## 2. MoMaths: Manhattan’s Museum of Mathematics

January 15, 2013### Mathspig is excited. O wonder. O rapture. O Mathematical magic.

### A museum of mathematics has just opened in New York, on Manhattan no less.

### Here is a quote from New Scientist: New Scientist 10 Dec 2012

### The founders of the Museum of Mathematics (MoMath) know they have a fight on their hands, given the pervasive idea that the subject is boring, hard and scary. But they are determined to give mathematics a makeover, with exhibits that express an unselfconscious, giddy joy in exploring the world of numbers and forms.

### “We want to show a different side of mathematics,” says museum co-founder Cindy Lawrence. “Our goal is to get kids excited, and show them the math they’re doing in school is just one tree in a whole huge forest.”

### It looks like fun, fun, fun.

### Mathspig will go all the way from Australia later in the year just to wallow mathspiggy-style in all this fun maths.

### Menger Sponge Cycle

### View Inside MOMATH math museum NY

### Having fun at MOMATH

# Weird Math ACTIVITY

### Here is a link to a PDF file of some fantastic shapes that fold two ways like TRANSFORMERS.

### You can make these fantastic shapes by Joseph O’Rouke, Olin Professor of Computer Science @ Smith College MA if you go here.

### If you really are curious as to what research mathematicans do, go here. It’s really interesting stuff.

# SNACK TIME

### While you are in the cafe you better do something mathsy. Here is the way to cut a bagel for the maximum spread of cream cheese.

### How to maximise cream cheese spread.

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