27 Feb '13, 2pm

#NewYork’s newly opened Museum of Mathematics aims to inspire children and adults alike in all things numerical:

#NewYork’s newly opened Museum of Mathematics aims to inspire children and adults alike in all things numerical:

Mathematics. The subject is polarizing, and not in an algebraic sense, either. Those with a natural flair for all things numerical get a thrill when everything, quite literally, adds up (or so we're told), while quadratic equations can bring - or bore - others to tears. The new Museum of Mathematics in New York aims to persuade even those in the latter category that maths can be FUN! Yes, founder and mathematician Glen Whitney pledges to entertain while educating, and to help re-activate the section of the brain dedicated to dealing with tricky arithmetic. The museum, which opened in December 2012, is aimed at all ages and all levels. Highlights include the Tessellation Station, the Hyper Hyperboloid and the popular Square-Wheeled Trike. A Mathanaeum allows visitors to design geometric sculptures and then see them printed in 3D (a mind-boggling concept that's hard to get y...

Full article: http://www.cntraveller.com/news/2013/february/museum-of-m...

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