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National Math Festival 

April 2019  ·

The Festival is this weekend! Here's what you need to know. 

Arrive early and stay all day! While the main doors at the Washington Convention Center open at 10:00am on Saturday morning, we encourage you to arrive a few minutes early to ensure you are ready to hit the ground running. The Festival wraps up at 4 p.m.

2019 Festival Program and Schedule Available

The 2019 National Math Festival Program is now available online. Use our schedule planning tool to ensure you catch all of your favorite activities and presenters. Start planning your 2019 Festival experience today! Age tracks are available for ages 2–4, 5–7, 8–10, 11–13, 14–18, and 18+. You can sort the schedule by age track. 

Download the Program and Schedule Planner Here

Getting to the Festival

We are pleased to provide the following information for travelers planning to attend the 2019 Festival on Saturday, May 4, 2019 from 10am-4pm. Whether you’re coming from near or far, we hope you’ll have fun exploring math with us in Washington, DC!

Directions, Transit, and Parking Information

What to Expect

Planning to attend the 2019 National Math Festival but need more information? We’ve got you covered!

Frequently Asked Questions + What to Expect

Media Coverage Highlights

Enjoy clips and recordings of Festival media coverage and check back often as we continue to update the site each day with new additions. And be sure to catch Mark Mitton perform live on WUSA’s Good Morning Washington this Thursday, May 2 between 9 – 10 a.m.

Pick Up Your NSF Passport

Come visit the National Science Foundation! Adults: Pick up an NSF Passport, learn about the NSF support behind the 2019 National Math Festival presentations, collect passport stamps, and enter to win a tablet computer! Kids: Take an NSF Activity Book with you, complete the challenges, and bring it back; the first 50 completed entries will win a free Foldscope 140X, 2 micron resolution microscope!

Maypole Math Activity
Nancy Scherich

To participate in making the maypole, come promptly at 10am. Later in the day the Math Maypole will remain on display for all to enjoy. Maypole dancing meets mathematical patterning—come join the dance! Mathematician and dancer Nancy Scherich will lead this event for ages 8 and up. Participants will weave ribbons into beautiful and mathematically interesting designs. Learn more

Participate Around the US

Intrigued by the National Math Festival, but unable to travel to Washington, D.C.? Play along in your hometown by visiting one of dozens of museums around the U.S.that will be offering Zometool Bubble Station demos on Saturday, May 4th! Learn more

Festival Organizers: MSRI · IAS · MoMath
The 2019 National Math Festival is a program of the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI), in cooperation with the Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) and the National Museum of Mathematics (MoMath).

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