MoMath, the National Museum of Mathematics, is an award-winning museum in New York City that highlights the role of mathematics in illuminating the patterns and structures all around us. The museum’s exhibits, galleries, and programs are designed to stimulate inquiry, spark curiosity, and reveal the wonders of mathematics.
During this time of upheaval caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, students need opportunities to experience community, connect, and feel a sense of closure before heading off for the summer. How can teachers provide such opportunities at the close of the school year?
Budding young artists, photographers, or digital experts will appreciate the Master Class offerings that are part of Smithsonian Summer Virtual Adventures. Designed for students in grades 6–11, these weeklong studio courses help students develop specialized skills as they create personal projects inspired by Smithsonian collections.
As we begin to resume many aspects of our lives that have been on hold since the start of the pandemic, we can continue to reflect on the impacts of COVID-19, not only as teachers and parents but also through the eyes of students. The filmCocoon, made during lockdown in March 2020, offers a window to begin this conversation.
To help students think critically about American society, The New York Times has compiled 28 graphs covering topics such as healthcare, education, and income. Among the graphs are examples that show how the coronavirus pandemic complicated the inequalities deeply entrenched in our society, as well as laid bare and widened these disparities.