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The Museum of Mathematics

on December 24, 2012

Last week, my family and I went to a new math museum in Manhattan called The Museum of Mathematics (also known as MoMath). To my delight, when I got there, I found it was full of interactive activities that involved math yet also involved creativity.

My cousin inside one of the exhibits.

My cousin inside one of the exhibits.

This museum is perfect for people of all ages; everyone in my family loved it, from my seven-year-old sister to my 28-year-old cousin (who, as an engineer, loves math).

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The image I “painted” on the digital whiteboard.

Among my favorite activities at this museum was a digital whiteboard on which you “painted” different colors and patterns, which were then displayed on the whiteboard as if seen through a kaleidoscope.

There was also an area that was full of different puzzles, such as Rubik’s cubes, the game Rush Hour, the Fifteen Puzzle (my all-time favorite puzzle), and tangrams.

Creative challenge:

Overall, this museum was a perfect combination of math, creativity, and fun, and I encourage everyone to visit it – this is part one of my creative challenge.

The second part of today’s creative challenge is to play puzzles. These can either be traditional jigsaw puzzles or puzzles like those that are featured at MoMath. There are versions of these puzzles online or you can buy them here, as well as in various store.

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If you could design a creative and fun museum based on your interests and hobbies, what would it be like? What kinds of activities would it include? Comment below to discuss.

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6 responses to “The Museum of Mathematics

  1. Mina says:

    I’ll definitely check it out, Zoe!

  2. Melissa says:

    Amazing that there is an entire museum dedicated to math! Thanks for posting!

  3. Tom Elias says:

    I would so totally nerd out in there… that’s going in my ‘to visit’ list.

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