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The Museum of Mathematics

The Museum of Mathematics
Welcome to the National Museum of Mathematics Mathematics illuminates the patterns and structures all around us. Our dynamic exhibits and programs will stimulate inquiry, spark curiosity, and reveal the wonders of mathematics. MoMath has innovative exhibits that will engage folks from 105 to 5 years old (and sometimes younger), but with a special emphasis on activities for 4th through 8th graders. The Museum is located at 11 East 26th Street in Manhattan and is open from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM, seven days a week, 364 days a year (MoMath is closed on Thanksgiving Day). Special note: MoMath closes early the first Wednesday of every month, at 2:30 PM.

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Rob's Puzzle Page - Home Welcome to Rob's Puzzle Page - an on-line mechanical puzzle collection / puzzle museum. I maintain this site to report on the world of mechanical puzzles, to have fun, and share information with my family, friends, and other puzzle-people. In addition to lots of pictures of puzzles, you'll find information about puzzles, many pointers to where to get them, and some help with how to solve them.

The unexpected math behind Van Gogh's "Starry Night" - Natalya St. Clair A few lesson plans exist for teaching visual arts and self-similarity (objects that have the same pattern) that could be used after showing this lesson. Shodor has some free lesson plans for students in grades 4 through 8. High school students can learn recursion algorithms to create the Koch curve using Scratch for free.

Florida Modern-Day Slavery Museum The Florida Modern-Day Slavery Museum consists of a cargo truck outfitted as a replica of the trucks involved in a recent slavery operation (U.S. v. Navarrete, 2008), accompanied by displays on the history and evolution of slavery in Florida. The museum toured the state intensively for six weeks in the lead-up to the 2010 Farmworker Freedom March, and was exhibited in various cities in the Northeast in the summer of 2010. Since then, it has toured across the Southeast to many universities, churches, and conferences, bringing a new-found level of consciousness to communities about the history of slavery. It has also been hosted at the U.S.

Using Writing In Mathematic Using Writing In Mathematics This strand provides a developmental model for incorporating writing into a math class. The strand includes specific suggestions for managing journals, developing prompts for writing, and providing students with feedback on their writing. Hug a tree – the evidence shows it really will make you feel better Written by Shelby Gull Laird We know that trees have many benefits. In forests they provide habitat, wood, biodiversity and ecosystem services. In cities, they can mitigate the urban heat island effect by cooling the air and reducing greenhouse gases. But, perhaps surprisingly, there is increasing evidence that trees are also good for our mental health.

The Mathematical Tourist: Oval Track Puzzles The puzzle known as TopSpin consists of 20 circular pieces, numbered 1 to 20, filling and sliding along an oval track. TopSpin was introduced by ThinkFun (formerly Binary Arts) in 1988. Pieces can be moved around the track in either direction, keeping their order. Or any four consecutive pieces can be maneuvered into reverse order. For example, consecutive pieces labeled 1, 2, 3, and 4, can be reversed into the order 4, 3, 2, 1. TopSpin allows two types of moves. A Turbulent Mind: The Physics of Van Gogh's Starry Night Vincent van Gogh was a brilliant depicter of natural phenomena, especially when he was at his most psychotic. According to José Luis Aragón of the National Autonomous University in Mexico, Van Gogh's famous spiral brushstrokes are near-perfect renderings of turbulence. From the largest visible swaths of paint to the tiniest strokes, Van Gogh's brushwork seems instinctually guided to simulate river eddies and cloud rotations.

KidZania Opens Their Largest and Most Comprehensive Edutainment Park in Mexico City - Entertainment Designer Posted by Staff on Tuesday, June 26th, 2012 If you’ve been following us for a while, you might remember our article on KidZania Kuala Lampur. The edutainment theme park is part of the KidZania franchise, which now has 11 entertainment centers around the world. The latest addition to the Mexican franchise is KidZania Cuicuilco in Mexico City.

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