MoMath at a Glance
Upcoming Events and Programming at MoMath
|All times are in Eastern Time Zone (New York).|
|Book your next group outing or field trip to MoMath today!
|Apply now||The Einstein Mad Hat Awards for creative renditions of the Hat and Spectre tiles|
|Expansions, MoMath’s gifted math program to engage and challenge NYC’s brightest math students in grades 1–12 (in person)|
|The 2024 Steven H. Strogatz Prize for Math Communication, a cash prize for teens 15 through 18 years of age (online)|
|Thu, Sep 14||4:00 pm||Ask a Mathematician — Anything! featuring Ingrid Daubechies (online)|
|Fri, Sep 15||4:15 pm||Math Discovery: “Möbius Madness” (Grades 3–6) (in person)|
|Fri, Sep 15||4:30 pm||Folding Fridays, MoMath’s origami series (online)|
|Sat, Sep 16||10:15 am||Math Discovery: “Shape Shifters” (Grades pre-K–2) (in person)|
|Sat, Sep 16||4:00 pm||Math Discovery: “Graphs of the Rainbow” (Grades 4–8) (in person)|
|Sun, Sep 17||2:30 pm||Math Discovery: “Secrets of Telling Secrets” (Grades 3–6) (in person)|
|Sun, Sep 17||4:00 pm||Math Discovery: “Tessellation Station” (Grades K–2) (in person)|
|Tue, Sep 19||4:00 pm||Loving Math — stories, games, and laughter in a hilariously fun children’s series; hosted by Steve Sherman (online)|
|Tue, Sep 19||8:00 pm||Wavelets: a mathematical synthesis of ideas from many fields, honoring the installation of Ingrid Daubechies, MoMath’s 2023-2024 Distinguished Visiting Professor for the Public Dissemination of Mathematics (in person)|
|Wed, Sep 20||2:00 pm||Senior Sessions: “Polyomino Puzzlers” (online)|
|Thu, Sep 21||3:00 pm
to 6:00 pm
|Free Play (free admission to MoMath!) (in person)|
|Thu, Sep 21||6:30 pm||Starring Math: Sneakers; hosted by Ingrid Daubechies (online)|
|Fri, Sep 22||4:00 pm||Meet a Mathematician: Jonathan Mattingly (online)|
|Fri, Sep 22||4:30 pm||Folding Fridays, MoMath’s origami series (online)|
|Sat, Sep 23||3:00 pm||Krazy Kahoot, MoMath’s family quiz show; hosted by Steve Sherman (online)|
|Sun, Sep 24||10:00 am
to 1:00 pm
|Free Play (free admission to MoMath!) (in person)|
|Sun, Sep 24||1:00 pm||Extensions, MoMath’s online gifted math program (online)*|
|Tue, Sep 26||4:00 pm||Loving Math — stories, games, and laughter in a hilariously fun children’s series; hosted by Steve Sherman (online)|
|Wed, Sep 27||4:00 pm||Free! Math Gym, a workout for your brain (online)|
|Wed, Sep 27||6:00 pm||Equilibrium, adult game night at MoMath (in person)*|
|Thu, Sep 28||2:00 pm||Senior Sessions: “Dynamic Dice” (online)|
|Fri, Sep 29||4:30 pm||Folding Fridays, MoMath’s origami series (online)|
|Tue, Oct 3||6:30 pm||Beyond Boundaries: MoMath on the Move, the 2023 MoMath Gala (in person)|
|Tue, Oct 3||9:30 pm||The AfterMath (of the 2023 MoMath Gala) (in person)|
|Wed, Oct 4||4:00 pm
|Free! Math Encounters: “Farm to Table Math: Play with your food and learn!” featuring Kathleen Kavanagh (in person)|
|Mon, Oct 9||6:30 pm||Mathemalchemy, featuring Ingrid Daubechies: “Infinity” (in person)|
|Tue, Oct 10||2:00 pm||Senior Sessions: “Magic Squares” (online)|
|Wed, Oct 11||6:30 pm||Mathemalchemy, featuring Ingrid Daubechies: “Symmetric patterns and tiling” (in person)|
|Thu, Oct 12||6:30 pm||Meet a Mathematician: Deanna Haunsperger (online)|
|Mon, Oct 16||6:30 pm||Mathemalchemy, featuring Ingrid Daubechies: “Error correcting codes” (in person)|
|Tue, Oct 17||2:00 pm||Senior Sessions: “Exhibit Explorations: Pythagorean Puzzlers” (online)|
|Tue, Oct 17||6:00 pm||Hans Noë in conversation with Lawrence Weschler, Chaim Goodman-Strauss, Alva Noë, and others (in person)|
|Wed, Oct 18||6:30 pm||Mathemalchemy, featuring Ingrid Daubechies: “Prime and composite numbers” (in person)|
|Fri, Oct 20||6:30 pm||Free! Family Fridays: “Artful Math” with Clarissa Grandi (in person)|
|Sun, Oct 22||5:30 pm||Unlimited, MoMath’s mix-n-mingle program for students in middle and high school — create a Rubik’s Cube Mosaic! (in person)|
|Wed, Oct 25||4:00 pm||Free! Math Gym, a workout for your brain (online)|
|Thu, Oct 26||2:00 pm||Senior Sessions: “Cryptarithmetic” (online)|
|Sat, Oct 28||3:00 pm||Krazy Kahoot, MoMath’s family quiz show; hosted by Steve Sherman (online)|
|Wed, Nov 1||4:00 pm
|Free! Math Encounters: “Realizing Abstractions: what can mathematics do for art?” featuring Edmund Harriss (in person)|
|Fri, Nov 3||6:30 pm||Free! Family Fridays: “Build Like Banneker… with Math!” with Shelly Jones (in person)|
|Tue, Nov 7||6:30 pm||Mathemalchemy, featuring Ingrid Daubechies: “Self-similarity and fractals” (in person)|
|Wed, Nov 8||6:30 pm||Mathemalchemy, featuring Ingrid Daubechies: “Chaos” (in person)|
|Wed, Nov 15||4:00 pm||Free! Math Gym, a workout for your brain (online)|
|Wed, Nov 15||6:30 pm||Mathemalchemy, featuring Ingrid Daubechies: “Polyhedra and their symmetries” (in person)|
|Fri, Nov 17||6:30 pm||Mathemalchemy, featuring Ingrid Daubechies: “Proofs without words” (in person)|
|Fri, Dec 8||6:30 pm||Free! Family Fridays: “Puppets, Props, and Math — Oh My!” with Dave Privett (in person)|
|*Registration and details coming soon.|
|Derivatives, MoMath’s guided tour program — see the Museum through the eyes of MoMath’s expert staff (in person)|
|Math on the House — sign up to be notified when free, last-minute seats become available for select events; there’s a deal almost every day!|
Visit the Museum
Purchase admission tickets to visit MoMath at visit.momath.org, or show your support for MoMath by joining as a member at members.momath.org. Members receive free unlimited admission and free access to an extensive library of event recordings.
Need a gift for the math fan in your life? Give them a MoMath gift card!
Give the gift of math! Purchase a gift card by phone at 212-542‑0566 or stop by Additions, the shop at MoMath, to pick up your card today, good for purchases in the shop or admission to the Museum.
MoMath in the News
- What Improv Can Do for Mathematicians highlighting MoMath’s Math Outreach Seminar and Training (MOST) Program for early career professionals in mathematics who identify as female (New York Times)
- With a New, Improved ‘Einstein,’ Puzzlers Settle a Math Problem featuring MoMath’s Outreach Mathematician, Chaim Goodman-Strauss (New York Times)
- Why Are There So Many Big Lottery Jackpots? featuring MoMath’s Distinguished Visiting Professor, Tim Chartier (NerdWallet)
- Conversations with women in STEM: Museum of Mathematics & Cindy Lawrence, Executive Director of MoMath (Ordinarily Extraordinary)
- Using Math To Teach The Rules Of Baseball (NBC News 4)
- Visit inthenews.momath.org for more!
Math on the House mailing list — sign up to be notified when FREE event tickets become available
MoMath is pleased to offer Math on the House, a mailing list for valued Museum patrons to receive free, last-minute tickets to select events when spots become available. To subscribe, visit mathonthehouse.momath.org.
See what mathematicians think is beautiful about mathematics at beautiful.momath.org.
Einstein Mad Hat Competitions (online)
To celebrate the recent discoveries of the Hat and Spectre tiles, which tessellate the plane but only in a non-repeating way, the National Museum of Mathematics and the United Kingdom Mathematics Trust are pleased to announce The Einstein Mad Hat Competitions, for renditions of the Hat and Spectre tiles. The submission deadline is October 15. Learn more and apply at momath.org/hatcontest.
Expansions gifted math program — apply now for the 2023-2024 (in person)
Reinvent math class with Expansions, MoMath’s afternoon gifted program. Featuring programs for math-loving students enrolled in first through eighth grades, Expansions workshops are designed and delivered by MoMath’s education 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–12 curriculum. Plus, students can benefit from enjoying math together in small groups of talented and focused young scholars. The application window for the 2023-2024 school year is open! Spots are limited for new admissions. Learn more and apply for the program at expansions.momath.org.
Integrators: The MoMath High School Volunteer Program (in person)
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 Integrators 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, while school-year participants commit approximately one day per week, typically a Saturday or Sunday, from September through June. The application window is now OPEN for volunteering in the 2023-2024 school year. Interviews will be conducted in August and September, and candidates will be notified in September. Learn more at integrators.momath.org.
School field trips and other educational opportunities (in person/online)
MoMath offers almost two dozen educator-led sessions for K-12 students, ranging from constructing polygons to creating Möbius strips, available either in person or online. Bring your students to MoMath for a peek into the exciting world of mathematics, and see why students and teachers of all ages love the Museum. Or, let MoMath come to you — choose from a range of on-campus options, including MoMath educator-led activities or MoMath traveling exhibits. Learn more and register at fieldtrips.momath.org.
Title I schools are eligible for free programs and field trips (in person/online)
MoMath’s free outreach programs for Title I schools include in-person and online field trips to the Museum, workshops presented by experienced MoMath educators in your classroom, and visits to your school by Math Midway 2 Go (MM2GO), MoMath’s travelling suite of original mathematical exhibits. Support for these programs is now available, thanks to contributions from individuals and organizations including: Judith Gibbons and Francesco Scattone, Con Edison, The Scripps Family Fund for Education and the Arts, Two Sigma, the Hearst Foundations, the Manhattan Community Awards Program (MCAP), and New York City Council Members Carlina Rivera (Council District 2) and Mercedes Narcisse (Council District 46). These programs are supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. To apply for one of these free programs, visit titleone.momath.org. Interested in sponsoring one of them? Email email@example.com.
Made Specially For YOU
Host your birthday party at MoMath! (in person or online!)
Looking to host a one-of-a-kind birthday party full of fabulous mathematical fun? Invite your guests to MoMath for unique party activities and games, plus a chance to explore more than 40 engaging exhibits! From captivating constructions to scintillating scavenger hunts, enjoy exceptional experiences for birthday celebrants of all ages. Can your hands race as fast as your minds? 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. Not in New York? Check out MoMath’s origami birthday parties, available exclusively online — you and your guests can learn the wondrous art of paper folding from an origami expert! Birthday honorees of all ages are welcome to celebrate at MoMath. For pricing and details, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sign up for a Derivatives tour of MoMath (in person)
Whether you’re part of a group or by yourself, book a Derivatives tour and enjoy a new perspective on MoMath in a small group setting as you stroll through the Museum with an expert tour guide leading the way. Learn more at derivatives.momath.org. To request a tour, please email email@example.com with the subject line “Derivatives Tour.”
Arrange for one-on-one math tutoring (in person/online)
Is your child struggling in math? Or are they mathematically precocious and ready for more? 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, or they’re eager to discover the beauty in mathematics beyond the curriculum, MoMath’s instructors are ready to help. For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Have MoMath come to YOUR SCHOOL! Book an educator visit, MM2Go traveling exhibition, or on-campus field trip today
Students and educators, let MoMath come to you! MoMath’s fully vaccinated and engaging math specialists can bring MoMath’s unique blend of enriching math activities and/or hands-on MM2GO exhibits to your campus, anywhere in the US and beyond. Learn more and book your in-school MoMath workshop today at fieldtrips.momath.org. (Sponsorships for Title I schools are available; funding is limited. Apply online at titleone.momath.org.)
Corporate events, galas, weddings, team outings, 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. Did your first date begin at MoMath, the Top Date Spot for Intellectually Curious People in NYC? We’ll custom-design for you a marriage proposal hidden (in a mathematically cryptic fashion, of course) in the Museum. And be sure to book the wedding at MoMath! Who knew math could be this much fun? Email email@example.com for more information.
Join the Team
Are you passionate about spreading a love of mathematics? Contact us — we’d love to welcome you to the team! Send the following to firstname.lastname@example.org: a cover letter, your résumé with GPA, and a statement (at least one paragraph long, but no more than a page, please) describing your views on mathematics or an experience you’ve had related to mathematics.
Positions are available in education, administration, marketing, technology, communications, and more — visit jobs.momath.org for a complete list of MoMath’s exciting job and volunteer opportunities.
Become a MoMath member!
Become a member today and take advantage of exciting and engaging math programs for all ages. Join now to receive unlimited access to MoMath’s innovative exhibits, plus discounts for select programs and for products in Additions, the shop at MoMath. Members also 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 priority seating at monthly Math Encounters presentations, early notices to register for events, special invitations to exclusive MoMath member events, discounts on birthday parties, and more. Purchase your tax-deductible membership at members.momath.org.
High School Integrators Volunteer Program for the 2023-2024 school year (in person)
Each academic year, MoMath accepts a limited number of mathematically-talented high school students for ongoing volunteer roles in the Museum. The Integrators program offers a unique chance to improve interpersonal and communication skills, explore mathematical concepts, and learn valuable job skills. MoMath Integrators interact with visitors (on the Museum floor and online) and train with renown mathematicians, professional educators, interpreters, and managers. Students who participate during the school year must commit approximately one eight-hour day per week, typically a Saturday or Sunday, from September through June. Apply now for the 2023-2024 school year. Interviews will be conducted in August and candidates will be notified before the start of the school year. Learn more and apply at integrators.momath.org.
Volunteer at MoMath
MoMath welcomes volunteers who provide valuable support in a variety of individual ways across the Museum, in both public-facing and internal roles. Are you a high school or college student who loves math and would like to earn the President’s Volunteer Service Award by assisting during special events or helping Museum visitors enjoy MoMath’s interactive suite of exhibits? Are you an adult who can occasionally assist with MoMath events, demonstrations, birthday parties, and other activities at the Museum? Are you a professional — especially if you are an educator, administrator, videographer, or technologist — who would like to donate your expertise and time to MoMath? MoMath welcomes your support! Learn more and sign up at volunteers.momath.org.
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