Laundry Math, An Inside-Out View of the World With James Tanton

04/03/13 | 4-5:30pm

National Museum of Mathematics (MoMath)

11 E. 26th St. Map

(212) 542-0566

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Mathematics exists all around us, but did you know that mathematical principles can even be found in your laundry?

Using pants, shirts, and socks, popular British mathematician James Tanton will investigate key elements of topology, the mathematical study of the properties of shapes and surfaces that remain the same even when an object is stretched or bent. Can a t-shirt be turned inside out without altering the overall surface area? Can clothes be turned inside out while still being worn? Can two people holding hands turn their clothes inside out without disconnecting? Stop by to find out.

Venue Description: The country's only cultural institution devoted solely to mathematics, featuring state-of-the-art exhibitions and programming for all ages. By Subway: Take the #6, F, M, N, or R to 23rd Street, or the #6, N, or R to 28th Street. Please note the F, M, N, and R lines run closest to MoMath.

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