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

All upcoming events are now online unless noted otherwise.

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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 2020 presidential election.

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Ongoing

New! 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 seniors
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 Perspective in Composite, the gallery at MoMath — a groundbreaking art show, available virtually (free online access)
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
Poetic Math — submit and share a mathematical limerick in honor of National Limerick Day on May 12
Expansions, the gifted program at MoMath for students in first grade through high school
The Steven H. Strogatz Prize for Math Communication — for students 15 to 18 years old; deadline April 21
The Rosenthal Prize for Innovation and Inspiration in Math Teaching: win $25K!  Application deadline May 15.
MOVES, 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
Mon, Apr 19 2:00 pm Senior Sessions: “Sensational Puzzles”
Mon, Apr 19 7:00 pm How Many Squares? with Joshua Zucker
Tue, Apr 20 3:00 pm Loving Math — stories, games, and laughter in a hilariously fun children’s hour (for grades K – 1)
Tue, Apr 20 4:00 pm Loving Math — stories, games, and laughter in a hilariously fun children’s hour (for grades 2 – 3)
Wed, Apr 21 3:30 pm Free Math Gym, a workout for your brain
Thu, Apr 22 2:00 pm Senior Sessions: “Exhibit Explorations: Pythagorean Puzzlers”
Thu, Apr 22 6:30 pm The Price of a Game, featuring Paul Zeitz
Fri, Apr 23 4:30 pm Folding Fridays — learn to fold unique origami designs: this week, fold spring-themed origami envelopes
Sun, Apr 25 11:00 am Free A-Maze-ing Math — navigate a human-scale maze outdoors on New York’s iconic Flatiron Public Plaza (in person!)
Sun, Apr 25 2:00 pm Bridge Basics — the third session of a six-week course
Mon, Apr 26 6:30 pm Noteworthy Math: the math of music and the music of math, mini-course with Alex Kontorovich
Tue, Apr 27 2:00 pm Senior Sessions: “Topological Tic-Tac-Toe”
Tue, Apr 27 3:00 pm Loving Math — stories, games, and laughter in a hilariously fun children’s hour (for grades K – 1)
Tue, Apr 27 4:00 pm Loving Math — stories, games, and laughter in a hilariously fun children’s hour (for grades 2 – 3)
Tue, Apr 27 8:00 pm QED: Homework Help… for Parents!
Wed, Apr 28 6:30 pm Spirals with artist and technologist Anton Bakker
Thu, Apr 29 6:30 pm Parabolic Parables: a friendly conversation about parabolas with Alex Kontorovich
Fri, Apr 30 2:00 pm Senior Sessions: “Breaking Codes”
Fri, Apr 30 4:30 pm Folding Fridays — learn to fold unique origami designs: this week, fold a unique tree
Fri, Apr 30 7:00 pm Equilibrium, MoMath’s adult evening of mathematical games
Sat, May 1 to Sun, May 2 All day Graph the Grid — don’t miss the latest MathHappening event!
Sun, May 2 2:00 pm Bridge Basics — the fourth session of a six-week course
Mon, May 3 2:00 pm Senior Sessions: “Making Math Solid: Tetrahedron”
Tue, May 4 3:00 pm Loving Math — stories, games, and laughter in a hilariously fun children’s hour (for grades K – 1)
Tue, May 4 4:00 pm Loving Math — stories, games, and laughter in a hilariously fun children’s hour (for grades 2 – 3)
Wed, May 5 4:00 pm
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Free Math Encounters: “Fun with Fractals: Finding patterns in chaos” with Sarah Koch
Thu, May 6 2:00 pm Senior Sessions: “Rep-tiles”
Thu, May 6 4:00 pm Ask a Mathematician — Anything! with Alex Kontorovich
Thu, May 6 6:00 pm Introduction to Tinkercad (3D modeling software)
Fri, May 7 4:30 pm Folding Fridays — learn to fold unique origami designs
Mon, May 10 6:30 pm Free-to-members Noteworthy Math: the math of music and the music of math, mini-course with Alex Kontorovich
Tue, May 11 2:00 pm Senior Sessions: “Fractal Fascinations”
Tue, May 11 3:00 pm Loving Math — stories, games, and laughter in a hilariously fun children’s hour (for grades K – 1)
Tue, May 11 4:00 pm Loving Math — stories, games, and laughter in a hilariously fun children’s hour (for grades 2 – 3)
Thu, May 13 6:30 pm Ramsey Theory: “The Pigeonhole Principle, on Steroids” with Paul Zeitz
Fri, May 14 2:00 pm Senior Sessions: “Dynamic Dice”
Fri, May 14 4:30 pm Folding Fridays — learn to fold unique origami designs
Fri, May 14 6:30 pm Free Family Fridays: “Playing with Primes” featuring Dan Finkel
Sat, May 15 3:00 pm Free-to-members Krazy Kahoot — a fast-paced family quiz game with Steve Sherman
Sun, May 16 2:00 pm Bridge Basics — the fifth session of a six-week course
Mon, May 17 2:00 pm Senior Sessions: “Chessboards and Dominoes”
Tue, May 18 3:00 pm Loving Math — stories, games, and laughter in a hilariously fun children’s hour (for grades K – 1)
Tue, May 18 4:00 pm Loving Math — stories, games, and laughter in a hilariously fun children’s hour (for grades 2 – 3)
Wed, May 19 3:30 pm Free Math Gym, a workout for your brain
Thu, May 20 2:00 pm Senior Sessions: “Vote Counts: Packing and Cracking”
Thu, May 20 4:00 pm Meet a Mathematician featuring Jordan Ellenberg
Thu, May 20 6:30 pm Ramsey Theory: “Coloring Infinite Combs” with Paul Zeitz
Fri, May 21 4:30 pm Folding Fridays — learn to fold unique origami designs
Fri, May 21 7:00 pm Equilibrium, MoMath’s adult evening of mathematical games
Sun, May 23 2:00 pm Bridge Basics — the final session of a six-week course
Sun, May 23 5:30 pm Tween Primes, the MoMath book club for teens and tweens: Cows in the Maze by Ian Stewart
Sun, May 23 6:30 pm Unlimited, MoMath’s mix-n-mingle program for students in middle and high school
Mon, May 24 6:30 pm Statistics in the STEM Classroom: Real-Life Applications and Impacts (Part II)
Tue, May 25 2:00 pm Senior Sessions: “Making Math Solid: Hexahedron”
Tue, May 25 8:00 pm QED: Homework Help… for Parents!
Fri, May 28 2:00 pm Senior Sessions: “Prime Time”
Fri, May 28 4:30 pm Folding Fridays — learn to fold unique origami designs
Wed, Jun 2 4:00 pm
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Free Math Encounters: “Patterns in Permutations: the hidden and surprising structures that emerge from ordered lists” with Lara Pudwell
Thu, Jun 3 4:00 pm Ask a Mathematician — Anything! with Alex Kontorovich
Thu, Jun 3 6:30 pm Ramsey Theory: “Absurdly Extravagant Upper Bounds, and the wizards who shrink them” with Paul Zeitz
Fri, Jun 4 4:30 pm Folding Fridays — learn to fold unique origami designs
Sun, Jun 6 2:00 pm Bridge Basics — the first session of a six-week course
Tue, Jun 8 6:30 pm Meet the Author: A chat with Jordan Ellenberg about his new book, Shape: The Hidden Geometry of Information, Biology, Strategy, Democracy, and Everything Else
Fri, Jun 11 4:30 pm Folding Fridays — learn to fold unique origami designs
Sun, Jun 13 2:00 pm Bridge Basics — the second session of a six-week course
Wed, Jun 16 3:30 pm Free Math Gym, a workout for your brain
Thu, Jun 17 6:30 pm Only Isosceles with Paul Zeitz
Fri, Jun 18 4:30 pm Folding Fridays — learn to fold unique origami designs
Fri, Jun 18 6:30 pm Free Family Fridays: “Punz and Puzzles” featuring Patrick Vennebush
Thu, Jun 24 4:00 pm Meet a Mathematician
Thu, Jun 24 6:30 pm Fractions Forever
Fri, Jun 25 4:30 pm Folding Fridays — learn to fold unique origami designs
Fri, Jun 25 7:00 pm Equilibrium, MoMath’s adult evening of mathematical games
Sun, Jun 27 2:00 pm Bridge Basics — the third session of a six-week course
Sun, Jun 27 5:30 pm Tween Primes, the MoMath book club for teens and tweens
Sun, Jun 27 6:30 pm Unlimited, MoMath’s mix-n-mingle program for students in middle and high school
Fri, Jul 2 4:30 pm Folding Fridays — learn to fold unique origami designs
Thu, Jul 8 4:00 pm Ask a Mathematician — Anything! with Alex Kontorovich
Fri, Jul 9 4:30 pm Folding Fridays — learn to fold unique origami designs
Sun, Jul 11 2:00 pm Bridge Basics — the fourth session of a six-week course
Thu, Jul 15 4:00 pm Meet a Mathematician
Fri, Jul 16 4:30 pm Folding Fridays — learn to fold unique origami designs
Sun, Jul 18 2:00 pm Bridge Basics — the fifth session of a six-week course
Sun, Jul 18 5:30 pm Tween Primes, the MoMath book club for teens and tweens
Sun, Jul 18 6:30 pm Unlimited, MoMath’s mix-n-mingle program for students in middle and high school
Wed, Jul 21 3:30 pm Free Math Gym, a workout for your brain
Fri, Jul 23 4:30 pm Folding Fridays — learn to fold unique origami designs
Sun, Jul 25 2:00 pm Bridge Basics — the final session of a six-week course
Fri, Jul 30 4:30 pm Folding Fridays — learn to fold unique origami designs
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 Happy Hour — a happy hour (of collaborative puzzling) as we gear up for the MOVES conference in January 2022
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
Thu, Aug 19 4:00 pm Meet a Mathematician
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
Fri, Jan 14 to Sun, Jan 16 6:30 pm MOVES, Mathematics of Various Entertaining Subjects — MoMath’s fifth biennial conference

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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 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.

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

Thinking about Summer 2021 already?  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 sessions may also be offered.  Learn more and register at summercamp.momath.org.

Poetic Math — submit your own math limerick!

A mathematician confided
A Möbius strip is one-sided.
You’ll get quite a laugh
If you cut one in half,
For it stays in one piece when divided.

If you like having fun with language and math, why not get creative and pen your own math limerick?  Send it to limerick@momath.org and your poem may be selected for inclusion on a special MoMath webpage in honor of National Limerick Day on Wednesday, May 12.  If we receive enough clever submissions, we’ll host an open mic event where you can share your poetic words with others.  Learn more at limerick.momath.org.

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

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 learn more and apply, visit strogatzprize.momath.org.

The Rosenthal Prize for Innovation and Inspiration in Math Teaching
Application deadline: May 15, 2021

Designed to recognize and promote hands-on math teaching in upper elementary and middle school classrooms, the Rosenthal Prize carries a cash award of $25,000 for the single best activity, plus up to five additional monetary awards for other innovative activities.  The winner will have the opportunity to share their innovative activities with educators around the world.  The Rosenthal Prize is now open to math educators, mathematicians, and those who specialize in math outreach — apply before March 31 to receive a free MoMath t-shirt (while supplies last).  The application period closes on May 15, 2021.  To learn more and submit an entry, visit rosenthalprize.momath.org.

Ongoing Programs

New!  Math on the House — mailing list sign-up
MoMath is pleased to introduce 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.

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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 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 or your tour at composite.momath.org today!

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

Senior Sessions: “Sensational Puzzles”
Monday, April 19, 2:00 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.  Materials needed: pencil and paper.  For senior citizens / mature adults.  Learn more and register at seniorsessions.momath.org.

How Many Squares? with Joshua Zucker
Monday, April 19, 7:00 pm ET (New York)

How many squares can be drawn using a square grid of dots?  Are there ways to categorize them to make the counting work easier?  What areas are possible or impossible?  Registration coming soon to squares.momath.org.

Loving Math — stories, games, and laughter in a hilariously fun children’s hour
Tuesday, April 20, 3:00 pm ET (New York) for grades K – 1
Tuesday, April 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!  Learn more and register at loving.momath.org.

Free Math Gym, a workout for your brain
Wednesday, April 21, 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.  Learn more and register for free at workout.momath.org.

Senior Sessions: “Exhibit Explorations: Pythagorean Puzzlers”
Thursday, April 22, 2:00 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.  Materials needed: pencil, paper, colored pens (or pencils/markers), ruler, scissors, and graph paper (printout to be provided).  For senior citizens / mature adults.  Learn more and register at seniorsessions.momath.org.

The Price of a Game
Thursday, April 22, 6:30 pm ET (New York)
Join this session with Paul Zeitz to explore the concept of expected value, the rigorous version of “on average.”  Can a game of chance have a fair value?  Is it risky to play a game that has infinite value?  Learn more and register at gamble.momath.org.

Folding Fridays
Friday, April 23, 4:30 pm ET (New York)
Join origami expert Kathleen Sheridan for Folding Fridays.  This week, fold spring-themed origami envelopes.  Explore the wonders of paper folding — there’s math in every fold!  Learn more and register at foldingfridays.momath.org.

A-Maze-ing Math (in person!)
Sunday, April 25, 11:00 am ET (New York)
Navigating a maze can be trickier than it appears!  Come walk a human-scale maze and experience firsthand the way math can help us understand complex structures in a simpler way.  Then, count your steps and “Pythagorize” the Flatiron: explore the famous right-triangle theorem in action as you march around this famous NYC landmark.  Join this outdoor event just steps from the Museum, on New York’s iconic Flatiron Public Plaza, in honor of Mathematics and Statistics Awareness Month.  The event is free and open to the public.  No registration is needed.

Bridge Basics a six-week course
Sundays at 2:00 pm ET (New York)
April 11, 18, 25, May 2, 16, and 23
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.  Grounded in simple arithmetic, bridge inherently includes an assessment of probability as players think about what others are likely or unlikely to have in their hands.  Join us for six weeks, and take away a hobby for a lifetime!  Learn more and register for the series at bridge.momath.org.

Noteworthy Math: the math of music and the music of math
Monday, April 26, 6:30 pm ET (New York)
Join MoMath’s Distinguished Visiting Professor, Alex Kontorovich, in an exciting eight-week mini-course delving into the surprising connections between math and music and featuring occasional live performances.  This week features Frank London, Grammy-winning klezmer trumpeter, composer, arranger, and bandleader with the Klezmatics and many many others.  Learn more and register at noteworthy.momath.org.

Senior Sessions: “Topological Tic-Tac-Toe”
Tuesday, April 27, 2:00 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  Materials needed: pencil and paper.  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, April 27, 3:00 pm ET (New York) for grades K – 1
Tuesday, April 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!  Learn more and register at loving.momath.org.

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

Spirals, featuring Anton Bakker
Wednesday, April 28, 6:30 pm ET (New York)
Sculptor Anton Bakker deploys computer-based methods and custom-built technology to discover and give physical form to intriguing paths within cubic lattice structures.  Join Anton for an evening of insight into his process — how he finds those beguiling paths — and the mathematics underlying that process.  This session will focus on the creation of spiral designs.  Learn more and register at spirals.momath.org.

Parabolic Parables: a friendly conversation about parabolas
Thursday, April 29, 6:30 pm ET (New York)
Join Distinguished Visiting Professor, Alex Kontorovich, as he shares the math behind the parabola — why does a thrown ball always follow a parabolic path… or does it?  What do parabolas have to do with cones?  And what does all this have to do with MoMath’s upcoming Graph the Grid, a MathHappening event?  Learn more and register at parables.momath.org.

Senior Sessions: “Breaking Codes”
Friday, April 30, 2:00 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.  Materials needed: pencil and paper.  Optional materials: calculator.  For senior citizens / mature adults.  Learn more and register at seniorsessions.momath.org.

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

Equilibrium, MoMath’s adult evening of mathematical games
Friday, April 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.

Graph the Grid (a MathHappening event)
Saturday, May 1, from 6:00 am ET (New York) through Sunday, May 2 until midnight ET (New York)
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.  Register for free at grid.momath.org!

Senior Sessions: “Making Math Solid: Tetrahedron”
Monday, May 3, 2:00 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.  Materials needed: 6 to 10 sheets of origami paper or 6 to 10 paper squares (6″ by 6″).  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, May 4, 3:00 pm ET (New York) for grades K – 1
Tuesday, May 4, 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 Math Encounters: “Fun with Fractals: Finding patterns in the chaos” with Sarah Koch
Wednesday, May 5, 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm ET (New York)
A dynamical system pairs a set with a rule that transforms the set.  Applying the rule over and over, or iterating the rule, often leads to remarkably beautiful objects that are called fractals.  Join mathematician Sarah Koch in an exploration of different kinds of dynamical systems and the fractals that emerge from each.  Along the way, meet many famous fractals including the Cantor set, the Sierpinski triangle, the Koch Snowflake, and several entertaining Julia sets.  Learn more and register at mathencounters.org.

Senior Sessions: “Rep-tiles”
Thursday, May 6, 2:00 pm ET (New York)

Come discover mathematical rep-tiles, geometric shapes that can tile into repetitions of themselves.  Learn about scaling, special tessellations, and mathematical proofs, while solving fun rep-tiles puzzles.  Materials needed: pencil, paper, printouts to be provided, and scissors (to cut out shapes prior to session).  For senior citizens / mature adults.  Learn more and register at seniorsessions.momath.org.

Ask a Mathematician — Anything!
Thursday, May 6, 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.

Introduction to Tinkercad (3D modeling software)
Thursday, May 6, 6:00 pm ET (New York)
Teens and tweens, ever wanted to turn your ideas into a 3D print?  Learn how to use Tinkercad, a beginner-friendly 3D modeling software, to create models of everyday objects.  In this online workshop, you will navigate the Tinkercad environment to build simple models, including your own personalized keychain, which can be printed and attached to backpacks, lanyards, or keyrings!  Thanks to a generous grant provided by Rutgers Makerspace, these prints will be provided to attendees at no additional cost.  Participants must have a laptop or desktop computer with Internet access, and preferably a mouse.  This free workshop is appropriate for students in grades 4 to 7 and limited to 20 participants.  Learn more and register at tinkercad.momath.org.

Folding Fridays
Friday, May 7, 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.

Noteworthy Math: the math of music and the music of math
Monday, May 10, 6:30 pm ET (New York)
Join MoMath’s Distinguished Visiting Professor, Alex Kontorovich, in an exciting eight-week mini-course delving into the surprising connections between math and music and featuring occasional live performances.  This week, Alex concludes the 8-week mini-course with “music of the primes” on the Riemann Hypothesis.  Learn more and register at noteworthy.momath.org.

Senior Sessions: “Fractal Fascinations”
Tuesday, May 11, 2:00 pm ET (New York)

Fractals are beautiful and mysterious objects with properties that defy our normal rules of geometry.  They can be a geometric shapes made up of miniature versions of itself.  Come learn about the most famous fractals and what makes them so unusual.  Materials needed: pencil and paper.  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, May 11, 3:00 pm ET (New York) for grades K – 1
Tuesday, May 11, 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.

Ramsey Theory: “The Pigeonhole Principle, on Steroids”
Thursday, May 13, 6:30 pm ET (New York)
In honor of Ronald Graham, who passed away last summer, Paul Zeitz presents a three-part mini-course that explores Ramsey Theory, the study of order within randomness — and the mathematical glue of the long friendship between Graham and the eccentric genius Paul Erdős.  In this session: Ramsey numbers, Erdős’s aliens, and the happy ending theorem.  Learn more and register at ramsey.momath.org.

Senior Sessions: “Dynamic Dice”
Friday, May 14, 2:00 pm ET (New York)

What is the probability of rolling a given sum with a pair of standard dice?  Explore how to determine that probability and then challenge yourself to find a different way to number the dice to get the very same probabilities.  Come roll the dice!  Materials needed: pencil and paper.  For senior citizens / mature adults.  Learn more and register at seniorsessions.momath.org.

Folding Fridays
Friday, May 14, 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.

Free Family Fridays: “Playing with Primes”
Friday, May 14, 6:30 pm ET (New York)
The award-winning board game Prime Climb introduced a visual, colorful language for playing with prime numbers.  Now, along with Prime Climb co-creator Dan Finkel, we’ll use virtual tools to start small and investigate ever-larger numbers, discovering connections to some fascinating mathematics along the way.  Join us for an evening exploration of some possibilities and puzzles that emerge from this playful perspective on primes!  Learn more and register at familyfridays.momath.org.

Free-to-members Krazy Kahoot with Steve Sherman
Saturday, May 15, 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?!  Learn more and register at krazy.momath.org.

Senior Sessions: “Chessboards and Dominoes”
Monday, May 17, 2:00 pm ET (New York)

What shapes can you fit together to cover a chessboard?  Dominoes?  Trominoes?  Learn about mathematical proofs while exploring patterns of odd and even numbers and experimenting with real dominoes and chessboards.  Materials needed: pencil and graph paper (printout to be provided).  Optional materials: chessboard, dominoes.  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, May 18, 3:00 pm ET (New York) for grades K – 1
Tuesday, May 18, 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 Math Gym, a workout for your brain
Wednesday, May 19, 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.  Learn more and register for free at workout.momath.org.

Senior Sessions: “Vote Counts: Packing and Cracking”
Thursday, May 20, 2:00 pm ET (New York)

Get a glimpse into the mathematics of elections by becoming a “legislator” for a day.  Explore how election districts are drawn, including “packing,” “cracking,” and the meaning of wasted votes, in order to analyze the fairness of representation in an election.  Materials needed: paper, pencil, colored pens (or markers), and printout to be provided.  For senior citizens / mature adults.  Learn more and register at seniorsessions.momath.org.

Meet a Mathematician featuring Jordan Ellenberg
Thursday, May 20, 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 May, meet Jordan Ellenberg, the John D. MacArthur Professor of Mathematics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, a distinguished researcher, and prolific expositor of mathematics.  Jordan is a Fellow of the American Mathematical Society and has won a Guggenheim Fellowship and a Simons Fellowship for his research work in number theory, algebraic geometry, topology, and combinatorics. Learn more and register at meetmath.momath.org.

Ramsey Theory: “Coloring Infinite Combs”
Thursday, May 20, 6:30 pm ET (New York)
In honor of Ronald Graham, who passed away last summer, Paul Zeitz presents a three-part mini-course that explores Ramsey Theory, the study of order within randomness — and the mathematical glue of the long friendship between Graham and the eccentric genius Paul Erdős.  In this session: Van der Waerden’s theorem and beyond.  Learn more and register at ramsey.momath.org.

Folding Fridays
Friday, May 21, 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.

Equilibrium, an adult evening of mathematical games
Friday, May 21, 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.

Tween Primes, the MoMath book club for tweens and teens: Cows in the Maze by Ian Stewart
Sunday, May 23, 5:30 pm ET (New York)
Ian Stewart is back with more stories and puzzles that are as quirky as they are fascinating and each from the cutting edge of the world of mathematics.  From the math of mazes, to cones with a twist, and the amazing sphericon, Cows in the Maze takes readers on an exhilarating tour of the world of mathematics.  We find out about the mathematics of time travel, explore the shape of teardrops (which are not tear-drop shaped, but something much, much more strange), dance with dodecahedra, and play the game of Hex, among many more strange and delightful mathematical diversions.  Join Tween Primes to discuss this book and embark on this mathematical journey.  Learn more and register at tweenprimes.momath.org.

Unlimited, MoMath’s mix-n-mingle program for students in middle and high school
Sunday, May 23, 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.

Statistics in the STEM Classroom: Real-Life Applications and Impacts (Part II)
Monday, May 24, 6:30 pm ET (New York)

Join us for a stimulating conversation about making connections between the real world and the classroom.  Come hear from physics and math educators who participated in a two-day workshop this past summer on statistics and hypothesis testing, which was hosted by Dr. Allen Mincer, a physicist from New York University.  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.  Learn about these educators’ experiences and how Dr. Mincer’s lectures and feedback helped them prepare classroom lessons with real-world relevance.  This workshop and the previous workshop are part of a collaboration between the National Museum of Mathematics, New York University, and Brookhaven National Laboratory.  Attendance at the previous workshop is not a prerequisite for this event.  Learn more and register at bnl.momath.org.

Senior Sessions: “Making Math Solid: Hexahedron”
Tuesday, May 25, 2:00 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 hexahedron.  Making Math Solid is a series that focuses on different polyhedra, highlighting their fascinating properties.  Materials needed: 6 to 10 sheets of origami paper or 6 to 10 paper squares (6″ by 6″).  For senior citizens / mature adults.  Learn more and register at seniorsessions.momath.org.

QED: Homework Help… for Parents!
Tuesday, May 25, 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.

Senior Sessions: “Prime Time”
Friday, May 28, 2:00 pm ET (New York)

Come explore modular arithmetic and prime numbers.  Learn about a Cayley graph, which is a mathematical object that transforms algebraic computations into geometric ones.  These geometric diagrams resemble circular connect-the-dots patterns and encode important mathematical information.  Join us to turn multiplication problems into simple shapes and discover the patterns that emerge.  Materials needed: paper, pencil and printouts to be provided.  Optional materials: colored pens or markers.  For senior citizens / mature adults.  Learn more and register at seniorsessions.momath.org.

Folding Fridays
Friday, May 28, 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.

Free Math Encounters: “Patterns in Permutations: the hidden and surprising structures that emerge from ordered lists” with Lara Pudwell
Wednesday, June 2, 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm ET (New York)
A “permutation” is a list where order matters.  Despite this humble definition, permutations offer a wealth of beautiful mathematics that can be applied across scientific disciplines.  Starting simply, with small ordered lists, mathematician Lara Pudwell demonstrates how smaller permutations can be embedded into larger permutations.  The results are both unexpected and delightful — not only do some familiar patterns suddenly appear, but this embedding gives rise to a host of interesting counting problems with connections not just to mathematics, but to computer science, chemistry, and more.  Learn more and register at mathencounters.org.

Ask a Mathematician — Anything!
Thursday, June 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 one-hour, online session.  Registration coming soon.  Learn more at askmath.momath.org.

Ramsey Theory: “Absurdly Extravagant Upper Bounds, and the wizards who shrink them”
Thursday, June 3, 6:30 pm ET (New York)
In honor of Ronald Graham, who passed away last summer, Paul Zeitz presents a three-part mini-course that explores Ramsey Theory, the study of order within randomness — and the mathematical glue of the long friendship between Graham and the eccentric genius Paul Erdős.  In this session: Learn about absurdly extravagant upper bounds and the wizards who shrink them: Ackermann, Graham, Shelah, and others.  Learn more and register at ramsey.momath.org.

Folding Fridays
Friday, June 4, 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!  Registration coming soon.  Learn more at foldingfridays.momath.org.

Bridge Basics a six-week course
Sundays at 2:00 pm ET (New York)
June 6, 13, 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.  Grounded in simple arithmetic, bridge inherently includes an assessment of probability as players think about what others are likely or unlikely to have in their hands.  Join us for six weeks, and take away a hobby for a lifetime!  Registration coming soon.  Learn more at bridge.momath.org.

Meet the Author: A chat with Jordan Ellenberg about his new book, Shape: The Hidden Geometry of Information, Biology, Strategy, Democracy, and Everything Else
Tuesday, June 8, 6:30 pm ET (New York)
How should a democracy choose its representatives?  How can you stop a pandemic from sweeping the world?  How do computers learn to play chess, and why is learning chess so much easier for them than learning to read a sentence?  Can ancient Greek proportions predict the stock market?  (Sorry, no.)  What should your kids learn in school if they really want to learn to think?  All these are questions about geometry.  Shape reveals the geometry underneath some of the most important scientific, political, and philosophical problems we face.  Geometry asks: where are things?  Which things are near each other?  How can you get from one thing to another thing?  Those are important questions.  The word “geometry,” from the Greek, has the rather grand meaning of “measuring the world.”  If anything, that’s an undersell.  Geometry doesn’t just measure the world — it explains it.  Shape shows us how.  Learn more and register at shape.momath.org.

Folding Fridays
Friday, June 11, 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!  Registration coming soon.  Learn more at foldingfridays.momath.org.

Free Math Gym, a workout for your brain
Wednesday, June 16, 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.  Learn more and register for free at workout.momath.org.

Only Isosceles
Thursday, June 17, 6:30 pm ET (New York)
Imagine a world where all triangles are isosceles and where big is small…and yet it is a universe that is a logical — and in some senses an inevitable — alternative to our own.  Welcome to the realm of the p-adic number system!  Learn more and register at isosceles.momath.org.

Folding Fridays
Friday, June 18, 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!  Registration coming soon.  Learn more at foldingfridays.momath.org.

Free Family Fridays at MoMath presented by Two Sigma: “Punz and Puzzles”
Friday, June 18, 6:30 pm ET (New York)
A good joke is a lot like a good math problem: the punch line is unexpected and you have to think a bit to figure it out.  Join us for a laugh-out-loud mashup up of math and humor with Math Jokes 4 Mathy Folks author Patrick Vennebush, who will take us on a rollicking romp through math hilarity and problem solving.  Relax, laugh (or groan), and think deeply as we investigate some classic and not-so-classic math puzzles, served up with a healthy side of humor.  Learn more and register at familyfridays.momath.org.

Meet a Mathematician
Thursday, June 24, 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.  Registration coming soon.  Learn more 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!  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.  Explore the wonders of paper folding — there’s math in every fold!  Registration coming soon.  Learn more 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.

Tween Primes, the MoMath book club for tweens and teens
Sunday, June 27, 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, 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.  Registration coming soon.  Learn more at unlimited.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.

Folding Fridays
Friday, July 2, 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!  Registration coming soon.  Learn more at foldingfridays.momath.org.

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.  Registration coming soon.  Learn more at askmath.momath.org.

Folding Fridays
Friday, July 9, 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!  Registration coming soon.  Learn more at foldingfridays.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.  Registration coming soon.  Learn more at meetmath.momath.org.

Folding Fridays
Friday, July 16, 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!  Registration coming soon.  Learn more at foldingfridays.momath.org.

Tween Primes, the MoMath book club for tweens and teens
Sunday, July 18, 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, 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.  Registration coming soon.  Learn more at unlimited.momath.org.

Free Math Gym, a workout for your brain
Wednesday, July 21, 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.  Learn more and register for free at workout.momath.org.

Folding Fridays
Friday, July 23, 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!  Registration coming soon.  Learn more at foldingfridays.momath.org.

Folding Fridays
Friday, July 30, 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!  Registration coming soon.  Learn more at foldingfridays.momath.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.  Registration coming soon.  Learn more 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!  Registration coming soon.  Learn more at foldingfridays.momath.org.

MOVES Happy Hour
Sunday, August 8, 3:00 pm
ET (New York)
In place of the original conference dates in August, we’re planning two small MOVES-related online events, one for adults and one for children.  Our plenary speakers from the conference are designing puzzles and activities for a collaborative Zoom get-together.  Please keep this afternoon open. To find out more about MOVES, register for the meeting, or submit a talk or activity, please visit augustmoves.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!  Registration coming soon.  Learn more 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 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.  Learn more and register for free at workout.momath.org.

Meet a Mathematician
Thursday, August 19, 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.  Registration coming soon.  Learn more at meetmath.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!  Registration coming soon.  Learn more 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!  Registration coming soon.  Learn more at foldingfridays.momath.org.

MATRIX x IMAGINARY 2021
Due to the current health situation, the MATRIX x IMAGINARY conference has been postponed. 
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 and to sign up for notification when new dates are finalized, 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!