The 7th grade class at the Waldorf School of Garden City recently visited the National Museum of Mathematics in New York City where they participated in the museum’s hands-on exhibits and educational programs about the wonders of mathematics.
"The exhibits and educational programs illuminated for the children the many patterns that shape the world around us," remarked middle school math teacher Ms. Deann Reyes. "It was a joy to watch the students discover a side of math they have never seen before: exploring amazing hands-on exhibits, taking part in inspiring activities, and having an experience they will never forget."
Located adjacent to Madison Square Park in Manhattan, the National Museum of Mathematics opened to the public in 2012.
"All of the exhibits about math incite a wonderful desire for play in visitors of all ages," said Ms. Reyes.
The class also took part in a group activity about "knot theory,' where they learned about trefoils and pentafoils and their interesting applications in biology.
"The students had a wonderful time experiencing an exciting area of research in mathematics," remarked Ms. Reyes.
For more information about the National Museum of Mathematics, visit www.momath.org.