Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events at MoMath

Math Unfolded, an Exhibit of Mathematical Origami Art
Composite, the gallery at MoMath
Open through January 5, 2020

Start with a piece of flat paper, make a few folds, and suddenly you have a landscape of mountains and valleys, shadows and light.  Make more folds and you have an object that is deeply surprising in its transformation and artistic beauty.  Math Unfolded demonstrates how origami artists can persuade paper to embody the beauty of mathematics.  Come see the creations of more than 20 artists who use mathematical inventions and interpretations to create compelling works of art — including two origami dresses!  This exhibition is curated by Charlene Morrow and Wendy Zeichner of OrigamiUSA.  Learn more at composite.momath.org.

Expansions: An engaging program for gifted math students
Afternoons, beginning in September

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 session.

Expansions has just expanded!  MoMath has a new track for grades 9-12, 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 apply for the Icosahedron program.

MathPlay, MoMath’s program for toddlers and preschoolers
Choose Thursdays or Sundays, September 12 through December 15

MoMath is delighted to announce the Museum’s newest program for toddlers and preschoolers.  Led by an experienced preschool specialist, MathPlay 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 toddlers and 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 announces two new programs for the 2019-2020 school year:

Extensions: bring MoMath to your school!
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: guided exploration of MoMath for homeschool students
The great mathematician Karl Gauss once described his publications as “few, but ripe.”  In this spirit, 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.  Learn more and arrange a visit at summations.momath.org.

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Meet the Artist: Origami artist Benjamin Parker
Tuesday, October 15, 5:30 pm

Meet artist Benjamin Parker, who uses geometric origami to design tessellations and corrugations.  His works are studies in how paper can be shaped to create complex patterns capable of an infinite number of repetitions.  Ben’s work in the Math Unfolded exhibition incorporates “pleat patterns,” or origami forms that use overlaps in the paper to push certain parts outside the plane and into the third dimension.  Meet the Artist talks will continue through the end of the year; visit artist.momath.org to register and to see additional dates and artists.

Solution Set: How to Solve Mathematical Puzzles — a minicourse featuring Peter Winkler
Tuesday, October 15, 6:30 pm — prorated registration is available

When someone poses a puzzle, is your first instinct to run?  Many very intelligent people think they’re bad at puzzle-solving — and always will be.  And most of them are wrong.  Like many things in life, puzzle-solving is an acquired skill; a bit of experience and a few tips can go a long way.  Of course, there’s no set way to solve puzzles; if there were, they would be textbook exercises, not uniquely tricky conundrums.  Join Peter Winkler, MoMath’s 2019-2020 Distinguished Visiting Professor for the Public Dissemination of Mathematics, as he helps us discover that each puzzle has its own logic.  A world of fun and satisfaction awaits once you find your way in!  Learn more and register at solutions.momath.org.

Volumes, the MoMath book club: The Humans by Matt Haig
Wednesday, October 16, 6:30 pm

When an extraterrestrial visitor takes the form of a prominent mathematician at Cambridge University, he is eager to complete the gruesome task he’s been assigned and hurry home to his own utopian planet.  But in his disguise as a human, he drinks wine, reads poetry, develops an ear for rock music and a taste for peanut butter, and slowly, unexpectedly, forges personal bonds with the natives of this planet, finding hope and beauty in human imperfections.  Learn more and register at volumes.momath.org.

Probability and Intuition — a dinner course for executives
Thursday, October 17, 7:00 pm (other standalone sessions offered on November 7 and December 12)

99.99% of the decisions we make are made without the use of formal mathematics, yet math plays an important part in shaping our intuition.  Can we improve our intuition?  Can we identify and overcome the difficulties we humans have in dealing with probabilities?  Join Peter Winkler, MoMath’s 2019-2020 Distinguished Visiting Professor for the Public Dissemination of Mathematics, for a series of exclusive dinner events during which probability and decision theory will be explored in the context of puzzles — realistic or contrived — whose answers may surprise us.  The objective?  Have fun while discovering some new ways to deal with our uncertain world.  Attend individual dinners (each held at a local fine dining establishment) or sign up for all of them, but don’t delay — space is extremely limited for these exclusive events.  Learn more and register at intuition.momath.org.

Family Fridays at MoMath presented by Two Sigma: “Hidden Boxes: An origami workshop featuring Chinese folk art” with Paula Beardell Krieg
Friday, October 18, 6:30 pm

Discover an ingenious way of cutting and folding paper to create compact containers that fold flat.  Originally used to create a simple yet elegant way to store embroidery supplies, this traditional Chinese technique transforms utilitarian boxes into folded art.  A simple cover expands to reveal a set of three stacked compartments, highlighting the delightful interplay between utility and design.  Join artist and educator Paula Beardell Krieg as she brings this ancient craft to life, allowing everyone to construct and take home their very own Hidden Boxes.  Thanks to the generous support of Two Sigma, this program is free to attendees.  Learn more and register at familyfridays.momath.org.

Folding Fun at MoMath with OrigamiUSA
Sunday, October 20, 12:00 pm

An origami expert from OrigamiUSA will be on hand at MoMath to teach simple origami models to learners of all ages.  Explore the wonders of paper folding and challenge yourself to master a few models — there’s math in every fold!  Free with Museum admission; no pre-registration required.

Symmetry Soirée: The 2019 MoMath Gala
Tuesday, October 22, 6:00 pm

Don’t miss math’s most fashionable event of the season!  Join us at Guastavino’s for an unforgettable evening featuring financial whiz and musical entertainer Peter Muller, jazz saxophonist Marcus Miller, and, new this year, composer Paul Miller, aka DJ Spooky!  Learn more and register at gala.momath.org.

Meet the Artist: Origami artist Uyen Nguyen
Wednesday, October 23, 6:30 pm

What do fashion and mathematics have in common?  Engineer-turned-artist Uyen Nguyen shares her experience using math to design origami, and in turn, using origami to design fashion.  Her time spent researching origami mechanics at Cornell University’s Laboratory of Atomic and Solid State Physics inspired a collaboration that culminated on the runway of Vancouver Fashion Week.  Since then, Nguyen has continued to develop her design aesthetic, exploring mathematical concepts like the Fibonacci sequence, various symmetries, and flat-foldability.  Meet the Artist talks will continue through the end of the year; visit artist.momath.org to register and to see additional dates and artists.

Solution Set: How to Solve Mathematical Puzzles — a six-session minicourse
Tuesday, October 29, 6:30 pm – prorated registration is available

When someone poses a puzzle, is your first instinct to run?  Many very intelligent people think they’re bad at puzzle-solving — and always will be.  And most of them are wrong.  Like many things in life, puzzle-solving is an acquired skill; a bit of experience and a few tips can go a long way.  Of course, there’s no set way to solve puzzles; if there were, they would be textbook exercises, not uniquely tricky conundrums.  Join Peter Winkler, MoMath’s 2019-2020 Distinguished Visiting Professor for the Public Dissemination of Mathematics, as he helps us discover that each puzzle has its own logic.  A world of fun and satisfaction awaits once you find your way in!  Learn more and register at solutions.momath.org.

Counting Connections
Wednesday, October 30, 6:30 pm

Here’s an innocent and well-known question: What is the maximum number of pieces of pizza you can get with n straight cuts?  Join visiting mathematician Paul Zeitz in an investigation that starts with this question and then dives even deeper.  Ultimately, an imaginative reinterpretation of geometric counting leads to a truly mean-spirited multiple-choice question that may just be one of the 20th century’s meanest math questions ever.  Learn more and register at counting.momath.org.

Professional Development at MoMath: “Chasing Rabbits: Building a Lifetime of Curiosity for, and Fascination with, Mathematics through Adventures in Arithmetic”
Tuesday, November 5, 9:30 am to 3:00 pm

In this full-day workshop, Sunil Singh and Dr. Chris Brownell, authors of Math Recess: Playful Learning in an Age of Disruption, will take participants on a wild journey of problem-solving and mathematical thinking that includes games, puzzles, and conundrums from the last 100 years — all rooted in dabbling and tinkering with numbers.  This workshop is geared for all K to 12 math educators who would like to strengthen their understanding of and interest in mathematics.  Learn more and register at pd.momath.org.

Solution Set: How to Solve Mathematical Puzzles — a minicourse featuring Peter Winkler
Tuesday, Nov 5, 6:30 pm — prorated registration is available

When someone poses a puzzle, is your first instinct to run?  Many very intelligent people think they’re bad at puzzle-solving — and always will be.  And most of them are wrong.  Like many things in life, puzzle-solving is an acquired skill; a bit of experience and a few tips can go a long way.  Of course, there’s no set way to solve puzzles; if there were, they would be textbook exercises, not uniquely tricky conundrums.  Join Peter Winkler, MoMath’s 2019-2020 Distinguished Visiting Professor for the Public Dissemination of Mathematics, as he helps us discover that each puzzle has its own logic.  A world of fun and satisfaction awaits once you find your way in!  Learn more and register at solutions.momath.org.

Math Encounters: “Tales of Impossibility: The Problems of Antiquity” with David Richeson
Wednesday, November 6, 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm

“Nothing is impossible!”  While it is comforting to believe this greeting card sentiment — it’s the American dream, after all — there are impossible things.  Ancient Greek geometers and future generations of mathematicians tried and failed to square circles, trisect angles, double cubes, and construct regular polygons using only a compass and straightedge.  Join David Richeson, Professor of Mathematics at Dickinson College and Editor of Math Horizons, to try your hand at some of these unusual geometric construction techniques.  But get ready to fail — after two thousand years, all four of these “problems of antiquity” have been proved to be mathematically impossible!  Learn more and register at mathencounters.org.

The Mathematics of Wordplay
Thursday, November 7, 6:00 pm

Millions of word lovers and puzzle enthusiasts solve crosswords every day, in print and online.  Certainly it helps to have a big vocabulary when solving the daily crossword, but did you know how much math underlies the process of constructing a crossword?  Join puzzle constructor Nathan Curtis in exploring topics from information theory, geometry, and graph theory that explain how a crossword can come to be.  This event is brought to you with the generous support of Saul and Sandra Rosenthal.  Learn more and register at wordplay.momath.org.

Probability and Intuition — a dinner course for executives
Thursday, November 7, 7:00 pm (another standalone session offered on December 12)

99.99% of the decisions we make are made without the use of formal mathematics, yet math plays an important part in shaping our intuition.  Can we improve our intuition?  Can we identify and overcome the difficulties we humans have in dealing with probabilities?  Join Peter Winkler, MoMath’s 2019-2020 Distinguished Visiting Professor for the Public Dissemination of Mathematics, for a series of exclusive dinner events during which probability and decision theory will be explored in the context of puzzles — realistic or contrived — whose answers may surprise us.  The objective?  Have fun while discovering some new ways to deal with our uncertain world.  Attend individual dinners (each held at a local fine dining establishment) or sign up for all of them, but don’t delay — space is extremely limited for these exclusive events.  Learn more and register at intuition.momath.org.

Meet the Artist: Origami artist Matt Shlian
Friday, November 8, 5:15 pm

Get up close and personal with paper engineer and artist Matt Shlian, who uses engineering skills to create kinetic sculptures.  Matt’s work is a hybrid between art and science; his paper folding helps top scientists visualize cellular division and solar cell development.  While researchers see paper engineering as a metaphor for scientific principles, Shlian sees their inquiry as a basis for artistic inspiration.  Join Matt for a discussion of his work, including the opportunity to handle samples of his artistic creations.  Meet the Artist talks will continue through the end of the year; visit artist.momath.org to register and to see additional dates and artists.

Family Fridays at MoMath presented by Two Sigma: “Kinetic Creations: A collaborative paper-folding adventure” with Matt Shlian
Friday, November 8, 6:30 pm

Join paper engineer and artist Matt Shlian for an evening of folding fun.  Matt, whose popular appearance on Sesame Street demonstrated the fun of creative paper construction, uses his engineering skills to create kinetic sculptures.  His work has also led to collaborations with top researchers in which paper folding is used to help visualize various scientific phenomena.  Thanks to the generous support of Two Sigma, this program is free to attendees.  Register at familyfridays.momath.org.

Math Gym, a workout for your brain
Tuesday, November 12, 3:30 pm

Students, spend an hour at MoMath 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 at workout.momath.org.

Opt Art, a book discussion with mathematician and author Robert Bosch
Tuesday, November 12, 6:30 pm

How does a powerful modeling tool for discovering the best solution to a problem also provide a surprisingly rich medium for creating breathtaking works of art?  Join Robert Bosch in a discussion of his new book, which takes readers on an entertaining tour of linear optimization and how it can be used, including to design compelling visual art.  Bosch, a professor of mathematics at Oberlin College and an award-winning writer and artist, shares how he combines mathematics and computing to create beauty and express emotion through works of art including mosaics, line drawings, and even sculpture.  Learn more and register at optart.momath.org.

Meet the Artist: Origami artist Duks Koschitz
Wednesday, November 13, 6:30 pm

How are art, design, and mathematics interconnected with paper folding?  Architect Duks Koschitz answers this question as he discusses his work — along with the work of groundbreaking computer scientist David Huffman — on curved-crease paper folding.  Join Duks as he takes us from the historical beginnings of this field in the 1970s all the way to his own contemporary work in design and architecture today.  Meet the Artist talks will continue through the end of the year; visit artist.momath.org to register and to see additional dates and artists.

Exhibit Tangents
Friday, November 15, 6:30 pm

Join visiting mathematician Paul Zeitz on a deep dive into your favorite MoMath exhibits.  You already know the exhibits are fun, but now you can peek under the hood to see the real mathematics lurking inside.  Not only will you enjoy a newfound perspective, but you’ll leave with some thought-provoking challenges you can continue to ponder even after you’ve left the Museum.  No questions are off the table!  Learn more and register at tangents.momath.org.

Folding Fun at MoMath with OrigamiUSA
Saturday, November 16, 11:00 am

An origami expert from OrigamiUSA will be on hand at MoMath to teach simple origami models to learners of all ages.  Explore the wonders of paper folding and challenge yourself to master a few models — there’s math in every fold!  Free with Museum admission; no pre-registration required.

Butterfly Bombs
Sunday, November 17, 6:30 pm

Origami is the ancient art of paper folding — usually used to portray figures or objects in a very static way.  However, with modular origami (origami models constructed with many of the same units), geometric forms can be created that are anything but stable.  These objects impart their own beauty not only in form, but also in their design and symmetry.  Join Dave Masunaga, mathematics teacher and origami modeler, as he shares a particularly fascinating form, the Butterfly Bomb, developed decades ago by Kenneth Kawamura.  Discover how Kawamura’s remarkably simple module can be used not just in amazing origami construction, but also in exciting origami destruction.  Learn more and register at butterfly.momath.org.

Codes and Communication for Humans — a three-session minicourse
Monday, November 18, 6:30 pm (other standalone sessions offered on November 25 and December 2)

The cyber world is filled with complex coding and decoding – but that’s for machines.  Join Paul Zeitz to explore how we humans, with our tiny brains, can communicate efficiently, truthfully, and stealthily.  How much can be conveyed with a single bit of information?  It turns out, quite a bit!  Learn more and register at codes.momath.org.

“What Can Puzzles Do for Us?” 
Installation of Peter Winkler as MoMath’s 2019-2020 Distinguished Visiting Professor for the Public Dissemination of Mathematics
Tuesday, November 19, 8:00 pm

Mathematical puzzles can challenge, entertain, befuddle, intrigue, and inspire.  They can help us think outside the box and keep our minds sharp.  But a great puzzle can also open our eyes to a gem of mathematics or a flaw in our intuition.  Join us to learn about some great puzzles as we officially welcome Dr. Peter Winkler as MoMath’s 2019-2020 Distinguished Visiting Professor for the Public Dissemination of Mathematics.  Learn more and register at puzzles.momath.org.

Meet the Artist: Origami artist Faye Goldman
Thursday, November 21, 6:30 pm

From Icosahedra to Eggs: Meet origami artist Faye Goldman as she shares her voyage of discovery.  Starting with “Snapology,” a paper-folding technique that uses strips of paper, she launched into the creation of amazing and beautiful geometric designs, using ribbon to create polyhedra, “eggs,” and a series of donut shapes known as tori.  Meet the Artist talks will continue through the end of the year; visit artist.momath.org to register and to see additional dates and artists.

Equilibrium, an adult evening of mathematical games
Friday, November 22, 5:30 pm

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.  Bring a snack, play some games, and connect with new and interesting people, all while enjoying the unique evening atmosphere at the nation’s only Museum of Math.  Learn more and register at equilibrium.momath.org.

Folding Fun at MoMath with OrigamiUSA
Sunday, November 24, 10:30 am

An origami expert from OrigamiUSA will be on hand at MoMath to teach simple origami models to learners of all ages.  Explore the wonders of paper folding and challenge yourself to master a few models — there’s math in every fold!  Free with Museum admission; no pre-registration required.

Tween Primes, the MoMath book club for tweens and teens: Professor Stewart’s Cabinet of Mathematical Curiosities by Ian Stewart
Sunday, November 24, 5:30 pm

Imagine a cabinet filled with intriguing mathematical games, puzzles, stories, and factoids intended for the adventurous mind.  Inside, you will find hidden gems of logic, geometry, and probability – like how to extract a cherry from a glass (harder than you think), a pop-up dodecahedron, and the real reason why you can’t divide anything by zero.  You never know what enigmas you’ll find in this cabinet imagined by author Ian Stewart, but they’re sure to be clever, mind-expanding, and delightfully fun.  Learn more and register at tweenprimes.momath.org.

Unlimited, MoMath’s mix-n-mingle program for students in middle and high school
Sunday, November 24, 6:30 pm

Don’t miss the next installment of Unlimited, MoMath’s mix-n-mingle evening for students in late middle school through high school.  If you’re excited by the idea of a fun-filled, math-focused night where you can hang out with old and new friends, enjoy some snacks, and move to some great tunes, then you won’t want to miss this exciting program.  Learn more and register at unlimited.momath.org.

Codes and Communication for Humans — a three-session minicourse
Monday, November 25, 6:30 pm (another standalone session offered on December 2)

The cyber world is filled with complex coding and decoding – but that’s for machines.  Join Paul Zeitz to explore how we humans, with our tiny brains, can communicate efficiently, truthfully, and stealthily.  How much can be conveyed with a single bit of information?  It turns out, quite a bit!  Learn more and register at codes.momath.org.

Codes and Communication for Humans — a three-session minicourse
Monday, December 2, 6:30 pm  

The cyber world is filled with complex coding and decoding – but that’s for machines.  Join Paul Zeitz to explore how we humans, with our tiny brains, can communicate efficiently, truthfully, and stealthily.  How much can be conveyed with a single bit of information?  It turns out, quite a bit!  Learn more and register at codes.momath.org.

Math Encounters: “Double Vision: Explorations of Alternative Math from History” with Glen Van Brummelen
Wednesday, December 4, 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm

Is there only one path to mathematics, or can we find different ways to explore the world around us?  Throughout history, in different times and in different cultures, human creativity has found countless ways to investigate the same realities.  Join Glen Van Brummelen, Professor of Mathematics, Quest University, as we delve into several ancient ways of thinking in geometry, all but forgotten today.  Ancient Chinese and Greek sages will help us realize that we really can change the way that we see!  Learn more and register at mathencounters.org.

Wonder-ful Math
Thursday, December 5, 6:00 pm

Rekindle your childhood wonder with acclaimed children’s book author, David Schwartz, author of How Much Is a Million? and If You Hopped Like a Frog.  With a wealth of visuals, David will lead us on an exciting journey that combines math, science, writing, and books.  Children are thrilled by his unique approach that makes math more relevant and fun than any of them ever thought possible.  Explore the connections between math and literature as David stresses the joy and the power of wondering and describes how his books derive from the mathematical curiosities of his childhood.  The author of over 50 published books, David has spoken at more than one thousand schools all over the USA and the world — don’t miss his first-ever visit to MoMath.  Learn more and register at wonderful.momath.org.

Folding Fun at MoMath with OrigamiUSA
Saturday, December 7, 11:00 am

An origami expert from OrigamiUSA will be on hand at MoMath to teach simple origami models to learners of all ages.  Explore the wonders of paper folding and challenge yourself to master a few models — there’s math in every fold!  Free with Museum admission; no pre-registration required.

Meet the Artist: Origami workshop led by Uyen Nguyen
Tuesday, December 10, 6:30 pm

Engineer-turned-artist Uyen Nguyen, who uses origami to explore mathematical concepts like the Fibonacci sequence, various symmetries, and flat-foldability, returns to MoMath to lead a hands-on folding workshop.  Make your own multistable paper column, reminiscent of the artist’s amazing origami purse, plus enjoy a mini-fashion show featuring Nguyen’s creative designs.  Learn more and register at foldingfashion.momath.org.

Exhibit Tangents
Wednesday, December 11, 6:30 pm

Join visiting mathematician Paul Zeitz on a deep dive into your favorite MoMath exhibits.  You already know the exhibits are fun, but now you can peek under the hood to see the real mathematics lurking inside.  Not only will you enjoy a newfound perspective, but you’ll leave with some thought-provoking challenges you can continue to ponder even after you’ve left the Museum.  No questions are off the table!  Learn more and register at tangents.momath.org.

Math Gym, a workout for your brain
Thursday, December 12, 3:30 pm

Students, spend an hour at MoMath 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 at workout.momath.org.

Probability and Intuition — a dinner course for executives
Thursday, December 12, 7:00 pm  

99.99% of the decisions we make are made without the use of formal mathematics, yet math plays an important part in shaping our intuition.  Can we improve our intuition?  Can we identify and overcome the difficulties we humans have in dealing with probabilities?  Join Peter Winkler, MoMath’s 2019-2020 Distinguished Visiting Professor for the Public Dissemination of Mathematics, for a series of exclusive dinner events during which probability and decision theory will be explored in the context of puzzles — realistic or contrived — whose answers may surprise us.  The objective?  Have fun while discovering some new ways to deal with our uncertain world.  Attend individual dinners (each held at a local fine dining establishment) or sign up for all of them, but don’t delay — space is extremely limited for these exclusive events.  Learn more and register at intuition.momath.org.

Family Fridays at MoMath presented by Two Sigma: “Math in Transit” with Po-Shen Loh
Friday, December 13, 6:30 pm

In New York, getting from Point A to Point B is much more complicated than jumping into a car and driving down the highway.  Efficient travel is an art, with options including taxis, buses, subways, and trains, all interacting with both planned construction and unplanned delays.  Join Po-Shen Loh, social entrepreneur, founder of multiple math learning platforms, Carnegie Mellon University math professor, and national coach of the USA International Mathematical Olympiad team, to think about the familiar world of transit creatively through a mathematical lens — and perhaps even make some new observations about everyday life.  Learn more and register at familyfridays.momath.org.

Cocktail Math
Thursday, December 19, 8:00 pm

Math cocktail parties are like any other cocktail party: you need to have good openers and know the stories behind them.  Join Paul Zeitz and the MoMath team for a math-themed cocktail party that includes a fun romp through math history.  Who was the first person to buy supercomputer time?  Are we worshiping the wrong Newton?  Was Gauss a feminist?  Learn these stories and many more — plus beta-test some soon-to-be popular math party games, including Arxiv Bingo and Think-and-Drink.  21+ only.  Learn more and register at cocktail.momath.org.

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Integrators: The MoMath High School Volunteer Program
MoMath accepts a limited number of high school students for ongoing volunteer roles.  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 and train with professional educators, interpreters, and managers.  School-year volunteers commit one day each weekend.  Apply now for spring 2020 positions.  Applications will be accepted through the end of December 2019.  Learn more and apply at volunteers.momath.org.

Substitutions: MoMath’s substitute educator program
If you enjoy the flexibility and pace of per-diem classroom education, consider applying to MoMath’s new 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.

Events, birthday parties, and more
Looking to host a one-of-a-kind event where your guests can interact with over 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 over a dozen great programs for school groups visiting the Museum.  From graph coloring to Möbius bands, bring your students to MoMath for a view into the exciting world of mathematics and see why kids of all ages love visiting the Museum.  Register at fieldtrips.momath.org.

Free trips for Title I schools
Thanks to the support of organizations including Con Edison, Two Sigma, and The Scripps Family Fund for Education and the Arts, as well as New York City Council Member Mark Levine, 7th District, and some generous MoMath friends, support for Title I schools is now available.  To apply for a free trip in the 2019-2020 school year, visit titleone.momath.org.  Interested in sponsoring a field trip?  Email donation@momath.org.

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Beautiful Math
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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!