Fun with math at MoMath

An interactive Museum of Math dubbed MoMath is opening in New York City on Dec. 15 funded by a math-loving financial analyst named Glenn Whitney.

Math Midway, a traveling exhibition of math marvels, is touring science museums as a preview: Kids can “ride the square-wheeled tricycle, spin the universal wheel of chance or dare to challenge the ring of fire.” Also included: “mind-bending mirrors, terrific tessellations and perfectly packed patterns.”

MoMath will show that math matters, writes Daniel Willingham, who shows Joel Klein, the former New York schools chancellor, on the trike. (It “can be ridden smoothly on a track with inverted curves, calculated to keep the axles of the trike level.”)