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National Math Festival 

2019 Festival Photo Galleries 

The 2019 Festival photos are here! Whether you joined us in Washington, D.C. or at science museums around the U.S., we hope you enjoy these photos from the fun on Saturday, May 4th. (If you have your own pictures to share, tag us on social media or use #2019NMF!)

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Download Free Math Activities and Resources from the 2019 Festival

Looking for math activities to try at home this summer? Many of the participating organizations at the 2019 Festival's Make or Take Spiral have shared free resources you can enjoy from anywhere in the world, including: 

  • Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM): Play the game of Chomp, where a wrong move may lead to a poisoned chocolate!
  • Bedtime Math’s Summer of Numbers makes it easy to add some playful, mischief-making math to your family's summer routine.
  • The Erikson Institute Early Math Collaborative print-at-home quantity cards have pictures of small sets of dots, finger patterns, and 5- and 10- frames showing numbers from 1 to 10. Using these quantity cards when playing card games to add novelty to old favorites like Go Fish or Memory and build early math skills!
  • Start a weekly Math Monday meetup at your school with advice from puzzlemaster Dr. Scott Kim. From card and board games to sudoku, kids of all ages will look forward to these relaxed and fun activities.
  • Boost your number sense, grow wonder into algebra, and wow your friends with Natural Math activities to try at home: easy enough for a 5-year-old but deep enough to capture the attention of teens and adults!
  • The National Science Foundation (NSF) Jr. Passport is packed with exciting math games and activities. Explore angles in letters, play sudoku or create your own, try a secret drawing game with a friend, explore cryptography, cyphers, Moebius strips, and more!
  • From videos to interactive apps for teens and beyond, you can dive into these free resources from NOVA Education.
  • Parents, share the joy of early math and science with your preschoolers with free mobile apps and at-home activities from WGBH.
Download Free Math Resources

More Math! Keep Up the Fun

Visit More Math! online for fun, family math resources like books, puzzles, games, crafts, movies, and more. New this month: Focus on Play with early childhood math activities from the Erikson Institute Early Math Collaborative; the mathematical tiling artworks of Joan Taylor; mathematical origami resources and 3D shape nets from Mathigon; and explore the connections between mathematics and music with the American Mathematical Society!

Explore More Math! Online

Get Your 2019 Festival T-shirts by 5/31!

Last Chance! Celebrate math in style with a 2019 Festival t-shirt. Available in unisex and ladies' styles, take your pick of three designs in adult sizes from Small to 3XL. Shirts are available for order through May 31, 2019 — get yours before they're gone!

Order Your Shirt Now

2019 Festival Sponsors


We joyfully thank our 2019 Festival sponsors!
Simons Foundation · Alfred P. Sloan Foundation · Eric and Wendy Schmidt · National Science Foundation
Simons Foundation
Alfred P. Sloan Foundation


Eric and Wendy Schmidt
National Science Foundation


Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation
Irwin and Joan Jacobs
The Kavli Foundation


American Mathematical Society (AMS)
The Charles and Lisa Simonyi Fund for Arts and Sciences
Northrop Grumman
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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