Lots of excitement at the Museum Of Mathematics

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Mathematics are known to illuminate the patterns and structures all around us. In turn, New York City’s Museum Of Mathematics’ exhibits, gallery, and programs ought to stimulate inquiry, spark curiosity, and reveal the wonders of mathematics.

Located at 11 East 26th Street in Manhattan, here are some of the things to check out at MoMath this month:

Volumes, the MoMath book club: A Doubter’s Almanac by Ethan Canin
Thursday, Jan. 19, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Milo Andret is born with an unusual mind. A lonely child growing up in the woods of northern Michigan in the 1950s, he gives little thought to his own talent. But with his acceptance at U.C. Berkeley he realizes the extent, and the risks, of his singular gifts. California in the ’70s is a seduction, opening Milo’s eyes to the allure of both ambition and indulgence. The research he begins there will make him a legend; the woman he meets there—and the rival he meets alongside her—will haunt him for the rest of his life, for Milo’s brilliance is entwined with a dark need that soon grows to threaten his work, his family, even his existence.

Attendance is $5. Refreshments will be served.

Tween Primes, the MoMath book club for tweens and teens: The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster
Friday, Jan. 20, 4:30 PM

MoMath brings its popular Volumes book club back once again for its younger audience. For Milo, everything’s a bore. When a tollbooth mysteriously appears in his room, he drives through only because he’s got nothing better to do. But on the other side, things seem different. Milo visits the Island of Conclusions (you get there by jumping), learns about time from a ticking watchdog named Tock, and even embarks on a quest to rescue Rhyme and Reason! Somewhere along the way, Milo realizes something astonishing. Life is far from dull. In fact, it’s exciting beyond his wildest dreams…

Attendance is $15. Pizza and ice-cream will be served.

2017 MoMath SET Tournament
Saturday, Jan. 21, 6:30 PM

Challenge yourself and others to an exciting night of SET, an addictive card game for players of all ages and abilities! Sign up for the expert track to vie for the title of 2017 MoMath SET champion, or register to play in the casual track for a spirited night of SET games. Everyone will have fun at MoMath playing this high-speed card game that is simple to learn, but has many mathematical dimensions.

Unlimited, MoMath’s new mix-n-mingle program just for middle school students, featuring a live-action human SET game!
Sunday, Jan. 22, 6:30 PM

Do you love games and logic puzzles? Does your Rubik’s Cube never leave your side? Have you tried memorizing all 25 prime numbers up to 100? If you’re excited by the idea of a math-filled, parent-free night where you can hang out with old and new friends, enjoy cookies and hot chocolate, and move to the tunes of DJ Emille, then don’t miss this exciting new program just for 6th through 8th graders. The best part? No parents allowed! And this month features an exciting participatory version of “Human Set!”

Entry fee is $15.

Family Fridays at MoMath sponsored by Two Sigma: “Instant Insanity” with Nick Rauh
Friday, Jan. 27, 6:30 PM

How many ways are there to solve a puzzle? What makes a puzzle easy or hard? What techniques can we use to solve a puzzle? Learn how mathematics can be used to quickly solve a classic puzzle in which there is only one solution among 41,472 possible arrangements!

Family Fridays is designed to bring families together to enjoy a diverse array of engaging mathematical activities, promoting interest and enthusiasm among kids and adults alike. The activities are designed so that all attendees, regardless of age, can participate on an equal footing.

Event is free.

For more information on these and other MoMath events, visit www.momath.org.