Math Comes Alive for 6th Graders at Mount St. Michael Academy
National Museum of Mathematics , the coolest thing that ever happened to math!
Upon entering the museum, the students attended a code breaking seminar and took turns playing a digital version of math chess. The popular “Square-Wheeled Trike,” was a big hit as the students tried their best to ride a bicycle with square wheels.
The displays allowed the students to gain a greater understanding of mathematics in particular the motion detectors that graphed the students’ steps as they walked around and the Galileo's Line display where students could measure the distance of various objects.
According to the MoMath website, the mission of the museum is to “strive to enhance public understanding and perception of mathematics. Its dynamic exhibits and programs will stimulate inquiry, spark curiosity, and reveal the wonders of mathematics. The museum’s activities will lead a broad and diverse audience to understand the evolving, creative, human, and aesthetic nature of mathematics.”
About Mount St. Michael Academy
Mount Saint Michael Academy, in the tradition of the Marist Brothers, provides a Catholic, college preparatory education to a brotherhood of young men, grades 6 through 12. For more information, visit www.mtstmichael.org
Lisa Bennett – Communications Director
Mount St. Michael Academy