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The Techie Toy behind the Math Bubbles at Science Centers: What Is Zometool?

2019 National Math Festival participants at dozens of science museums around the county experienced the fun of geometric bubble blowing using kits created by Zometool. What is Zometool? Zometool is a construction set that allow players to build beautiful and fascinating… Learn more →

By National Math Festival | July 9, 2019

Washington, DC Event: Public Briefing on Math Literacy, July 18, 2019

Washington, DC: The National Alliance WE THE PEOPLE – MATH LITERACY FOR ALL is planning a Public Briefing on “Mathematics Literacy in the Age of the Knowledge Economy” on Capitol Hill on Thursday morning, July 18, 2019. The purpose of… Learn more →

By National Math Festival | June 24, 2019

Explore the NSF “We Are Mathematics” Video Competition Winners

To celebrate the 2019 National Math Festival, the National Science Foundation (NSF) invited NSF research grant recipients from around the U.S. to submit short videos to bring mathematics to life for Festival attendees. For those who may be curious about what… Learn more →

By National Math Festival | June 24, 2019

New Math Game Invented at the 2019 National Math Festival

 2019 Festival presenter Dr. Jacob M. Ward of American University and the DC Math Circle shared the following guest post with us about a new math game that was created at the 2019 Festival. Try it at home this summer!… Learn more →

By National Math Festival | June 12, 2019

Download Free Math Resources from the 2019 Festival!

Looking for math activities to try at home this summer? Many of the participating organizations at the 2019 Festival’s Make or Take Spiral have shared free resources which you can enjoy from anywhere in the world. The Game of Chomp… Learn more →

By National Math Festival | May 29, 2019

2019 Festival: Math/Creativity Video Series

The 2019 National Math Festival is proud to present the Math/Creativity Video Series. A collection of short form, behind the scenes clips produced by many of the 2019 Festival’s presenters, Math/Creativity aims to inspire and spark mathematical joy while celebrating… Learn more →

By National Math Festival | May 4, 2019

2019 Festival: Creating and Rehearsing “Dance of the Diagram”

  BARKIN/SELISSEN PROJECT presents Dance of the Diagram at the National Math Festival on Saturday, May 4, 2019 at 2:00 pm. Seats are first-come, first-served. You can register for this free performance on Eventbrite to let us know you are… Learn more →

By National Math Festival | April 20, 2019

2019 Festival: How a Dance Gets Built

BARKIN/SELISSEN PROJECT presents Dance of the Diagram at the National Math Festival on Saturday, May 4, 2019 at 2:00 pm. Seats are first-come, first-served. You can register for this free performance on Eventbrite to let us know you are coming,… Learn more →

By National Math Festival | April 20, 2019

2019 Festival: Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival

The Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival returns to the National Math Festival on Saturday, May 4, 2019. Learn more about the activity presenters in this celebration of mathematics for ages 8 through adult! Explore Geometric Origami with Mary Chrestenson-Becker Students will… Learn more →

By National Math Festival | April 18, 2019

More Math! Resources: Final Target game by ThinkFun

Calling all 5th and 6th grade math teachers! Are you ready to put your students’ math skills to the test? Check out this great new math game developed by 2019 Festival presenter ThinkFun! The game, Final Target, is perfect for… Learn more →

By National Math Festival | April 8, 2019