Episode 64 | MoMath: Playing the Symphony that is Mathematics with Cindy Lawrence

December 14, 2017

Recently Chris Brownell visited the National Museum of Mathematics and had the opportunity to meet its Director, Cindy Lawrence. They discuss the mission of the museum and how it is carried out in the exhibits they share with the world. Cindy likens the mathematics on display at the museum to a symphony, where the mathematics often learned in schools can be equated to the scales, fingering instruction, and study of the nomenclature. The goals of MoMath are not far from those of AIMS, but have an informal focus and therein lies the strength of their mission. The discussion provides a description of a few of the exhibits and some of the work that goes into making them. It is a fascinating museum and the next time you are in New York City you should definitely take it in.


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