encounters —  “Number Theory Problems: From Easy to Undecidable” with Bjorn Poonen
Thu, Aug 6 Free Ask a Mathematician — Anything!
Fri, Aug 7 Folding Fridays, unique origami designs all summer long
Tue, Aug 11 Meet a Mathematician, hosted by Alex Kontorovich, featuring Inna Zakharevich
Thu, Aug 13 Free Math Gym
Fri, Aug 14 Folding Fridays, unique origami designs all summer long
Fri, Aug 21 Folding Fridays, unique origami designs all summer long
Sun, Aug 23 Tween Primes, the MoMath book club for tweens and teens: Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt
Sun, Aug 23 Unlimited, MoMath’s mix-n-mingle program for students in middle and high school
Tue, Aug 25 The Best of “Mind-Benders for the Quarantined!” with Peter Winkler
Thu, Aug 27 The Limit Does Not Exist, a program for teen and tween girls who like math
Fri, Aug 28 Folding Fridays, unique origami designs all summer long
Wed, Sept 2 Free Math Encounters: “Airy Predictions: The Mathematics of Air Quality and Weather Forecasts” with Kristin Lauter
Fri, Sept 11 Free Family Fridays: “Puzzle Play” with Roderick Kimball

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.

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.

Transformations 2020, the virtual summer camp at MoMath
Weekly online sessions, June 29 through September 4
Students will experience the richness of mathematics with America’s only museum dedicated to math.  With five different themes, each one-week session offers interactive educator-led sessions, creative projects, and supervised independent activities to make math come alive for each and every participant, from rising first graders through rising ninth graders.  Learn more and register at transformations.momath.org.

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

Parents, enroll your children in engaging, interactive math exploration in the popular MoMath Online: Student Sessions program.  Break the boredom of being at home with a journey into the wonderful and intriguing world of mathematics, guided by an experienced MoMath educator.  For more information and to register, visit studentsessions.momath.org.

MathPlay Summer, MoMath’s summer program for preschoolers
Classes for 3-year-olds meet Tuesdays and Thursdays, at 3:00 pm EDT (New York)
Classes for 4- and 5-year-olds meet Tuesdays and Thursdays, at 10:30 am EDT (New York)
In MathPlay Summer, MoMath’s virtual summer program for preschoolers, children play well-developed games that broaden math skills, improve problem-solving skills, and fine-tune motor coordination and social skills.  Enroll in each two-week session, which offers two thirty-minute classes per week, to create consistency and to build foundational math skills around a playful, thematic unit.  To learn more about each age-appropriate theme and to register, visit mathplay.momath.org.

Upcoming Events

Cooperative Puzzles with Peter Winkler
Sunday, July 12, 6:30 pm EDT (New York)

Sunday, July 19, 6:30 pm EDT (New York)
The MoMath is pleased to present a special, two-part seminar for gifted high school students, featuring guest presenter Dr. Peter Winkler, as part of its ongoing Expansions program.  For many mathematical puzzles, a solution requires collaboration; there may be multiple solutions, ideas requiring development, or just a kind of thinking that benefits from several points of view.  We’ll explore some of these, and maybe come up with some new solutions — or even some new puzzles!  Cooperative Puzzles is open to all mathematically gifted high school students (enrolled in a gifted program or a top 5% performer in math) and does not require prior admission into the Expansions program.  Learn more and register at cooperate.momath.org.

Meet a Mathematician, hosted by Alex Kontorovich, featuring Conrad Wolfram
Tuesday, July 14, 4:00 pm EDT (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.  July will feature a special guest: physicist, mathematician, and technologist Conrad Wolfram will talk about his new book The Math(s) Fix — an education blueprint for the AI age; he will also discuss ways to use the power of computation to deliver better decisions. Learn more and register at meetmath.momath.org.

Big and Very Big Number Series, Part Four: “Beyond Infinity”
Tuesday, July 14, 6:30 pm EDT (New York)
A careful study of countable and uncountable sets, along with an innocent principle of logic, allows us to perform one of the strangest mathematical constructions: the Banach-Tarski paradox, where we will take a solid sphere, decompose it into a few pieces, then reassemble those pieces to form two perfect copies of the original sphere!  Learn more and register at beyond.momath.org.

Free Math Gym, a workout for your brain
Thursday, July 16, 3:30 pm EDT (New York)
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.

Folding Fridays
Every Friday, July 17 through August 28, 3:00 pm EDT (New York)
Back by popular demand!  In this continuation of the spring series, origami expert Kathleen Sheridan will teach unique origami models to learners ages seven through adult.  Every session will be different, and each session can stand alone.  Sign up for the full 10-class series at a special rate.  Explore the wonders of paper folding — there’s math in every fold! Learn more and register at foldingfridays.momath.org.

Free Family Fridays at MoMath presented by Two Sigma: “Word Patterns: Pinwheels, Tessellations, and Ambigrams” with Scott Kim
Friday, July 17, 6:30 pm EDT (New York)
What do calligraphy and logo design have to do with geometry and mathematical patterns?  In this highly participatory online event, mathematical artist and puzzle designer Scott Kim invites us to make patterns out of the written word.  Duplicate letters to make pinwheels, repeat words to tile the plane, and draw ambigrams that read the same upside down and right side up.  Scott will start with a tour of the many ways artists have spun patterns out of symbols, beginning with the MoMATH logo.  Then he’ll lead us through creative exercises where we will create patterns out of our own names and other words.  Along the way we’ll learn about geometric transformations, font design, logo design, and mathematical patterns. Come prepared with blank paper, pen or pencil, and colored pencils or pastels.  Learn more and register at familyfridays.momath.org.

Fifth Annual NYC Math FestivalOnline
Saturday, July 18, 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm EDT (New York)
MoMath is pleased to present the fifth annual NYC Math Festival.  For the first time ever, 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 much more — fun for the entire family!  Featured presenters include Mike Andrejkovics, Bruce Bayly, Art Benjamin, Manjul Bhargava, Tim Chartier, John Chase, Christopher Danielson, Alex Kontorovich, Yana Mohanty, Godwyn Morris, Ralph Pantozzi, David Reimann, Lauren Rose, Daniel Rose-Levine, Mark Saul, Karl Schaffer, Steve Sherman, James Tanton, John Urschel, Peter Winkler, and Wendy Zeichner!  One price is good for multiple family members residing in a single household and all attendees may enter and exit events throughout the day.  Learn more and register at nycmath.momath.org.

The Limit Does Not Exist: a program for teen and tween girls who like math
Thursday, July 23, 6:30 pm EDT (New York)
Thursday, August 27, 6:30 pm EDT (New York)
Join a diverse group of women in mathematics as they share their personal career journeys and experiences and answer your questions.  This is your chance to hear from real mathematicians with real stories, about what it’s really like to study math after high school and have a math-focused career — it’s a girls’ world after all!  Featured women will include Jennifer Beineke, Maria Chudnovsky, Minerva Cordero, Ingrid Daubechies, Lisa Fauci, Leona A. Harris, Julia Kempe, Bryna Kra, Sandy Kurtzig, Melanie Matchett Wood, Neha Murad, Madalina Persu, Jill Pipher, Maddie Weinstein, and Talithia Williams.  Free registration is available for young women from families with financial need.  MoMath is grateful to Lyda Hill Philanthropies and the Association of Science and Technology Centers for their support of this exciting program.  Learn more and register at nolimit.momath.org.

Tween Primes, the MoMath book club for tweens and teens: Math Talk: Mathematical Ideas in Poems for Two Voices by Theoni Pappas
Sunday, July 26, 5:30 pm EDT (New York)
Who would have thought there was a direct way to connect mathematical concepts to poetry?  Creative juices were certainly at work when this book of mathematical dialogues was created by Theoni Pappas, presenting a new way to enjoy and learn mathematical ideas through poetic dialogues.  Join MoMath’s book club for teens and tweens as we explore the many beautiful connections between math and poetry.  Learn more and register at tweenprimes.momath.org.

Unlimited, MoMath’s mix-n-mingle program for students in middle and high school
Sunday, July 26, 6:30 pm EDT (New York)
Unlimited is back, in a new online format!  Come spend an hour or more with your peers, enjoying interesting activities and interactive social games, all led by an experienced MoMath educator.  This July, we’ll play an online version of the classic mathematical matching game, SET — you don’t need to own a copy to join.  Put your problem-solving skills to the test as you race against others to find correct combinations of cards.  SET combines quick thinking, combinatorial reasoning, and abstract logic in a fun and exciting game.  Learn more and register at unlimited.momath.org.

Hats and Liars, a two-part series with Peter Winkler
“Hat Puzzles”: Tuesday, July 28, 6:30 pm EDT (New York)

“Logic Puzzles”: Tuesday, August 4, 6:30 pm EDT (New York)
In this two-part series, Peter Winkler will explore hat puzzles and logic puzzles.  Each of these categories has spawned dozens of great conundrums.  Be prepared the next time someone hits you with one of these!  In Part One of the series, imagine you are wearing a hat of unknown color.  Given a specific set of rules, can you deduce the color of your own hat based on the hat colors you see on other people’s heads?  In Part Two, you’ll solve riddles by making a series of deductions — sometimes even deductions about other people’s deductions!  Some of those other people may be truth-tellers, some may be liars, or some may even be random answerers — or they may even be friends wearing colored hats!  Learn more and register at hatsliars.momath.org.

Free Math Encounters — Online “Number Theory Problems: From Easy to Undecidable” with Bjorn Poonen
Wednesday, August 5, 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm EDT (New York)
Rational numbers are fractions such as -2/7.  It turns out that the circle x^2+y^2=3 has no points whose coordinates are rational numbers, while the circle x^2+y^2=5 has infinitely many.  Why do these equations behave so differently?  What about more complicated equations: is there a method to decide whether there are any solutions in rational numbers?  Join Bjorn Poonen, Distinguished Professor in Science at MIT, as a search for answers leads to questions about prime numbers, geometry, and problems that a computer will never be able to solve.  Special introduction by C. Kenneth Fan, President of Girls’ Angle.  Learn more and register at mathencounters.org.

Free Ask a MathematicianAnything! with Alex Kontorovich
Thursday, August 6, 4:00 pm EDT (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 Dean of Academic Content and Rutgers Math Professor Alex Kontorovich will host this free, one-hour, online session.  Learn more and register at askmath.momath.org.

Meet a Mathematician, hosted by Alex Kontorovich, featuring Inna Zakharevich
Tuesday, August 11, 4:00 pm EDT (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.  In August, Alex welcomes Inna Zakharevich, Assistant Professor of Mathematics at Cornell University.  Learn more and register at meetmath.momath.org.

Free Math Gym, a workout for your brain
Thursday, August 13, 3:30 pm EDT (New York)
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.

Tween Primes, the MoMath book club for tweens and teens: Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt
Sunday, August 23, 5:30 pm EDT (New York)
Join MoMath’s book club for teens and tweens to explore a very different meaning of infinity.  Doomed to — or blessed with — eternal life after drinking from a magic spring, the Tuck family wanders about trying to live as inconspicuously and comfortably as they can.  When ten-year-old Winnie Foster stumbles on their secret, the Tucks take her home and explain why living forever at one age is less of a blessing than it might seem.  Complications arise when Winnie is followed by a stranger who wants to market the spring water for a fortune.  Learn more and register at tweenprimes.momath.org.

Unlimited, MoMath’s mix-n-mingle program for students in middle and high school
Sunday, August 23, 6:30 pm EDT (New York)
Unlimited is back, in a new online format!  Come spend an hour or more with your peers, enjoying interesting activities and interactive social games, all led by an experienced MoMath educator.  Learn more and register at unlimited.momath.org.

The Best of “Mind-Benders for the Quarantined
Tuesday, August 25, 6:30 pm EDT (New York)
Reaching almost eight thousand people in more than eighty countries around the world, Mind-Benders for the Quarantined! has been a runaway hit that helped engage people all over the world during an unprecedented global shutdown.  Now, Mind-Benders guru Peter Winkler will reveal which puzzles were the hardest, which were easiest, and which were most controversial.  Subscribers will get to vote on their favorites — and least favorites!  Learn more and register at mindbenderstalk.momath.org.

Free Math Encounters — Online “Airy Predictions: The Mathematics of Air Quality and Weather Forecasts” with Kristin Lauter
Wednesday, September 2, 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm EDT (New York)
Join Kristin Lauter, Principal Researcher and Partner Research Manager at Microsoft, for a dynamic presentation on the mathematics of air quality and weather forecasts.  Register for this free presentation at mathencounters.org.

Free Family Fridays at MoMath presented by Two Sigma: “Puzzle Play” with Roderick Kimball
Friday, September 11, 6:30 pm EDT (New York)
Want to become a better puzzle constructor?  Join puzzle-maker Roderick Kimball for this hands-on workshop where we will discuss, work, and create puzzles of all kinds.  Well, almost all kinds.  This workshop isn’t about jigsaw puzzles.  It’s about words, math, logic, ideas, and fun.  Everyone will create several puzzles, including a 3-dimensional puzzle to keep.  Bring yourself, a puzzling friend, your curious mind, and any ideas that you think might be a good start to a new puzzle creation!  Register at familyfridays.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.


Beautiful Math
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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 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 access to recordings of MoMath events.  Plus, all new memberships will last for one year from the date of reopening.  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!