Venn Pirouettes, the Art of Michael Schultheis
Composite, the gallery at MoMath
Preview event Thursday, January 23
Opens to the public Saturday, January 25
Michael Schultheis paints and sculpts using math equations as models for stories about human relationships: limaçon curves that have interior and exterior loops are used to represent a person’s interior and exterior, while Venn diagrams demonstrate the way in which humans overlap in their relationships with one another. His work explores the many intersections between mathematics and art. Learn more at venn.momath.org.
Expansions: An engaging program for gifted math students
Afternoons – fall 2019 semester runs through the end of January; spring 2020 semester runs February – May
Reinvent math class with Expansions, MoMath’s afternoon gifted program. Featuring programs for mathematically gifted students currently enrolled in 1st through 12th grade, Expansions hands-on lessons are designed and delivered by MoMath’s educational team to challenge and inspire students and to broaden their mathematical horizons. With topics ranging from fractals to cellular automata, these afternoon sessions provide an opportunity for participants to learn advanced and fascinating topics not included in the standard K-12 curriculum. Plus, your child can benefit from enjoying math together with small groups of talented and focused young scholars. Expansions offers sessions at several levels; admission is by application only. To learn more, visit expansions.momath.org. MoMath is currently accepting applications for limited spots in the fall 2019 semester and the spring 2020 semester.
Expansions has expanded to include grades 9-12, with sessions taught by International Math Olympiad participant and trainer Paul Zeitz. Paul is the co-founder and Board Chairman of Proof School, co-founder of the San Francisco Math Circle, co-founder of the Bay Area Math Olympiad, and author of The Art and Craft of Problem Solving. Click here to learn more and to apply for the Icosahedron program.
MathPlay, MoMath’s program for preschoolers
January through March
4- and 5-year-olds: Tuesdays or Thursdays
Led by an experienced preschool specialist, the Museum’s newest program for preschoolers offers children the opportunity to play well-developed games that help broaden math skills, improve problem-solving skills, fine-tune motor coordination, and enhance communication and social skills. Recent studies have shown that a child’s math skills upon entering kindergarten can be a strong predictor of future academic performance in both math and reading throughout the elementary grades. MathPlay will engage your preschoolers in playful activities to help them develop a strong foundation in math, enriching their day with mathematical inspiration. Free Museum admission is included with registration; a caregiver must be present during each 30-minute session. Learn more and register at mathplay.momath.org.
- MoMath is delighted to offer free 30-minute trial sessions for MathPlay on Tuesday, February 4: 9:30 am for 3-year-olds, and 3:15 pm for 4- and 5-year-olds. Learn more and register at mathplay.momath.org.
Explorations in Geometry, an enrichment program for gifted 3rd through 6th graders
Sundays at 2:45 pm, March 1 through April 5
Does your child have a keen interest in geometric exploration? Gifted and motivated students in 3rd through 6th grade are invited to participate in an exclusive, hands-on exploration of geometric ideas with visiting mathematician Paul Zeitz. Explore three-dimensional geometry with Zometools and two-dimensional geometry through classic compass-and-straightedge constructions. This will be a fun and challenging experience, aimed specifically at bright students who are not being challenged in their everyday school experience. Space is extremely limited; apply soon! Learn more and apply at geometry.momath.org.
Extensions: bring MoMath to your school!
School days throughout the 2019-2020 academic year
MoMath’s Extensions is an hour-long program, presented in a math class or in a school auditorium, that exposes students to new ways of thinking about mathematics. Students will discover that math is both an art and an exploratory science by engaging with puzzles, games, investigations, and physical activities. Extensions is offered to middle schools and high schools during the 2019-2020 school year. Learn more and request a presentation at extensions.momath.org.
Summations, MoMath’s homeschool program, now offers guided Museum exploration.
Join mathematician Paul Zeitz for a focused tour of the Museum, where the goal is to use selected exhibits to really learn about the mathematics behind them. Yes, there will be homework! Weekday afternoon tours can be fit to audiences starting at the middle-school level. Classroom educator sessions are also available. Learn more and arrange a visit at summations.momath.org.
NEW in 2020: Special combination field trip tickets for MoMath and SPYSCAPE
This spring, MoMath is partnering with SPYSCAPE, the museum of spycraft, to bring your class a limited-time opportunity to visit both museums for a discounted rate. Excite your students with the intrigue of cryptography at MoMath, then learn about some real-life stories while solving logic puzzles and other challenges at SPYSCAPE. Plus, receive FREE access to the special James Bond exhibition at SPYSCAPE when you purchase combo tickets. For more information, visit spyscape.momath.org.