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Congratulations again to Simon Donaldson, Maxim Kontsevich, Jacob Lurie, Terence Tao, and Richard Taylor, the five winners of the inaugural Breakthrough Prize in Mathematics! Each winner will receive $3 million and an amazing toroid trophy from the Breakthrough Prize Foundation, which was created to celebrate the achievements of scientists and mathematicians.

So what will the winners do with the money? Terence Tao mentioned the possibility of funding free mathematics journals or larger-scale collaborative online research projects. Similarly, Richard Taylor told BBC News, “Mathematics is a team effort, involving collaboration and building on the work of one's colleagues, so I want to find a way of giving something back to the community.” 

Sources:
https://breakthroughprize.org/news&news_id=18
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/23/us/the-multimillion-dollar-minds-of-5-mathematical-masters.html
www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-27926950
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Pi Day is tomorrow! Come celebrate with us at MoMath from wherever you are by tuning in to our #ConnectedClassrooms  virtual field trip!

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Come and celebrate Pi Day at MoMath on this Virtual Field Trip with Dr. Tim Chartier and Co-Executive Director of the National Museum of Mathematics, Cindy Lawrence! Interested teachers please see details below.

We'll visit a few of the museum's exhibits, learn to estimate the value of Pi with a handful of chocolate chips or raisins, and get a sneak peek into topics from Tim's book Math Bytes. Best of all, Tim is a professionally trained mime and will introduce some mathematical ideas with his illusions.   

Come and explore engaging ideas in math with this Davidson College professor who has also been named a Math Ambassador by the Mathematical Association of America!

Suggested Grade Levels: 5th-8th grade (please see the handouts for the activities below and use your best judgement!)

If you're an educator with a class that would like to join us please fill out this form:
https://docs.google.com/a/google.com/forms/d/1VJdVoBq63TwSv71cKTtknk-UJb2Df1iV5LGo0HPIzMQ/viewform

Required Materials:
If you plan to join us or watch along, please provide a handful of chocolate chips or raisins for each student and print out these handouts for your students to do the fun activities with Tim:
1. http://goo.gl/DNKPlf 2. http://goo.gl/hiLJAa 3. http://goo.gl/izgSor

4. http://goo.gl/2GwTbI - These are the formulas presented in MoMath's Formula Moth exhibit for students to see.

Here are some fun practice problems that relate to MoMath's Formula Morph exhibit (appropriate for pre-algebra or algebra students):
1. http://goo.gl/CEjleJ

You can check out some of Tim's amazing educational performances here:
http://hereandnow.wbur.org/2013/12/17/mime-and-math
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Have you seen our Human Tree exhibit? Mathematician +Tim Chartier  will give you a tour and a lesson on fractals this Friday on our first Connected Classrooms Virtual Field Trip. Find out more information here: http://goo.gl/yoY3WI
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Are you looking for a way to celebrate Pi Day with your students? We have something special planned!
 
Come and celebrate Pi Day at MoMath on this Virtual Field Trip with Dr. Tim Chartier and Co-Executive Director of the National Museum of Mathematics, Cindy Lawrence! Interested teachers please see details below.

We'll visit a few of the museum's exhibits, learn to estimate the value of Pi with a handful of chocolate chips or raisins, and get a sneak peek into topics from Tim's book Math Bytes. Best of all, Tim is a professionally trained mime and will introduce some mathematical ideas with his illusions.   

Come and explore engaging ideas in math with this Davidson College professor who has also been named a Math Ambassador by the Mathematical Association of America!

Suggested Grade Levels: 5th-8th grade (please see the handouts for the activities below and use your best judgement!)

If you're an educator with a class that would like to join us please fill out this form:
https://docs.google.com/a/google.com/forms/d/1VJdVoBq63TwSv71cKTtknk-UJb2Df1iV5LGo0HPIzMQ/viewform

Required Materials:
If you plan to join us or watch along, please provide a handful of chocolate chips or raisins for each student and print out these handouts for your students to do the fun activities with Tim:
1. http://goo.gl/DNKPlf 2. http://goo.gl/hiLJAa 3. http://goo.gl/izgSor

You can check out some of Tim's amazing educational performances here:
http://hereandnow.wbur.org/2013/12/17/mime-and-math
This Hangout On Air is hosted by National Museum of Mathematics. The live video broadcast will begin soon.
Q&A
Preview
Live
Connected Classrooms: Pi Day at MoMath with Mathematician Tim Chartier
Fri, March 14, 2014, 2:00 PM
Hangouts On Air - Broadcast for free

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Come and celebrate Pi Day at MoMath on this Virtual Field Trip with Dr. Tim Chartier and Co-Executive Director of the National Museum of Mathematics, Cindy Lawrence! Interested teachers please see details below.

We'll visit a few of the museum's exhibits, learn to estimate the value of Pi with a handful of chocolate chips or raisins, and get a sneak peek into topics from Tim's book Math Bytes. Best of all, Tim is a professionally trained mime and will introduce some mathematical ideas with his illusions.   

Come and explore engaging ideas in math with this Davidson College professor who has also been named a Math Ambassador by the Mathematical Association of America!

Suggested Grade Levels: 5th-8th grade (please see the handouts for the activities below and use your best judgement!)

If you're an educator with a class that would like to join us please fill out this form:
https://docs.google.com/a/google.com/forms/d/1VJdVoBq63TwSv71cKTtknk-UJb2Df1iV5LGo0HPIzMQ/viewform

Required Materials:
If you plan to join us or watch along, please provide a handful of chocolate chips or raisins for each student and print out these handouts for your students to do the fun activities with Tim:
1. http://goo.gl/DNKPlf 2. http://goo.gl/hiLJAa 3. http://goo.gl/izgSor

4. http://goo.gl/2GwTbI - These are the formulas presented in MoMath's Formula Moth exhibit for students to see.

Here are some fun practice problems that relate to MoMath's Formula Morph exhibit (appropriate for pre-algebra or algebra students):
1. http://goo.gl/CEjleJ

You can check out some of Tim's amazing educational performances here:
http://hereandnow.wbur.org/2013/12/17/mime-and-math
This Hangout On Air is hosted by National Museum of Mathematics. The live video broadcast will begin soon.
Q&A
Preview
Live
Connected Classrooms: Pi Day at MoMath with Mathematician Tim Chartier
Fri, March 14, 2014, 2:00 PM
Hangouts On Air - Broadcast for free

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Thanks for tuning in everyone. Sincere apologies for the technical difficulties! We will definitely have all of the kinks worked out for next time. We hope you enjoyed the program and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Have a happy Pi Day!
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Making Mathematics Real: Knot Theory, Experimental Mathematics, and 3D Printing

Mathematician Laura Taalman brings math into the third dimension as she demonstrates how modern technology can be used to turn abstract mathematical concepts into physical realities. Whether being used to explore and investigate new math ideas, or simply to create beauty, 3D printing breathes life into mathematics. A 3D printing demonstration will accompany this talk. 

When: Wednesday, July 2, at 4:00 pm or 7:00 pm
Register at: www.mathencounters.org

There will be light refreshments after the first presentation and before the second; see mathencounters.org to register and for more information.
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Pi Day is tomorrow! Come celebrate with us at MoMath from wherever you are by tuning in to our #ConnectedClassrooms  virtual field trip!

#piday   #piday2014  
 
Come and celebrate Pi Day at MoMath on this Virtual Field Trip with Dr. Tim Chartier and Co-Executive Director of the National Museum of Mathematics, Cindy Lawrence! Interested teachers please see details below.

We'll visit a few of the museum's exhibits, learn to estimate the value of Pi with a handful of chocolate chips or raisins, and get a sneak peek into topics from Tim's book Math Bytes. Best of all, Tim is a professionally trained mime and will introduce some mathematical ideas with his illusions.   

Come and explore engaging ideas in math with this Davidson College professor who has also been named a Math Ambassador by the Mathematical Association of America!

Suggested Grade Levels: 5th-8th grade (please see the handouts for the activities below and use your best judgement!)

If you're an educator with a class that would like to join us please fill out this form:
https://docs.google.com/a/google.com/forms/d/1VJdVoBq63TwSv71cKTtknk-UJb2Df1iV5LGo0HPIzMQ/viewform

Required Materials:
If you plan to join us or watch along, please provide a handful of chocolate chips or raisins for each student and print out these handouts for your students to do the fun activities with Tim:
1. http://goo.gl/DNKPlf 2. http://goo.gl/hiLJAa 3. http://goo.gl/izgSor

4. http://goo.gl/2GwTbI - These are the formulas presented in MoMath's Formula Moth exhibit for students to see.

Here are some fun practice problems that relate to MoMath's Formula Morph exhibit (appropriate for pre-algebra or algebra students):
1. http://goo.gl/CEjleJ

You can check out some of Tim's amazing educational performances here:
http://hereandnow.wbur.org/2013/12/17/mime-and-math
This Hangout On Air is hosted by National Museum of Mathematics. The live video broadcast will begin soon.
Q&A
Preview
Live
Connected Classrooms: Pi Day at MoMath with Mathematician Tim Chartier
Fri, March 14, 2014, 2:00 PM
Hangouts On Air - Broadcast for free

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Are you looking for a way to celebrate Pi Day with your students? We have something special planned!
 
Come and celebrate Pi Day at MoMath on this Virtual Field Trip with Dr. Tim Chartier and Co-Executive Director of the National Museum of Mathematics, Cindy Lawrence! Interested teachers please see details below.

We'll visit a few of the museum's exhibits, learn to estimate the value of Pi with a handful of chocolate chips or raisins, and get a sneak peek into topics from Tim's book Math Bytes. Best of all, Tim is a professionally trained mime and will introduce some mathematical ideas with his illusions.   

Come and explore engaging ideas in math with this Davidson College professor who has also been named a Math Ambassador by the Mathematical Association of America!

Suggested Grade Levels: 5th-8th grade (please see the handouts for the activities below and use your best judgement!)

If you're an educator with a class that would like to join us please fill out this form:
https://docs.google.com/a/google.com/forms/d/1VJdVoBq63TwSv71cKTtknk-UJb2Df1iV5LGo0HPIzMQ/viewform

Required Materials:
If you plan to join us or watch along, please provide a handful of chocolate chips or raisins for each student and print out these handouts for your students to do the fun activities with Tim:
1. http://goo.gl/DNKPlf 2. http://goo.gl/hiLJAa 3. http://goo.gl/izgSor

You can check out some of Tim's amazing educational performances here:
http://hereandnow.wbur.org/2013/12/17/mime-and-math
This Hangout On Air is hosted by National Museum of Mathematics. The live video broadcast will begin soon.
Q&A
Preview
Live
Connected Classrooms: Pi Day at MoMath with Mathematician Tim Chartier
Fri, March 14, 2014, 2:00 PM
Hangouts On Air - Broadcast for free

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Are you looking for a way to celebrate Pi Day with your students? We have something special planned!

We'd love for your classes to join us for our very first Connected Classrooms Virtual Field Trip next Friday, March 14th from 2:00-3:00pm EST. Suggested grade levels: 5th-8th grade. Please see our event page for details and sign up using this form: http://goo.gl/7I9GJ7

#piday   #piday14   #pidayactivities  
 
Come and celebrate Pi Day at MoMath on this Virtual Field Trip with Dr. Tim Chartier and Co-Executive Director of the National Museum of Mathematics, Cindy Lawrence! Interested teachers please see details below.

We'll visit a few of the museum's exhibits, learn to estimate the value of Pi with a handful of chocolate chips or raisins, and get a sneak peek into topics from Tim's book Math Bytes. Best of all, Tim is a professionally trained mime and will introduce some mathematical ideas with his illusions.   

Come and explore engaging ideas in math with this Davidson College professor who has also been named a Math Ambassador by the Mathematical Association of America!

Suggested Grade Levels: 5th-8th grade (please see the handouts for the activities below and use your best judgement!)

If you're an educator with a class that would like to join us please fill out this form:
https://docs.google.com/a/google.com/forms/d/1VJdVoBq63TwSv71cKTtknk-UJb2Df1iV5LGo0HPIzMQ/viewform

If you plan to join us or watch along, please print out these handouts for your students to do the fun activities with Tim:
1. http://goo.gl/DNKPlf 2. http://goo.gl/hiLJAa 3. http://goo.gl/izgSor

You can check out some of Tim's amazing educational performances here:
http://hereandnow.wbur.org/2013/12/17/mime-and-math
This Hangout On Air is hosted by National Museum of Mathematics. The live video broadcast will begin soon.
Q&A
Preview
Live
Connected Classrooms: Pi Day at MoMath with Mathematician Tim Chartier
Fri, March 14, 2014, 2:00 PM
Hangouts On Air - Broadcast for free

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Thank you for reminding me about the pi day, I am teaching to engineering student, if u have an idea for engg. student suggest me...

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