2017 Festival: Gathering 4 Gardner

Gathering 4 Gardner

G4G-logo-color-590pxThe Mathematical Sciences Research Institute welcomes Gathering 4 Gardner to the 2017 National Math Festival!

Gathering 4 Gardner Foundation works to honor the achievements of Martin Gardner by promoting the lucid exposition of new and accessible ideas in recreational mathematics, magic, puzzles, and philosophy, as well as encouraging further creative work in these areas by enthusiasts of all ages.

Magic, Math, and Puzzles! Celebration of Mind

Come visit G4G for some mathematical magic, puzzle play, or “mathemagical” paper activities that you can take home to share with your friends and family! Gathering 4 Gardner (G4G) Foundation works to honor the legacy of mathematics popularizer Martin Gardner by promoting accessible ideas in recreational math, magic, and puzzles, as well as encouraging further creative work in these areas by enthusiasts of all ages.

Impromptu Magic and Math: Learn Stunts to Dazzle your Friends and Family!

MarkMitton-JamesGardnerMagician Mark Mitton and educator Dr. James Gardner will teach you magic tricks, puzzles, and mathematical curiosities from the writings of the legendary Martin Gardner. Join us as they share secrets to feats that you can perform with everyday objects, anywhere and anytime! Playing with surprise is a great way to prepare for and consider the wonders of math. This is a dynamic workshop with lots of fun for the whole family.

The Art of Misdirection

Join professional magician Mark Mitton for math, magic, and fun — by way of misdirection!

Mathematical Card Magic! Celebration of Mind

You can learn a lot of math, and have a lot of fun, with a simple deck of cards. Dr. Colm Mulcahy will demonstrate and teach half a dozen entertaining card tricks that work by themselves, with no sleight of hand, because of underlying *mathemagical* principles. Algebra, combinations, and probability are just some of type of math that make this mixture of classic and new effects work.