Meet the Museum of Mathematics

A visitor to the new National Museum of Mathematics rides a tricycle with square wheels in New York, Monday, Dec. 17, 2012. The museum is aimed at kids aged 8 to 13, and curators have given the place a playground feel. The 40 exhibits include a "wall of fire" made up of laser lights that teaches kids about geometry and a square-wheeled tricycle that still manages to produce a smooth ride thanks to a wavy track. ((AP Photo/Seth Wenig))
December 26, 2012 9:28:01 AM PST
It's a museum that really adds up -- the brand-new Museum of Mathematics.

Displays bring math principles to life with exhibits that leave school kids squealing with delight. One is a "Coaster Roller" that glides over plastic acorns.

Another is a square-wheeled tricycle that rides smoothly, because the wheels fit into gaps in the track.

MoMath, as it's called, opened earlier this month in Manhattan. The museum's Cindy Lawrence says the exhibits show how creative math can be.


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