Info for Museums
One of the most interactive and inspiring science exhibitions exploring the world of mathematics ever to tour.
MathAlive! is designed to inspire, to spark the imagination, to reveal not only math at work, but the endless possibilities of math. Primarily designed for kids in grades 3-8, the exhibition brings to life the real math behind what kids love most – video games, sports, fashion, music, robotics and more – and creates interactive and immersive experiences that bring to life the math at work in each, whether in design, application or use.
Visitors will ride snowboards in a step-on experience, capture their 360 degree image in a freeze-motion video, try their hand at master engineering a model city, design a supertall skyscraper, and even design a skateboard to give it more ‘POP.’ Plus, two new interactive experiences have just been launched… In “Extreme Weather Alert,” visitors can analyze weather data, and record their own weather telecast, which they can send to themselves. “Cyber Security” lets visitors step inside an online computer game, where they are challenged to defend against invaders—like computer bugs and viruses—using computer passcodes, multi-factor authentication, and simple code sequences.
Through dozens of unique, interactive experiences, the exhibit takes math from its native form into the applied worlds of design, engineering, technology and science.
The institutional partners will support host museums with events, competitions and activities, helping museums turn entire cities into ‘math towns’, each with rich calendars of activities throughout the run of the exhibition. The supplemental resources, media, materials, events and programming will support museums in bringing math meaningfully and effectively into their institution and their local community.
The exhibition debuted nationally at Smithsonian Institution.
Developed in Collaboration with:
- National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
- National Association of Professional Engineers
- Society of Women Engineers
The national exhibition is underwritten by Raytheon.
No exhibition ever has better answered the age-old question: “Will I ever use all this math they’re teaching us?”
- Outdoor Action… Adventure Sports
- Build Your World… Environment
- Future Style… Style and Design
- Kickin’ It… Entertainment
- Game Plan… Video Games and Other Games
- Robotics and Space
- Exhibit size: 5,000 square feet
- Target Audience: families, students grades K-12 (with focus on grades 3-8, ages 7-14)
For information about the MathAlive! Middle East tour, visit mathalive-me.com