Shapes Abound: The Squared Triangle Bench and New Pentagonal Tessellation Station Tiles Arrive at MoMath

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    When:
    January 26, 2015 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm America/New York Timezone
    2015-01-26T09:00:00-05:00
    2015-01-26T17:00:00-05:00
    Where:
    National Museum of Mathematics
    11 East 26th Street, New York, NY 10010
    USA

    Shapes Abound: The Squared Triangle Bench and New Pentagonal Tessellation Station Tiles Arrive at MoMath

    At the Museum of Mathematics

    Monday, January 26, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

    Discover the power of shapes with MoMath’s newest additions. Visitors will transform a hinged square into a triangle and back again with the Squared Triangle Bench, specially designed for MoMath by Stanford student Alejandro Palandjoglou.  They can also check out the three new types of pentagonal tiles at Tessellation Station: Cairo, Prismatic, and the mirrored Versatile.  By using Cairo and Prismatic pentagons – recently proven to create the most efficient convex pentagonal tilings – to construct tessellation patterns, guests may discover a pattern that’s entirely new to mathematics! Included with Museum admission.