Monday, December 16, 2013

Holiday Gift Guide Day 3: It's not Greek, it's MoMath

The Harmony of Spheres is a symphonic space of sights and sounds. Photo courtesy of Museum of Mathematics.

HEAD’S UP: Where did the year go? Already? Yes, the Yuletide Season is in swing. And, yes, once again you are bewitched, bothered and bewildered. What to get auntie, grandpa, madea, nana, papa … little Virginia? Don’t get yourself into a lather when the elves at VEVLYN’S PEN are on the case. Continuing every other day or so through 24 Dec., we will introduce one or a series of products, items and brands that we believe is worthy of consideration as a holiday gift(s).


wonder what the MIT student, RPI grad, middle school math teacher, or Bronx Science sophomore in your life needs? Of course, you do!

How about a membership to the Museum of Mathematics aka MoMath? Yes, Virginia, there is such a place right in the Flatiron District of Manhattan. (See video below of "Math Encounters - Random Search, Ordered Results.”)

In its 19,000 square-foot space off Madison Square Park, MoMath offers 30 exhibits that encourage hands-on participation from visitors with various levels of mathematical skill and knowledge.

The Hyper Hyperboloid is a chamber walled by vertical cords in which you sit on a revolving chair while strings form amazing patterns around you. Touch glowing spheres to make and see music exploring harmonies, major and minor chords while patterns of colored lights move through space.

Find out how to make tracks and what it takes to predict the outcome of a good business transaction … More shortly.

Visit to learn more about the Museum of Mathematics.

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