Math museum adds up to lots of fun

Posted: March 24, 2013 at 2:21 a.m.

Girls Preparatory student Faith Guzman tries out an interactive display at the National Museum of Mathematics in New York.

Squealing schoolchildren ride a square wheeled tricycle and a “Coaster Roller” that glides over plastic acorns. Downstairs, they fit monkey magnets together at the “Tessellation Station.” This is how math is presented at New York’s brand-new National Museum of Mathematics, the only museum of its kind in the United States and a place where math is anything but boring.

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Travel, Pages 48 on 03/24/2013