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Witches of Agnesi event
Event Video: "Witches of Agnesi" Play Performance and Panel
You can now view the January 27, 2021 NMF Live Performance Series event featuring a pre-recorded performance of the play Witches of Agnesi followed by a panel of four women mathematicians, including playwright Dr. Susan Gerofsky. Check it out below, along with free resources shared by our panelists! Witches of Agnesi Play Performance and Panel (2021 National Math Festival) from...
By National Math Festival | January 28, 2021
Math Rap Double Feature
Event Video: Math Rap Double Feature
Did you miss our January 12, 2021 NMF Live Performance Series event featuring math rap concerts by the Music Notes and Professor Lyrical? You can now view the video recording of this family-friendly event! Math Rap Double Feature (2021 National Math Festival) from MSRI / National Math Festival. Math Concert with the Music Notes (Starting at 01:41) Math + Rap = Fun for...
By National Math Festival | January 14, 2021
Making Math Visible: Hands-On Workshop Resources
Find More Math Inspiration from Our Partners & Friends
Looking for something new? Following our recent list of relaxing, joyful math resources for all ages, we invite you to explore these collections of math resources made by many partners and friends of the National Math Festival. From Our Friends Partners DREME Family Math If you fold laundry, read children’s books, or follow recipes, math is part of your daily life,...
By National Math Festival | June 09, 2020
Virtual Pattern Blocks
Relax with Joyful Math for All Ages
As the school year draws to a close, we invite you to escape into some of our favorite math activities for all ages, inspired by our More Math! Resources collection and tips from our partner organizations! Indulge your creative side Play with virtual pattern blocks Pattern blocks are a math manipulative toy consisting of a set of six shapes. As children play with them, they...
By National Math Festival | May 20, 2020
Zometool Chief Information Officer, Carols Neumann, with Zometool Sculptures
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 models from simple to profound. NASA has used Zometool for AIDS virus research in space and for a space...
By National Math Festival | July 09, 2019
Collage with logo for the "We Are Mathematics" Video Competition along with this year's entries
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 it means to do advanced mathematics or conduct research in the mathematical sciences, these videos give fun and accessible...
By National Math Festival | June 24, 2019
Blog - We The People
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 the Briefing is to call attention to the very large number of young people who lose the thread in their mathematical development early in...
By National Math Festival | June 24, 2019
DC Math Circle Mathematical Game - Triumph
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! We are excited to announce the creation of a new mathematical game at this year’s National Math Festival! The DC Math Circle featured some well-known...
By National Math Festival | June 12, 2019
2019 festival attendees holding event passports
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 (PDF): The Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) invites you to play the game of Chomp, where a wrong move may lead you to...
By National Math Festival | May 29, 2019
Thumbnail of Math/Creativity video
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 the unity of math and the arts. Explore the videos below! BARKIN/SELISSEN Project – Math/Creativity Series:...
By National Math Festival | May 04, 2019