MoMath at a Glance
Recent Groundbreaking Discoveries in Mathematics: the Hat and the Spectre
Learn about the exciting recent discoveries of the Hat (also known as the “einstein tile”) and its close relative, the Spectre. The Hat is the first-ever shape in mathematics to tile the plane endlessly without ever quite repeating the pattern. In tiling the plane, the Hat mixes unreflected and reflected tiles in every tiling it admits, leaving open the question of whether a single shape can tile aperiodically using translations and rotations alone. This question is answered with the exciting discovery of the Spectre, an aperiodic monotile that is “chiral,” meaning that reflected copies of the tile are not needed to form a tiling and no tiling with unreflected copies has a repeating pattern. Visit momath.org/spectre to learn more.
Upcoming Events at MoMath
|MoMath at a Glance|
|All times are in Eastern Time Zone (New York).|
|For parents and campers:|
|Sign up today for Transformations 2023, the MoMath summer camp (weekly sessions from June 26 to September 1)|
|Book a K–12 field trip, available online, on your campus, or at the Museum!|
|Book MM2GO (Math Midway to Go), MoMath’s traveling exhibition, and bring MoMath exhibits to your school.|
|Does your school receive Title I funding? Visit titleone.momath.org to apply for sponsored (free) field trips, MM2GO bookings, and other educational opportunities, available to Title I schools.|
|New art show!|
|Pi and Other Delights: the Mathematical Art of David Reimann
Now open in Composite, the gallery at MoMath (free with general admission or membership)
|Tue, Jun 6||4:00 pm||Loving Math — stories, games, and laughter in a hilariously fun children’s series (online)|
|Wed, Jun 7||2:00 pm||Senior Sessions: “Fun on the Square Grid” (online)|
|Wed, Jun 7||4:00 pm
|Free Math Encounters: “Of Tubes and Lips: Resonance and Superposition” featuring Dan Boye (in person)|
|Thu, Jun 8||6:30 pm||Volumes, the MoMath book club: Crocheting Adventures with Hyperbolic Planes (2nd Edition) with Daina Taimina (online)|
|Fri, Jun 9||4:15 pm||Math Discovery: “Crazy Dice” (Grades 5–8) (in person)|
|Fri, Jun 9||4:30 pm||Folding Fridays, MoMath’s origami series (online)|
|Sat, Jun 10||10:00 am
to 1:00 pm
|Free RSM Math Scavenger Hunt, presented by the Russian School of Math in partnership with MoMath, Math Kangaroo USA, and Avenue Church NYC (in person)|
|Sat, Jun 10||1:00 pm||A Rolling Square… Bridge?!, hosted by Matt Parker and featuring Stan Wagon, Thomas Randall-Page, and Alfred Jacquemot (online)|
|Sat, Jun 10||3:00 pm||Krazy Kahoot, MoMath’s family quiz show! (online)|
|Sat, Jun 10||4:00 pm||Math Discovery: “Shape Shifters” (Grades pre-k–2) (in person)|
|Sun, Jun 11||10:00 am
to 1:00 pm
|Free Free Play (complimentary general admission to MoMath!)
No advance registration required
|Sun, Jun 11||10:00 am||Excelsior robotics demo at MoMath (in person)|
|Sun, Jun 11||4:00 pm||Math Discovery: “Secrets of Telling Secrets” (Grades 3–6) (in person)|
|Tue, Jun 13||8:00 pm||Math: the Real Matrix, featuring Tim Chartier, MoMath’s 2022-2023 Distinguished Visiting Professor for the Public Dissemination of Mathematics (in person)|
|Wed, Jun 14||4:00 pm||Free Math Gym, a workout for your brain (online)|
|Wed, Jun 14||6:00 pm||Sums ‘n Stories with Tanya Chartier (in person)|
|Thu, Jun 15||2:00 pm||Senior Sessions: “Sensational Puzzles” (online)|
|Thu, Jun 15||3:00 pm
to 6:00 pm
|Free Free Play (complimentary general admission to MoMath!)
No advance registration required
|Thu, Jun 15||4:00 pm||Ask a Mathematician — Anything! with Tim Chartier (online)|
|Fri, Jun 16||4:15 pm||Math Discovery: “Möbius Madness” (Grades 3–6) (in person)|
|Fri, Jun 16||4:30 pm||Folding Fridays, MoMath’s origami series (online)|
|Fri, Jun 16||6:30 pm||Puppet Show, with a Q&A session about the math of puppeteering — featuring Tim Chartier (in person)|
|Sun, Jun 18||4:00 pm||Math Discovery: “Tessellation Station” (Grades k–2) (in person)|
|Mon, Jun 19||4:00 pm||Meet a Mathematician: Dr. Liz Bouzarth (online)|
|Mon, Jun 19||6:00 pm||Equilibrium — adult game night at MoMath (in person)|
|Tue, Jun 20||2:00 pm||Senior Sessions: “Exhibit Explorations: Math Square” (online)|
|Tue, Jun 20||6:30 pm||Starring Math: Jurassic Park with John Schlag (in person)|
|Fri, Jun 23||4:30 pm||Folding Fridays, MoMath’s origami series (online)|
|Fri, Jun 23||6:30 pm||Free Family Fridays: “Bewildering Symmetry… with Origami Collages!” with Paul Jackson (in person)|
|Sun, Jun 25||3:30 pm||Extensions online program for gifted math students in grades 6–12 (online)|
|Mon, Jun 26||9:00 am||Transformations, the MoMath summer camp, begins! (in person)|
|Mon, Jun 26||7:00 pm||QED: Pitfalls for Parents with guest Jesse McNulty; hosted by Tim Chartier (online)|
|Tue, Jun 27||6:30 pm||Linear Art featuring Tim Chartier (online)|
|Wed, Jun 28||2:00 pm||Senior Sessions: “Möbius Mischief” (online)|
|Wed, Jun 28||6:30 pm||The Buck Starts Here: “Global Dimensions” with Keith Devlin; hosted by Alex Kontorovich and Andy Davidson (online)|
|Thu, Jun 29||6:30 pm||Linear Art featuring Tim Chartier (online)|
|Fri, Jun 30||8:00 pm||Celebrate PRIDE at MoMath — and Frida! (must be 21+) (in person)*|
|Wed, Jul 5||6:30 pm||Volumes: Mathletics: How Gamblers, Managers, and Fans Use Mathematics in Sports (2nd Edition) with guest and author Wayne Winston (online)|
|Thu, Jul 6||4:00 pm||MathPlay, MoMath’s program for preschoolers (in person)|
|Thu, Jul 6||6:30 pm||Linear Art featuring Tim Chartier (online)|
|Fri, Jul 7||6:30 pm||Free Family Fridays: “Mime-matics!” with Tim and Tanya Chartier (in person)|
|Sun, Jul 9||3:00 pm||Math and Juggling featuring Tanya and Tim Chartier (in person)|
|Mon, Jul 10||4:00 pm||Ask a Mathematician — Anything! featuring Tim Chartier (online)|
|Mon, Jul 10||6:30 pm||The Buck Starts Here: “From Gambling to Annuities” with Donald Richards; hosted by Alex Kontorovich and Andy Davidson (online)|
|Tue, Jul 11||6:30 pm||Linear Art featuring Tim Chartier (online)|
|Wed, Jul 12||4:00 pm
|Free Math Encounters: “Catch! Exploring the art of juggling with math” featuring Greg Warrington (in person)|
|Thu, Jul 13||4:00 pm||Meet a Mathematician: Dr. Arthur Benjamin (online)|
|Thu, Jul 13||4:00 pm||MathPlay, MoMath’s program for preschoolers (in person)|
|Thu, Jul 13||6:00 pm||Sums ‘n Stories with Tanya Chartier (in person)|
|Sat, Jul 15||10:00 am
to 4:00 pm
|Free New York City Math Festival 2023 at Fosun Plaza, 28 Liberty St. (in person)|
|Sun, Jul 16||3:00 pm||Stretchy Math and Rope Magic with Tim and Tanya Chartier (in person)|
|Mon, Jul 17||7:00 pm||Exploring Continued Fractions Computationally with Tim Chartier and Wesley Hamilton of MathWorks (online)*|
|Tue, Jul 18||7:00 pm||Starring Math: The Numbers Game: How Data is Changing Football (Soccer) with Lisandro Isei of the Charlotte FC MLS team (online)|
|Wed, Jul 19||4:00 pm||Free Math Gym, a workout for your brain (online)|
|Thu, Jul 20||4:00 pm||MathPlay, MoMath’s program for preschoolers (in person)|
|Sun, Jul 23||3:00 pm||Anyone Can Mime with Tim and Tanya Chartier (in person)*|
|Sun, Jul 23||3:30 pm||Extensions online program for gifted math students in grades 6–12 (online)|
|Sun, Jul 23||6:00 pm||Coding for Kids featuring Alex Kontorovich (online)|
|Tue, Jul 25||6:30 pm||Using Game Theory to Save the Next Generation from ChatGPT featuring Po-Shen Loh (in person)*|
|Sun, Jul 30||3:00 pm||Living Room Entertaining Math with Tim and Tanya Chartier (in person)*|
|Mon, Jul 31||7:00 pm||QED: Pitfalls for Parents with guest Sharon Jones; hosted by Tim Chartier (online)*|
|Tue, Aug 1||6:30 pm||Volumes, the MoMath book club: The Mind Benders Card Deck with guest Scott Kim (online)*|
|Fri, Aug 4||6:30 pm||Free Family Fridays: “Magic Squares” with Shaula Fiorelli (in person)*|
|Sun, Aug 6||4:00 pm||Tween Primes: Secrets of Mental Math (online)*|
|Aug 6-8||MOVES 2023 Conference: “Threads Through Mathematics” (registration and proposals currently accepted)|
|Thu, Aug 10||7:00 pm||Starring Math: Lily Topples the World with guest Lily Hevesh and Jeremy Workman, director (online)*|
|Mon, Aug 14||7:00 pm||QED: Pitfalls for Parents with guest Grant Sanderson; hosted by Tim Chartier (online)*|
|Tue, Aug 15||4:00 pm||Meet a Mathematician (online)*|
|Thu, Aug 17||6:00 pm||Sums ‘n Stories with Tanya Chartier (in person)|
|Sun, Aug 20||3:30 pm||Extensions online program for gifted math students in grades 6–12 (online)|
|Wed, Aug 23||4:00 pm||Free Math Gym, a workout for your brain (online)|
|Wed, Sep 27||4:00 pm||Free Math Gym, a workout for your brain (online)|
|Wed, Oct 25||4:00 pm||Free Math Gym, a workout for your brain (online)|
|*Registration and details coming soon.|
|New temporary exhibition in Composite, the gallery at MoMath!
Pi and Other Delights: the Mathematical Art of David Reimann
|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!|
|Book your next group outing or field trip to MoMath today
Admission tickets to visit MoMath in person are on sale at visit.momath.org. Members receive free unlimited admission and free access to many recorded events. (Not a member? Join today!) Please note that MoMath is watching the health situation carefully and may limit access as needed. Visit momath.org for the most up-to-date information.
Birthday parties (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 town? 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! For more information, please email email@example.com.
Traces in Composite, the gallery at MoMath (in person)
Traces reveals the hidden patterns created as objects move through space: the pathways of birds in flight, the oars of a kayaker on a still lake, or even the drumsticks of a jazz percussionist. Sometimes periodic but always organized, the traces of these movements — revealed by the technologically savvy artists in this exhibit — are as intriguing as they are beautiful. Take in the stunning visuals, explore the underlying mathematics of the artwork, and manipulate interactive exhibits to create your own unique light traces. Traces features the work of Xavi Bou, Will Calhoun, and Stephen Orlando. Learn more at composite.momath.org.
MoMath comes to YOU! Visit MoMath without leaving your school campus (in person)
Students and educators, are you ready for a field trip but not able to leave campus just yet? Let MoMath come to you! MoMath’s fully vaccinated, classroom-experienced educators can bring MoMath’s unique blend of enriching math activities and/or hands-on MM2GO exhibits to your campus. Learn more and book your in-school MoMath workshop today at fieldtrips.momath.org. Free visits for Title I schools available — see above or visit titleone.momath.org!
MathPlay, MoMath’s program for preschoolers (in person)
Led by an experienced MoMath educator, MathPlay offers children the opportunity to play well-developed games that help broaden math skills, improve problem-solving techniques, fine-tune motor coordination, and enhance communication and social skills. Give your child every chance of success — recent studies have shown that early development of math skills can be a strong predictor of future school achievement. Learn more and register at mathplay.momath.org.
Derivatives, MoMath’s tour program (in person)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Derivatives Tour.”
Math tutoring (in person/online)
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Free and Discounted Opportunities
Math on the House mailing list — sign up to be notified when FREE 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.
Show Your Support for MoMath
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 for the Summer 2023 Integrators program is open! Apply today at volunteers.momath.org.
MoMath welcomes volunteers who provide valuable support in a variety of individual ways across the Museum, in both public-facing and internal roles.
- Do you love math and would you like to help others enjoy MoMath’s interactive suite of exhibits — and are you willing to devote two four-hour shifts each month? Apply to become a volunteer Integrator in the Museum!
- Can you occasionally assist with MoMath events, demonstrations, birthday parties, and other activities at the Museum?
- Are you a professional who would like to donate your expertise and time to MoMath? MoMath welcomes your support, especially if you are an educator, administrator, videographer, or technologist.
To apply, please send an email to email@example.com with a subject line that includes “Volunteer” and your name. Include a cover letter, current résumé, and a newly written statement that, in approximately 150 to 500 words, describes an experience that shaped your love of mathematics.
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Become a member today and take advantage of exciting and engaging math programs for all ages. Visit members.momath.org to become a member and 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 early notices, special invitations to exclusive MoMath member 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.