July 11, 2014
Weekend in NoMad: Math With Chocolate at MoMath
Head over to MoMath tonight and start your weekend off with something tasty and educational. MoMath continues their Family Fridays series with “Curb Summer Learning Loss With Chocolate,” a hands-on chocolate-based math lesson.
The event features Professor Tim Chartier, author of Math Bytes: Google Bombs, Chocolate-Covered Pi and Other Cool Bits in Computing. Chartier’s work focuses on making math and computing relatable to the everyday world around us. Math Bytes uses illustration and a range of pop cultural references, from Twitter and celebrity doppelgangers to Homer Simpson and March Madness, to illustrate otherwise dry concepts like Fermt’s Last Theorem, Google’s PageRank algorithm and basic calculus.
Chartier’s MoMath event will focus on simpler, family-friends concepts that can be understood through the aide of M&Ms and other chocolates and home-made mosaics. The event takes place tonight at 6:30 p.m. and is free to attend. For more information, and to register, visit the MoMath Family Fridays page.