Arithmeum

Serving: Bonn, Germany
The Arithmeum presents the history of mechanical calculating machines, as well as the computing of today, in an aesthetically pleasing environment. Many demonstration models invite the visitor to discover the historical milestones of mechanical calculating, and at interactive multimedia stations the visitor can develop small microprocessors in a playful way. Early highlights in the development of computers are also exhibited. The exhibition includes works of geometric constructivist art, design objects and chairs.

Arizona Mathematics Road Show

Serving: primarily Arizona, US; occasionally throughout the US
The world is full of mathematics - the physical world and the world of our imagination. But in school children rarely learn about the directions that learning math can lead them in. The Arizona Math Road Show is about to show them, via a mobile Math outreach program.

Association for Women in Mathematics

Serving: throughout US
The Association for Women in Mathematics knows it is important to have a presence at math and STEM fairs
  1. to celebrate mathematics, and
  2. to serve as role models for women doing math.
AWM wants to help change the dialogue around what it means to be a mathematician, so as women in math, it matters that as an organization the AWM  is visible to young women and men, to let them know that math is for everyone.

Bedtime Math

Serving: throughout US and international
The mission of Bedtime Math is to help kids love numbers so they can handle the math in real life. Bedtime Math makes math part of the family routine. Every day, you can serve up a quick bite of wacky math just for fun. It’s nothing like school. Parents can sign up by email, on our website, and on our free app. Whether it’s flamingos, ninjas or pillow forts, kids can see the math in their favorite topics. No logins. No drilling. No scores. It takes only 5 minutes a day, and kids clamor for it.

Bridge to Enter Advanced Mathematics

Serving: New York City and Los Angeles, US
BEAM provides day and residential summer programs designed to expose students to challenging math for the first time, followed by five years of mentoring, and college support.

California Math Festivals

Serving: California, US
Math Festivals are special events that demonstrate to students the importance of Mathematics, a subject EVERYONE can enjoy, marvel at, and have success. Students working with a partner choose a station to visit and work at that activity as long as they wish, working harder and harder problems. When they are ready, they move to another station and do a completely different activity. Each station has challenging tasks of different levels of difficulty, some very easy for young primary students, and some hard enough to challenge adults! The students walk away from their time at the Math Festival thinking that math is fun, interesting, AND that they CAN DO IT.

Erlebnisland Mathematik

Serving: Dresden, Germany
The Adventureland Mathematics Dresden is the result of the cooperation of the Technischen Sammlungen Dresden and the faculty of mathematics of the Technischen Universität Dresden

Gathering 4 Gardner

Serving: throughout US
The Gathering 4 Gardner (G4G) Foundation stimulates curiosity and the playful exchange of ideas and critical thinking in recreational math, magic, science, literature, and puzzles to preserve the legacy of writer and polymath Martin Gardner.

Girls’ Angle

Serving: primarily Boston area, Massachusetts (US)

Girls' Angle is...

  • a math club for girls
  • a comprehensive approach to math education for girls
  • a producer of math educational content
  • a supportive community for women and girls who study, use, and create mathematics.
  • a nonprofit founded in 2007

Our Mission

To foster and nurture girls' interest in mathematics and empower them to be able to tackle any field no matter the level of mathematical sophistication.

Il Giardino di Archimede

Serving: Firenze, Italy
Il Giardino di Archimede is a museum completely devoted to mathematics in its widest sense, including, that is, not only that which goes under the name of pure mathematics, but also its application to other sciences, to technology, and most of all, what is maybe the most important thing of all, its role in everyday life. The objectives of such a museum are manifold. Firstly, the audience can come into contact with the central core of mathematical ideas that reside inside the exhibits and determine their connections. Like a skeleton, which cannot be seen directly but requires the appropriate instruments and can be deducted from the posture of the animal that owns it, mathematics can only emerge from the comparison of different objects and physical phenomena, at first sight very diverse, but which depend on a single mathematical concept or result, which links and unifies them.

Imaginary

Serving: international, based in Germany
IMAGINARY is a non-profit organisation (German gGmbH) for the communication of modern mathematics. It offers a platform for open and interactive mathematics with a variety of content that can be used in schools, at home, in museums, at exhibitions or for events and media activities. The main contents of IMAGINARY are its interactive programs and its picture galleries.

ix-quadrat

Serving: München, Germany
The ix-quadrat is a small mathematics museum located on the campus of Technische Universität München (in Munich, Germany).

Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival

Serving: primarily throughout United States, some international
Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival supports locally organized events that inspire K–12 students to think critically and to explore the richness and beauty of mathematics through collaborative, creative problem-solving. JRMF's Festivals engage many types of students, including those who don’t enjoy competition or working under time pressure. A Festival is also a community event, bringing together institutions and organizations as their constituents celebrate mathematics.

Math Cultural Center of Chicago

Serving: Chicago, Illinois (US)
Math is not just a set of tools and techniques. It has a fascinating history made of incredible anecdotes and inspiring stories. It has strong connections to the world and there are many channels to appreciate math: by doing, thinking, listening, observing, feeling, creating - and not just by calculating.

Mathematical Sciences Research Institute

Serving: primarily bay area in California; some throughout US
MSRI's public programs aim to make mathematics accessible and exciting to those outside the field, showcasing the beauty and importance of math to people of all ages and backgrounds. MSRI does this through initiatives ranging from production of films for public television and internet viewers to nationwide festivals, annual awards, and Bay Area community programming.

Mathematikum

Serving: Germany, primarily Giessen
More than 170 exhibits at the Mathematikum open a new door to mathematics. Visitors of all ages and educational backgrounds experiment: they solve puzzles, build bridges, stand in a giant soap bubble, see themselves infinite times in a mirror and much more.

Maths Week Ireland

Serving: Ireland
Mathematics is the foundation underpinning all of STEM and in order to increase uptake among the public, attitudes towards maths have to change. Maths Week has grown to attract participation from as many as 300,000 people annually across the island of Ireland. It has evolved into a partnership of more than 50 organisations including universities, institutes of technology, teacher training colleges, further education, professional bodies, museums, libraries and visitor centres and other groups, all united with the shared vision of making maths accessible to people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds. Our maxim is simple, yet inclusive: "Maths for All."

Maths World UK

Serving: United Kingdom

There is at present no dedicated place in the United Kingdom where you can go to experience the full joy, wonder and power of mathematics.

MATHSWORLDUK is a registered charity which aims to change this and to establish an exciting, interactive Discovery Centre showcasing the patterns, structures, discoveries, applications and people of Mathematics.

Museu de Matemàtiques de Catalunya

Serving: Spain, primarily Catalonia
You can “touch” and discover mathematics in all of the rooms of MMACA. There are  experiences to enjoy arithmetical and geometrical properties, symmetries, mirrors, impossible tessellations, statistics, and more.

Museum for Minerals and Mathematics

Serving: Southern Germany
MiMa, the museum for minerals and mathematics Oberwolfach, presents two of the most unique features of the region: the scientific knowledge of the Mathematisches Forschungsinstituts Oberwolfach and the one-of-a-kind minerals of the Black Forest

National Association of Math Circles

Serving: US and international
Although the National Association of Math Circles is a project of MSRI, separately listed in this archive, it is beyond the scope of this archive to list each individual active math circle. (You can access a directory of individual circles via the more information link.) Rather, this entry serves as a placeholder for the very important collection of math circles which bring the joy of mathematical discovery to thousands of people. In the words of NAMC, "Math Circles … bring … students together with mathematically sophisticated leaders in an informal setting … to work on interesting problems or topics in mathematics."

National Museum of Mathematics

Serving: primarily New York City; some throughout US
Mathematics illuminates the patterns that abound in our world. The National Museum of Mathematics strives to enhance public understanding and perception of mathematics. Its dynamic exhibits and programs stimulate inquiry, spark curiosity, and reveal the wonders of mathematics. The Museum’s activities lead a broad and diverse audience to understand the evolving, creative, human, and aesthetic nature of mathematics.

Numberphile

Serving: international online, based in UK
The stars of the Numberphile show include mathematicians and other guests from around the world. Topics range from the sublime to the ridiculous… from historic discoveries to latest breakthroughs. In addition to hundreds of videos, we also have a new podcast of longer-form interviews.

talkSTEM

Serving: primarily Dallas area, Texas (US)
talkSTEM is a 501©3 nonprofit organization focusing on innovative STEM pedagogy and teacher development in all settings including pre k-16 classrooms, out of school, and online. talkSTEM believes that neither STEM nor Education is a silo and that every experience is a STEM experience.

The STEAM Factory at OSU

Serving: Columbus, OH (US)
Founded by a collection of young and energetic Ohio State faculty, postdocs and staff, the STEAM Factory is a diverse and inclusive grass-roots network in the Ohio State community that facilitates creative and interdisciplinary collaboration, innovation and dissemination.

Zala Films

Serving: international, based in US
Since "n is a Number," a documentary chronicling the life and work of renowned mathematician Pal Erdös, one key focus of Zala films has revolved around uncovering and disseminating the human stories interwoven in the world of mathematics.