MoMath, More Math Problems at Fosun Plaza for NYC Math Festival on July 13

07/09/2024
MoMath, More Math Problems at Fosun Plaza for NYC Math Festival on July 13

Looking to scratch the itch in your brain? Grab your graphing calculator and head to Fosun Plaza (28 Liberty St.) where the National Museum of Mathematics, adorably monikered MoMath (temporarily located at 335 Fifth Ave.), is hosting its eighth annual New York City Math Festival on Saturday July 13 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The free, numbers-forward event will feature hands-on exhibits, interactive games, large-scale group constructions and, everyone’s favorite, puzzles on the plaza. This year’s event will honor the 80th birthday of Erno Rubik, the creator of the Rubik’s Cube, with speedcubers solving the iconic puzzle in different iterations. Visitors can also experience six exhibits from MoMath’s “Math Midway” exhibition, including human-scale mazes, a race of mathematical and visual perception with “Play Truchet” and the “Twist-n-Roll” puzzles among other interactive exhibitions and events. 

Distinguished guest mathletes will also be leading demonstrations for the whole family, including the mathematical mimes Tim and Tanya Chartier; juggler and educator John Chase; Steve Langley, a multiple Guinness World Record–holding “Bubbleologist”; and a robot named Finch.

If you’re smart, you won’t miss out on this event. No registration is required and the festival will be held rain or shine.

photo: courtesy MoMath

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