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Dear MoMath friends,

MoMath is pleased to offer FREE registration for the following events this week.

Pythagoras to Present Day: Math's Greatest Hits Monday, September 21 at 7:00 pm ET (New York) Join MoMath's Distinguished Visiting Professor for the Public Dissemination of Mathematics, Alex Kontorovich, for the second session of an eight-week mini-course studying the twists and turns of mathematical ideas throughout history, including a fresh look at the K to 12 curriculum and beyond.  Learn more and register for the second session on September 21 for free at

Bending the Arc Wednesday, September 23 at 6:30 pm ET (New York) “The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.” — Martin Luther King, Jr. Bending the Arc is a new virtual program aimed at demystifying mathematics for Black youth.  Join an online panel discussion followed by more intimate breakout room conversations that will give participants the opportunity to interact with leading Black mathematicians and scientists and to explore how these accomplished individuals have used math in their careers.  The program will be hosted by former NFL (Baltimore Ravens) professional, current MIT Math PhD candidate, and MoMath Trustee John Urschel.  Learn more and register for free at

Write Angles: "Code Breaking: Patterns and Sequences" Thursday, September 24 at 6:30 pm ET (New York) Perhaps nowhere is the intersection of math and words more obvious than in cryptography.  Even if a code does not use numbers or letters at all, the only way to break it is to recognize patterns and understand what comes next.  Can you combine your math and language skills to crack the code and decipher the secret message?  Join us for this second program from 23 18 9 20 5 1 14 7 12 5 19.  Learn more and register for free at

Equilibrium, an adult evening of mathematical games Friday, September 25 at 7:00 pm ET (New York) Grab your most interesting dice and join Ed Pegg, Jr. (of Wolfram Mathematica and math consultant for the television show NUMB3RS) for a night of experimental game play.  Using basic guidelines, Ed will lead the group through some existing dice games that we'll play together, then open the floor to new ideas.  Dust off your D6s, D12s, D20s, D30s, D48s, D120s, and other dice and roll with it.  Learn more and register for free at

Tween Primes: "Humble Pi: When Math Goes Wrong in the Real World" by Matt Parker Sunday, September 27, at 5:30 pm ET (New York) Drop in on Tween Primes, MoMath's book club for teens and tweens, to discuss the glitches, near misses, and mathematical mishaps stand-up comedian and mathematician Matt Parker recounts in Humble Pi: When Math Goes Wrong in the Real World.  Every teen and tween is welcome, even those who haven't read the book.  Learn more and register for free at

Unlimited, MoMath's mix-n-mingle program for students in middle and high school Sunday, September 27, at 6:30 pm ET (New York) Middle and high school students, come spend an hour or more with your peers, enjoying interesting mathematical activities and interactive social games, all led by an experienced MoMath educator.  Be sure to stick around at the end for a dance party!  Learn more and register for free at

Space is limited!  All remaining seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis.


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