Math Midway Press

Highlights

Teaching Children Mathematics

02.2012"Come one, come all to the biggest carnival in townâ€”the Math Midway mathematics carnival."

Newark Star-Ledger

10.25.2011New exhibit shows fun, unexpected ways in which often-dreaded school subject affects everyday life

"[The] *Math Midway* kicks off "The Year of Math," an effort to engage students, teachers and families in the world of mathematics."

Thousand Oaks Acorn

05.12.2011Scholar seeks solution to ultimate problem: Making math fun

"The Discovery Center for Science and Technology wants to kick-start young minds into mathematical gear with the *Math Midway* traveling exhibition."

MSNBC.COM

06.14.2010Science fest goes wider on the Web

"Kids and kindred spirits have fun with geometric toys during the 2010 World Science Festival Youth and Family Street Fair in New York City."

New York Newsday

06.14.2010A Carnival Theme at a Traveling Math Museum

"The *Math Midway*, a precursor to a Museum of Math, set to open in Manhattan in early 2012, is open daily through July 6 in Stony Brook."

New York Times

06.03.2010Ensuring Math Isn't Just a Museum Exhibit

"I had a jarring moment Wednesday night as I talked with some of the science, math and engineering luminaries attending the World Science Festival celebration ... In the crowd was Glen Whitney, a young mathematician who excitedly explained that he was creating the country's first Museum of Mathematics."

The New Yorker

08.03.2009"The idea behind the museum, which doesn't yet have a home, is that math is ubiquitous, [and] supercool..."

New York Times

06.16.2009
*Math Midway* Takes Shape, Go Figure

The *Math Midway* "turned the common conception of mathematics into a circus of square-wheeled tricycles, giant blocks
and simulated roller coasters... combining the mobility of a state-fair swath of carny booths with the slick execution of an educational theme park."

Broadcast Coverage

Radio 1010 WINS

08.20.2009Math Underlies Simply Everything: Pedal on the Petals

"Whitney aims to inspire middle schoolers by taking his exhibit school to school, town to town..."

Here and Now

08.10.2009"Not surprisingly, [Glen Whitney] sees math everywhere; he gives math tours, and he's created a traveling math exhibit."

FiOS 1 Long Island

06.10.2009 (aired 07.06.2009)
"...Whitney has started a traveling exhibition, the *Math Midway*, to give the public a taste of the kind of interactive exhibits the museum will someday house."

Written Articles

Plano Profile

10.02.2010
Sci-Tech Discovery Center Presents *Math Midway*

"A 10-year vision has become a reality for business leaders and community members who worked tirelessly to open the newly renovated Frisco Discovery Center. The $3 million museum is home to a black box theater, the Frisco Association for the Arts, and the interactive Sci-Tech Discovery Center, where, currently, *Math Midway* is adding up to be a success."

Lancaster Sunday News

04.25.2010New Math Exhibit Comes to Science Factory

"If you think of math as a forest. ... In school, you basically see one straight road bulldozed through it. Here at the *Math Midway*, you can take a stroll."

Mommy Poppins Magazine

03.15.2010Making Math Fun For Everyone at the NY Hall of Science

"The Midway brings the hidden math all around us to life and illustrates that it is more than simply numbers on a piece of paper. Not to mention a lot of fun."

Queens Tribune

02.18.2010
*Math Midway* Delights Boro Students

"I learned a lot about math. I used to hate math but after this, now I like it."

Time Out New York: Kids

02.11.2010"Whoever said math was just for squares sure was wrong."

Our Town

09.17.2009
"Ultra-modern and slick, the *Math Midway* exhibit seems to have ubiquitous appeal."

Working Mother

08.12.2009Family Focus - Make Summer Count

"[I]n this age of graphing calculators and computers that do everything for us, how do we show kids how to connect math to the life they lead?"

Inside Medford

08.04.2009Medford Residents Create Puzzles for Math Museum

"The Kosticks were recently commissioned to create four giant twelve-piece magnetic puzzles ... for the *Math Midway*, America's first interactive math museum."

The New Yorker

08.03.2009"The idea behind the museum, which doesn't yet have a home, is that math is ubiquitous, [and] supercool..."

New York Newsday

07.05.2009"[Glen Whitney] understood what a vital role a museum of mathematics could play in society. And he has set out to make that happen."

Pensions and Investments

06.29.2009Ex-Analyst Finds Right Equation to Fulfill Dream

"'The quote of the day came from one little girl who, pointing to one of the life-size puzzles, yelled out, "Mommy, there's math in there." That's one soul we've converted.'"

New York Daily Photo

06.16.2009
*Math Midway* Featured in New York Daily Photo

"The *Math Midway* was beautifully put together in a weaving of colors, demonstrations, performances, signs, brochures, ideas and people."

New York Times

06.16.2009
*Math Midway* Takes Shape, Go Figure

The *Math Midway* "turned the common conception of mathematics into a circus of square-wheeled tricycles, giant blocks
and simulated roller coasters... combining the mobility of a state-fair swath of carny booths with the slick execution of an educational theme park."

MAA's Math Digital Library

06.12.2009
*Math Midway* to Debut in New York City

"The midway's unique exhibits will include items such as square-wheeled tricycles and a plane of laser light that passes through plastic polyhedra to create surprising cross sections."

New York Daily News

06.09.2009New Yorker Glen Whitney Quits Hedge Fund Job to Create Math Museum

"We want to show the things in math that are fresh and new and are very much related to everyday life," he said, citing baseball, poker and traffic management as arenas where math plays a central role."

Gelf Magazine

04.09.2009"[Non-mathematicians] need to understand that there are more forms of math than they ever dreamed of, that the world of math is open for exploration by anybody, and that math is something to enjoy and take delight in."

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