There is wonder in numbers, and the curators of a new museum just opened in Manhattan hope to prove it. The National Museum of Mathematics 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. Founder Glen Whitney says the idea is to show people the “fun, beautiful” things done with mathematics.
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