2019 Festival Schedule

Thank you for joining us at the 2019 National Math Festival on Saturday, May 4th, 2019! A huge thank you 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 Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI) and our collaborators at the Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) and the National Museum of Mathematics (MoMath) thank you for your support and contributions to making the day a wonderful success. Share your photos with us on social media using #2019NMF.

The 2019 Festival schedule is archived below. For updates about future National Math Festival events, subscribe to the Festival email newsletter.

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM (All Day Activities)

All Day — Saturday, May 4, 2019

Event time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Additions, the Shop at MoMath & Author Signings

Stop by Additions, the shop at MoMath, for all your festival gift needs. We have books, games, toys, and much more! Credit card only for purchases. Come meet some of your favorite authors—and have them sign their books! Schedule of… Learn more →

National Museum of Mathematics (MoMath)

Event time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Board Games Galore

Bring your own, or join a game in play! There are many excellent, mathematically fascinating board games out there. Bring a favorite, and make new friends while learning new styles of play. Add to Google Calendar · Register for 2019 Festival updates… Learn more →

Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI)

Event time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Flagway Games and Flagway Tournament

Math with your sneakers on! Play a pickup game of Flagway, and cheer your favorite hometown team in the national Flagway Tournament. Meet Math Literacy Workers, students who train their peers (and you!) in the math skills to help everyone… Learn more →

The Young People’s Project (YPP)

Event time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival

The Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival invites you to celebrate your mind with mathematics. Come see how mathematics can jump off the pages of a book, grow out of a board game, or emerge from a the dialogue of a cartoon…. Learn more →

Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival

Event time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Make or Take Spiral

Take the Festival home—or back to your classroom! Get connected to local and national math clubs, online resources, and inspiration of varied shapes and sizes. This is for you: families with kids of all ages, mathematics educators, and crafty hands-on… Learn more →

Art of Problem Solving

Event time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Math-Art Exhibit and Platonic Paper Folding

Fold and assemble a Platonic solid–your choice of a dodecahedron (12 sides) or icosahedron (20 sides). Whether you choose to wear it, decorate with it, or give it to a friend is up to you! Then meander through the Math-Art… Learn more →

The Bridges Organization

Event time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Mathical Reading Room & Coloring Corner

Take a break from the action, and curl up with a good book—or do some coloring! All ages are welcome in the Mathical Reading Room & Coloring Book Corner. Comfy furniture, good books, mathematical patterns to color, and washable markers… Learn more →

Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI)

Event time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

MathMINDs Games: South of the Sahara

MIND Research Institute took historical facts, ancient gameplay, mathematics, and the world around us to create a highly connected learning experience that adults and children can play through together. The South of the Sahara games are based on gameplay and… Learn more →

MIND Research Institute

Event time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Natural Math and Math On-A-Stick

Make patterns, tile with turtles, count, spiral and play your way to mathy delight! The fun is designed for preschool and primary-aged children, yet offers plenty to engage the minds of tweens, teens, and adults. Can you program algorithms without a… Learn more →

Natural Math and Math On-A-Stick

Event time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Wonder-ful Math with MoMath!

Join the National Museum of Mathematics for a day of interactive fun! Slice shapes with lasers, explore giant mazes, crank up the math tunes, design a roller coaster, and more…. Enjoy these and other Math Midway classics plus experience the… Learn more →

National Museum of Mathematics (MoMath)