Thank you for joining us at the 2019 National Math Festival on Saturday, May 4th! We extend our deepest thanks to everyone who attended the National Math Festival events in Washington, DC and all the satellite events at science museums in 40 states around the U.S. We loved meeting you, learning about your math journeys and discoveries, playing games together, and celebrating the limitless power and joy of math as a community.
The National Math Festival brings together some of the most fascinating mathematicians of our time to inspire and challenge participants of all ages to see math in new and exciting ways. The 2019 Festival featured lectures, hands-on demos, art, films, performances, puzzles, games, children’s book readings, and more for all ages.
Looking Back at the 2019 Festival
Learn what drew 20,000 math lovers of all ages to Washington, D.C. and science museums around the U.S. on May 4, 2019!
Dr. Richard Schwartz grew up in Los Angeles and spent his youth obsessively playing tennis…
Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Film Room
The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Film Room was home to many short, creative math films throughout the Festival, as well as opportunities for Q&A with your favorite filmmakers and presenters. Most films were geared toward teens, middle schoolers, and adults.
Meander your way through the Make or Take Spiral. Inside this giant installation and outposts throughout the 2019 Festival were local D.C. math organizations, national math clubs you can join (or start) at your school, and exciting math resources to take back home or to the classroom, or find online.
The Young People’s Project (YPP) uses Math Literacy Work to develop the abilities of elementary…
2019 Festival Sponsors
The National Math Festival thanks our sponsors for their generosity in underwriting 2019 Festival programming!
Celebrate math wherever you are!
The National Math Festival takes place in Washington, D.C., but for those located outside the U.S. capital region, science museums around the United States hosted satellite events featuring Geometric Bubble Blowing workshops, in partnership with Zometool and the Association of Science-Technology Centers.
Join us online—all year round! While you’re waiting for the next Festival, you can explore More Math! activities, with a curated collection of games, magic tricks, logic puzzles, videos, books, and more. We add new content each month, and there’s sure to be something for everyone to enjoy!