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NMF Weekly Puzzle Newsletter
A Look at the NMF Weekly Puzzle Newsletter
Have you explored the NMF Weekly Puzzle Newsletter by Dr. James Tanton? These free, weekly emails are filled with explorations of kids' math questions, with special puzzles created by James. You can also learn more about these puzzles, plus the Global Math Project, with Dr. Tanton's special session: Math and Cats and Mirrors and the Number Twelvety, on Sunday, April 18th at 2:30pm Eastern...
By National Math Festival | April 07, 2021
March 2021 Event
Event Video: "Believe-It-Or-Not It's Math x2: Science Circus and Numberphile"
You can now view the March 17, 2021 NMF Live Performance Series event featuring Rhys Thomas of Science Circus and Brady Haran of YouTube's Numberphile channel and podcast! 2021 National Math Festival: Believe It Or Not, It's Math (x2) with Science Circus and Numberphile. ** Due to performance content, this video is available to view in full through May 18, 2021. Please watch...
By National Math Festival | March 18, 2021
What's the Big Idea Game Show
What's the Big Idea Game Show: Results of Voting!
This post features behind-the-scenes content about the 2021 NMF Live Performance Series event "What's the Big Idea? A Game Show Featuring Students and Mathematicians", created and hosted by The Young People's Project. How did the audience vote on the mathematical presentations? Here's what we asked them via Kahoot (an online quiz website): Question 1 Math Content: Was the...
By National Math Festival | March 03, 2021
What's the Big Idea - Student Judges
What's the Big Idea Game Show: Student Judges
This post features behind-the-scenes content about the 2021 NMF Live Performance Series event "What's the Big Idea? A Game Show Featuring Students and Mathematicians", created and hosted by The Young People's Project. Student Judges (MS, HS, and College Level) were each asked to research a mathematician of their choice, finding one thing they liked about the person and being able...
By National Math Festival | March 03, 2021
What's the Big Idea: 6 Mathematicians
What's the Big Idea Game Show: Mathematicians of Color
This post features behind-the-scenes content about the 2021 NMF Live Performance Series event "What's the Big Idea? A Game Show Featuring Students and Mathematicians", created and hosted by The Young People's Project. The mathematicians presenting in the NMF Live Game Show came from settings as diverse as Educational Testing Service (Jessica Andrews-Todd), data scientist for the...
By National Math Festival | March 03, 2021
What's the Big Idea - Student Judges
What's the Big Idea Game Show: Students’ Lives
This post features behind-the-scenes content about the 2021 NMF Live Performance Series event "What's the Big Idea? A Game Show Featuring Students and Mathematicians", created and hosted by The Young People's Project. The NMF Live Game Show was planned over about four months by a group of CMLWs (College Math Literacy Workers), MLWs (High School Math Literacy Workers), and...
By National Math Festival | March 03, 2021
Shawn Bernier
What's the Big Idea Game Show: Host Shawn Bernier
This post features behind-the-scenes content about the 2021 NMF Live Performance Series event "What's the Big Idea? A Game Show Featuring Students and Mathematicians", created and hosted by The Young People's Project. The MC of the NMF Live Game Show was Shawn Bernier, a student at Wheaton College in Norton, Massachusetts studying business and economics and minoring in computer science...
By National Math Festival | March 03, 2021
What's the Big Idea Game Show
What's the Big Idea Game Show: Event Video & Resources
Did you miss our live game show event on February 16? The event recording is now available! This live event, hosted and planned by youth math literacy workers from The Young People's Project, is aimed at middle school through university students and adults, although younger students are welcome to watch as well. Six mathematicians take center stage with the single objective of presenting...
By National Math Festival | February 17, 2021
Witches of Agnesi event
Event Video: "Witches of Agnesi" Play Performance and Panel
You can now view the January 27, 2021 NMF Live Performance Series event featuring a pre-recorded performance of the play Witches of Agnesi followed by a panel of four women mathematicians, including playwright Dr. Susan Gerofsky. Check it out below, along with free resources shared by our panelists! Witches of Agnesi Play Performance and Panel (2021 National Math Festival) from...
By National Math Festival | January 28, 2021
Math Rap Double Feature
Event Video: Math Rap Double Feature
Did you miss our January 12, 2021 NMF Live Performance Series event featuring math rap concerts by the Music Notes and Professor Lyrical? You can now view the video recording of this family-friendly event! Math Rap Double Feature (2021 National Math Festival) from MSRI / National Math Festival. Math Concert with the Music Notes (Starting at 01:41) Math + Rap = Fun for...
By National Math Festival | January 14, 2021