Upcoming Events at MoMath

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All upcoming events are now online.

The video of Real and Rational, the 2020 MoMath gala, is now available for FREE.  Enjoy this discussion featuring math-and-science based thoughts about the pandemic from two prominent experts, Eric Schmidt and Julie Gerberding.  Eric is the former CEO of Google and Co-Founder of Schmidt Futures.  Julie is the former director of the CDC and current Executive Vice President and Chief Patient Officer at Merck.  Plus, Nate Silver offers his perspective on the upcoming election.

All times are in Eastern Time (New York).

Ongoing

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

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Expansions, the gifted program at MoMath for students in first grade through high school
Steven H. Strogatz Prize for Math Communication — for students 15 to 18 years old
MOVES 2021, Mathematics of Various Entertaining Subjects — submit an abstract or activity for MoMath’s fifth biennial conference
Mon, Nov 2 7:00 pm Pythagoras to Present Day: Math’s Greatest Hits with Alex Kontorovichsession six of an eight-week mini-course
Wed, Nov 4 4:00 pm
7:00 pm
Free Math Encounters — “I’m Continuously Amazed: The Elegance and Power of Continuity” with Sam Vandervelde
Thu, Nov 5 4:00 pm Free Ask a Mathematician – Anything! with Alex Kontorovich
Fri, Nov 6 4:30 pm Folding Fridays, learn to fold unique origami designs
Sat, Nov 7 4:00 pm Free-to-members Krazy Kahoot a fun-filled event for the entire family!
Tue, Nov 10 4:00 pm Loving Math with Steve Shermanstories, games, and laughter in a hilariously fun children’s event
Wed, Nov 11 9:00 am
1:00 pm
Online MoMath Mini-Camp: Numbers Can Be Puzzling! for students in grades 1 to 6
Wed, Nov 11 5:45 pm Coins in Twoland, session one of a two-session program with Joshua Zucker
Thu, Nov 12 5:45 pm Coins in Twoland, session two of a two-session program with Joshua Zucker
Fri, Nov 13 4:30 pm Folding Fridays, learn to fold unique origami designs
Fri, Nov 13 6:30 pm Free Family Fridays — “M-Cubed: Math, Mystery, and Magic” with Steve Sherman
Mon, Nov 16 7:00 pm Pythagoras to Present Day: Math’s Greatest Hits with Alex Kontorovichsession seven of an eight-week mini-course
Wed, Nov 18 3:30 pm Free Math Gym, a workout for your brain
Thu, Nov 19 4:00 pm Meet a Mathematician featuring professor Benedict Gross
Fri, Nov 20 4:30 pm Folding Fridays, learn to fold unique origami designs
Fri, Nov 20 6:00 pm Free-to-membersThe Liar, the Glitch, and the Axiom of Choice — an evening of logic, data, and paradox
Fri, Nov 20 8:00 pm Equilibrium, MoMath’s adult evening of mathematical games
Sun, Nov 22 5:30 pm Tween Primes, the MoMath book club for teens and tweens: Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions by Edwin A. Abbott
Sun, Nov 22 6:30 pm Unlimited, MoMath’s mix-n-mingle program for students in middle and high school
Mon, Nov 23 7:00 pm Pythagoras to Present Day: Math’s Greatest Hits with Alex Kontorovichsession eight of an eight-week mini-course
Tue, Nov 24 8:00 pm QED: Homework Help… for Parents!
Wed, Dec 2 4:00 pm
7:00 pm
Free Math Encounters: “Breaking Up Is Hard To Do: The Art of Decomposition” with Jordan Ellenberg
Thu, Dec 3 4:00 pm Free Ask a Mathematician – Anything! with Alex Kontorovich
Fri, Dec 4 4:30 pm Folding Fridays, learn to fold unique origami designs
Tue, Dec 8 4:00 pm Loving Math with Steve Shermanstories, games, and laughter in a hilariously fun children’s event
Wed, Dec 9 3:30 pm Free Math Gym, a workout for your brain
Wed, Dec 9 7:00 pm Statistics in the STEM Classroom: Real-Life Applications and Impacts
Thu, Dec 10 5:45 pm Mathematical Magic Tricks with Joshua Zucker
Fri, Dec 11 4:30 pm Folding Fridays, learn to fold unique origami designs
Sat, Dec 12 4:00 pm Krazy Kahoot a fun-filled event for the entire family!
Thu, Dec 17 4:00 pm Meet a Mathematician featuring professor Sarah Koch
Fri, Dec 18 4:30 pm Folding Fridays, learn to fold unique origami designs
Fri, Dec 18 7:00 pm Equilibrium, MoMath’s adult evening of mathematical games
Sun, Dec 20 5:30 pm Tween Primes, the MoMath book club for teens and tweens: The Parrot’s Theorem by Denis Guedj
Sun, Dec 20 6:30 pm Unlimited, MoMath’s mix-n-mingle program for students in middle and high school
Tue, Dec 22 8:00 pm QED: Homework Help… for Parents!
Mon, Dec 28 to Thu, Dec 31 9:00 am
1:00 pm
Online MoMath Mini-Camp, details and registration coming soon!
Wed, Jan 6 4:00 pm
7:00 pm
Free Math Encounters: “Life in Curved Space: From Magnifying Glasses to General Relativity” with Steve Trettel
Wed, Jan 20 3:30 pm Free Math Gym, a workout for your brain

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

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

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

Steven H. Strogatz Prize for Math Communication — awarded to students 15 to 18 years old
Application deadline: April 21, 2021

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

Ongoing Programs

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

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

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

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

Free Mind-Benders for the Quarantined!
Ongoing

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

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

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.

MathPlay, MoMath’s preschool program (with online classes)
Whether your toddler is just learning to count or your preschooler is gearing up for kindergarten, MathPlay will instill a love of mathematics in each child through educational games, catchy songs, and intriguing problem-solving challenges.  Led by 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 help with homework or exam preparation, MoMath’s instructors are ready to help.  For more information, please email tutoring@momath.org.

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

Upcoming Events

Pythagoras to Present Day: Math’s Greatest Hits with Alex Kontorovich
Mondays at 7:00 pm ET (New York)
November 2, 16, and 23
Join Alex Kontorovich, MoMath’s 2020-2021 Distinguished Visiting Professor for the Public Dissemination of Mathematics, for a Monday evening mini-course (through November 23) studying the twists and turns of mathematical ideas throughout history, including a fresh look at the K to 12 curriculum and beyond.  It’s never too late to join! Learn more and register at p2p.momath.org.

Math Encounters: “I’m Continuously Amazed: The Elegance and Power of Continuity” with Sam Vandervelde
Wednesday, November 4, 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm ET (New York)
For many, the concept of continuity conjures up a technical definition from an early chapter of a calculus textbook.  In fact, continuity is an elegant, powerful, and accessible tool that yields all sorts of lovely results.  Investigate interesting and sophisticated challenges in an engaging exploration led by mathematician and Head of Proof School Sam Vandervelde.  Special introduction by Alon Amit, Vice President of Product Management, Intuit.  Learn more and register for free at mathencounters.org.

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

Folding Fridays
Fridays at 4:30 pm ET (New York)
November 6, 13, and 20
December 4, 11, and 18
Origami expert Kathleen Sheridan continues this runaway hit series, teaching origami models to learners ages seven through adult.  Every session will be different, and each session can stand alone.  Explore the wonders of paper folding — there’s math in every fold!  Learn more and register at foldingfridays.momath.org.

Free-to-members Krazy Kahoot with Steve Sherman
Saturday, November 7, 4:00 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?!  Learn more and register at krazy.momath.org.

Loving Math stories, games, and laughter in a hilariously fun children’s event
Tuesday, November 10, 4:00 pm ET (New York)
Join master storyteller Steve Sherman for an exciting session designed for kindergarteners 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.

Online MoMath Mini-Camp: Numbers Can Be Puzzling!
Wednesday, November 11
Morning session: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm ET (New York)
Afternoon session: 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm ET (New York)
Come join MoMath for online half-day mini-camps on Wednesday, November 11.  Through interactive theme-based lessons and creative hands-on projects, math will come alive for each and every participant!  Come explore the math behind such famous number puzzles as Sudoku, KenKen, and Kakuro.  Play, ponder, and practice while learning the rules of the games and discovering the tips, tricks, and shortcuts used by experts for finding patterns and figuring out solutions.  Become a master of these popular puzzles!  Learn more and register at minicamp.momath.org.

Coins in Twoland, a two-session program
Wednesday, November 11, 5:45 pm ET (New York)
Thursday, November 12, 5:45 pm ET (New York)

The nation of Twoland has some unusual laws about money and its uses.  Join popular educator Joshua Zucker as we investigate the implications of those laws and uncover a startling array of mathematical patterns.  By thinking big and small about saving and spending, we will discover the deep reasons behind those patterns and uncover a path from the cities into the trees.  Learn more and register at twoland.momath.org.

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

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

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

Meet a Mathematician, featuring Benedict Gross
Thursday, November 19, 4:00 pm ET (New York)
Join host Alex Kontorovich as we bring diverse and talented guests to the MoMath stage to share their experiences, their stories, and their love of mathematics.  In November, Alex welcomes Professor Benedict H. (Dick) Gross, George Vasmer Leverett Professor of Mathematics, Emeritus.  Dick received his A.B. and Ph.D. degrees from Harvard, and taught at Princeton and Brown before joining the Harvard faculty in 1985.  Among his awards and honors are the Cole Prize from the American Mathematical Society and a MacArthur Fellowship.  Learn more and register at meetmath.momath.org.

Free-to-members The Liar, the Glitch, and the Axiom of Choice — an evening of logic, data, and paradox
Friday, November 20, 4:30 pm ET (New York)

MoMath is delighted to partner with brilliant.org as we explore a series of beautiful concepts and problems, following the arc of a mathematical story that begins with simple logic and digital data compression, and that ends with the infamous Axiom of Choice.  Come ready to explore two advanced but accessible problems, and one completely mind-blowing, hallucination-inducing paradox.  Learn more and register at brilliant.momath.org.

Equilibrium, an adult evening of mathematical games
Friday, November 20, 8:00 pm ET
(New York)
Tabletop gaming is more fun than ever!  Come join old friends and new for a fun-filled, adult evening featuring a broad array of mathematically rich games.  Enjoy classics like SET and Connect Four, modern options from Ubongo to Skiwampus to Ricochet Robots, and even MoMath’s own twist on mathematical favorites like Hex and Nim.  Prepare a snack, log on from home, and connect with new and interesting people, all while enjoying uniquely mathematical games, hosted by at the nation’s only Museum of Math.  Learn more and register at equilibrium.momath.org.

Tween Primes, the MoMath book club for tweens and teens: Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions by Edwin A. Abbott
Sunday, November 22, 5:30 pm ET (New York)
This masterpiece of science (and mathematical) fiction is a delightfully unique and highly entertaining satire that has charmed readers for over 100 years.  Flatland describes the journeys of A Square, a mathematician and resident of two-dimensional Flatland, where the social status of shapes depends upon the number of sides they have.  The Square’s travels take him to Lineland, a one-dimensional world inhabited by points that cannot accept the Square for who he truly is.  The Square then explores other worlds that open his mind to multiple dimensions of space.  Join Tween Primes to discuss this book and talk about ways that we too can see beyond the dimensions of our physical world.  Learn more and register at tweenprimes.momath.org.

Unlimited, MoMath’s mix-n-mingle program for students in middle and high school
Sunday, November 22, 6:30 pm ET (New York)
Unlimited continues, in an engaging online format.  Middle and high school students, come spend an hour or more with your peers, enjoying interesting mathematical activities and interactive social games, all led by an experienced MoMath educator.  Be sure to stick around at the end for a dance party!  Learn more and register at unlimited.momath.org.

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

Math Encounters: “Breaking Up Is Hard To Do: The Art of Decomposition” with Jordan Ellenberg
Wednesday, December 2, 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm ET (New York)
Join Jordan Ellenberg, author of How Not to Be Wrong, for an interactive presentation on the art of decomposition in arithmetic and geometry.  Math Encounters is MoMath’s popular free public presentation series celebrating the spectacular world of mathematics, produced with support from the Simons Foundation.  Learn more and register for free at mathencounters.org.

Free Ask a Mathematician — Anything!
Thursday, December 3, 4:00 pm ET (New York)
Ever wanted to ask a mathematician something, maybe about a curious new idea you have, or a concept you’d like to understand better?  Don’t know whom to ask?  Here’s your chance!  MoMath’s 2020-2021 Distinguished Visiting Professor Alex Kontorovich will host this free, one-hour, online session.  Learn more and register at askmath.momath.org.

Loving Math stories, games, and laughter in a hilariously fun children’s event
Tuesday, December 8, 4:00 pm ET (New York)
Join master storyteller Steve Sherman for an exciting session designed for kindergarteners 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 Math Gym, a workout for your brain
Wednesday, December 9, 3:30 pm ET (New York)

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

Statistics in the STEM Classroom: Real-Life Applications and Impacts
Wednesday, December 9, 7:00 pm ET (New York)

Join us for a stimulating conversation about making connections between the real world and the classroom.  This summer, physics and math educators participated in a two-day workshop on statistics and hypothesis testing, hosted by Dr. Allen Mincer, a physicist from New York University.  The workshop was a collaboration between the National Museum of Mathematics, New York University, and Brookhaven National Laboratory.  Discussions centered on hypothesis testing as it relates to the trigger system of the ATLAS experiment at CERN and possible pitfalls in the process of hypothesis testing.  Come hear from participating teachers about their experiences and how Dr. Mincer’s lectures and feedback helped them prepare classroom lessons with real-world relevance.  Learn more and register at bnl.momath.org.

Mathematical Magic Tricks
Thursday, December 10, 5:45 pm ET (New York)

Most traditional magic tricks require lots of practice, skill, and coordination.  Mathematical magic tricks work automatically, all by themselves — sometimes you don’t even need to touch the cards!  With at most a bit of misdirection to create the appearance of complications, Joshua Zucker will perform several tricks, teach you to perform them yourselves, and guide you through the mathematical thinking that makes them work.  Using that thinking, you can even create new tricks of your own!  Learn more and register at tricks.momath.org.

Krazy Kahoot with Steve Sherman
Saturday, December 12, 4:00 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?!  Learn more and register at krazy.momath.org.

Meet a Mathematician, featuring Sarah Koch
Thursday, December 17, 4:00 pm ET (New York)
Join host Alex Kontorovich as we bring diverse and talented guests to the MoMath stage to share their experiences, their stories, and their love of mathematics.  In December, meet Professor Sarah Koch, a world-class mathematician at the University of Michigan (by way of Cornell and Harvard).  Sarah Koch’s work is, broadly, in complex dynamics, at once an ancient field asking basic questions about what happens when you repeat an operation over and over, and at the same time, a very modern one, whose beautiful Julia and Mandelbrot sets are illustrated on many a screensaver today.  Professor Koch has two PhDs in Mathematics, one from the Université de Provence in Marseille, and one from Cornell University.  She has received a Sloan Research Fellowship, an NSF-CAREER Award, and several teaching awards, including the Class of 1923 Memorial Teaching Award from the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts at the University of Michigan.  Learn more and register at meetmath.momath.org.

Equilibrium, an adult evening of mathematical games
Friday, December 18, 7:00 pm ET (New York)

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

Tween Primes, the MoMath book club for tweens and teens: The Parrot’s Theorem by Denis Guedj
Sunday, December 20, 5:30 pm ET (New York)
When Mr. Ruche, a reclusive Parisian bookseller, receives a letter from a long-lost friend in the Amazon bequeathing him a vast library of mathematical books, he is propelled into a great exploration of the story of maths, from brilliant Greek thinkers, such as Archimedes and Pythagoras, to the 17th-century genius Fermat.  Mr. Ruche decides that with the help of a talking, mathematically minded parrot, he will use these books to teach Max, a deaf boy whose dysfunctional family lives with Mr. Ruche, and his siblings the mysteries and wonders of numbers and shapes.  But soon it becomes clear that Mr. Ruche has inherited the library for reasons other than pure enlightenment, and, before he knows it, the household is caught up in a race to prevent the vital theorems from falling into the wrong hands.  Join Tween Primes to discuss this book and go on a delightful journey through the history of mathematics.  Learn more and register at tweenprimes.momath.org.

Unlimited, MoMath’s mix-n-mingle program for students in middle and high school
Sunday, December 20, 6:30 pm ET (New York)
Unlimited continues, in an engaging online format.  Middle and high school students, come spend an hour or more with your peers, enjoying interesting mathematical activities and interactive social games, all led by an experienced MoMath educator.  Be sure to stick around at the end for a dance party!  Learn more and register at unlimited.momath.org.

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

Online MoMath Mini-Camp
Monday, December 28 through Thursday, December 31
Details and registration coming soon!  Learn more at minicamp.momath.org.

Math Encounters: “Life in Curved Space: From Magnifying Glasses to General Relativity” with Steve Trettel
Wednesday, January 6, 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm ET (New York)
Light endeavors to take the most efficient path between any two points, but matter or geometry can cause this path to bend.  What would life be like in curved space?  Join Steve Trettel, Szego Assistant Professor of Mathematics at Stanford University, as he identifies some telltale signs of curvature in the real world — including spooky ring-like mirages appearing in images from the Hubble Space Telescope — and takes us on a geometrical adventure that leads us to Einstein’s great insight: that gravity is not a force, but just a consequence of living in a curved world.  Learn more and register for free at mathencounters.org.

Free Math Gym, a workout for your brain
Wednesday, January 20, 3:30 pm ET (New York)

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

MOVES 2021: “The Fascination of Puzzles”
Submit a talk or activity by Monday, March 1, 2021
Register by Tuesday, June 1, 2021

The fifth biennial MOVES (Mathematics of Various Entertaining Subjects) Conference, hosted by MoMath on August 8-10, 2021 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.  While current plans aim for an in-person conference at the CUNY Graduate Center in New York City, contingency plans also cover a virtual version of the conference.  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.  To find out more about MOVES, register for the meeting, or submit a talk or activity, please visit moves.momath.org.

Meet Me in Paris: MATRIX x IMAGINARY 2021
Tuesday, September 7, through Friday, September 10, 2021

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.  If you work with a math museum or want to create one; if you design, create, or operate math exhibits; or if you are involved or want to be involved in math outreach or creative math programming, then this is the conference for you!  Join us for four days of sharing, networking, and learning as we gather in Paris, France for the fourth biennial MATRIX conference.  For more information, visit matrix.momath.org.


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

Substitutions: 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 for school groups visiting the Museum.  From graph coloring to Möbius bands, bring your students to MoMath for a view into the exciting world of mathematics and see why kids of all ages love visiting the Museum.  Learn more and register at fieldtrips.momath.org.

Free trips for Title I schools
Thanks to the support of organizations including Con Edison, Two Sigma, and The Scripps Family Fund for Education and the Arts, as well as New York City Council Member Mark Levine, 7th District, and some generous MoMath friends, support for Title I schools is now available.  To apply for a free trip in the 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 help ensure that MoMath continues to deliver exciting and engaging math programs for all ages.  Visit momath.org/join to become a member and receive unlimited access to MoMath’s innovative exhibits, plus discounts for select programs in Additions, the shop at MoMath.  Become a premium member and receive early notices and invitations to exclusive MoMath events.  Join now and take advantage of MoMath’s low rates.  Note that while the Museum is closed, members receive free registration to select online programs, free access to recordings of MoMath programs, and exclusive invitations to members-only online events.  To learn more about long-term memberships, call 212-542-0566.

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

We hope to see you at MoMath!