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Magic Mathworks Travelling Circus
Experiencing Mathematics through Sight, Sound, Touch and Movement

Maths communication links

Annual/Biennial… Conference

Location e-mail Parent organisation / notes
Bridges The mathematics of art

Usually end July/early August

Mathematics of Various Entertaining Subjects (MOVES) Usually early August
Recreational mathematics colloquium Lisbon, Portugal Under the banner G4G (Gatherings for Gardner)
Vulgarisation des mathématiques

 

 

 

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Under the auspices of the Espace Mathématique Francophone
Conference takes place at different places in the French-speaking world mid-October……………………………………………MoMath, Imaginary,               early September

Apparatus Supplier

Location e-mail Parent organisation / notes
Beevers Molecular Models Edinburgh With their ‘Improbabubbles’ kit you can perform the Circus soap film experiments
Findel Education Nottingham Supplies Multilink cubes (2 cm edge)
Math Love Namyangju-si. South Korea Manufactures and sells maths puzzles. Provides Internet suggestions for use at www.spielmathe.co.kr
Polydron International Cirencester, U.K. In the Circus we use ff. kits.
Polydron Original: ‘solid’ interlocking regular polygons
Polydron Frameworks: the ‘open’ form
Polydron Sphera: segments of cylinders, spheres and cones
Polydron Revolution: gears and a base plate
Spiel Mathe

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Mathmaker

 

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Fibonacci Clocks

Seoul, South Korea

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Rotterdam

 

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info@ideasintime.co.uk

Sells maths puzzles

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Beautifully-finished hand-made models to order and kits for sale ………………………………………

Clocks for sale whose actions illustrate mathematical principles in beautiful ways

Exhibition

Location e-mail Parent organisation / notes
Exposiçåo Matemateca Såo Paulo, Brazil Though the exhibition has now finished, it is likely the exhibits will continue to be made available in some form.
Hypathia – Alexandrian Mathematics 405 – 2015 Mateureka, Museo del Calcolo, Rimini April – August 2015
MaTeinItaly Milan, Italy Although the staging at the Milan Triennale has finished,
a .pdf (in Italian) can be downloaded. The subheading translates ‘Discovering the future’. The exhibition is now available for hire.
Mathatlon Plzeñ, Czech Republic The subject of Mathatlon is the mathematics of sport.
Techmania Science Centre
MatheMachen Inspirata, Leipzig; Berliner Technik Museum, Berlin

Exhibition for Loan or Hire

Location e-mail Parent organisation / notes
Geometry Playground + Geometry Garden USA Exploratorium. Make-&-do instructions on website.
Math Midway 2 Go This is a selection of stations from Math Midway available to smaller venues.
Measure Island Australia Questacon
Pizza: Any Way You Slice It! Omaha Children’s Museum
Techniquest Maths Kit

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Espaces Imaginaires

Wales

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contact@
mathcymru.org
Pierre.berger@normalesup.org
Techniquest

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A mathematical and artistic exploration of 3 dimensions

Current languages: French, Portuguese

 

Hands-on Maths Centre

Location e-mail Parent organisation / notes
Erlebnisland Mathematik Dresden, Germany via website part of the Technischen Sammlung
Haus der Mathematik Vienna, Austria
Matematica Sao Paulo, Brazil Navigate to page
Mathematikum Giessen, Germany albrecht.beutelspacher@
math.de
Mathemuseum Tirol Stams, Austria
MathLove Math Museum Namyangju-si, South Korea The exhibits are those made and sold by Math Love
MiMa (Museum for minerals and mathematics) Oberwolfach, Germany Computer interactivities using specially-developed software
MMACA (Museu de Mathemàtiques de Catalunya) Cornellà de Llobregat, Barcelona, Spain The plan is to enlarge the collection, which at present occupies one floor of the Palau Mercader Cornella.
Museum of Mathematics (MoMath) New York, U.S.A.
Sesi Matemática Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
The Garden of Archimedes Florence, Italy archimede@
math.unifi.it
World of Mathematics

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Meet Math Museum

St Petersburg, Russia

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East Jerusalem

 

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Al-Quds University,      language: Arabic

Hands-on Maths Publisher

Location e-mail Parent organisation / notes
Tarquin books St Albans, U.K.

Interactive Website

Location e-mail Parent organisation / notes
Experiencing Mathematics Make-&-do instructions
Math Physics Explore
Mathematical Etudes
Mathematics Illuminated
MathePrisma
MathSite
MATRIX (Mathematics And Technology Revealed In Exhibition)
San Antonio Virtual and Interactive Geometry
Virtual Math Museum

Internet Maths Magazine

Location e-mail Parent organisation / notes
cs4fn (Computer Science for Fun)
Plus Cambridge, U.K. Intended for older students

Part of the Millennium Mathematics Project

The Aperiodical
Wild About Math!

Maths Busking

Location e-mail Parent organisation / notes
Marcus’ Marvellous Mathemagicians Oxford, U.K. Coded M3 in individual listings
Maths Busking London, U.K. Coded MB in individual listings

Maths Museum

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Musaeum Mathematikum Collegii Clementini Prague

Maths Popularisation

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The Millennium Mathematics Project

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Mathematics in Europe

Cambridge, U.K.

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Coded MMP in individual listings

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website (see also listing under ‘Umbrella organisation’)

Maths Presentation

Location e-mail Parent organisation / notes
Gresham College Professor London, U.K. Coded G in individual listings
London Mathematical Society Holgate Lecturer London, U.K. Coded L in individual listings
Maths Inspiration London, U.K. Coded MI in individual listings
Royal Institution Professor London, U.K. Coded R in individual listings

Maths Trail

Location e-mail Parent organisation / notes
Marcus’ Marvellous Mathemagicians Oxford, U.K.
Maths in the City London
Random walks Oxford

Maths Week

Location e-mail Parent organisation / notes
La semaine des mathématiques The French national maths week
Mid-March
Maths Week Ireland October 12 – 20
New Zealand Maths Week August 10 – 14 (2015)

Model Land – & Cityscapes

Location e-mail Parent organisation / notes
Bourton-on-the-Water Bourton-on-the-Water, England Scale: 1:9
Madurodam The Hague, Netherlands Scale: 1:25
Miniatur Wunderland Hamburg,

Germany

Scale: 1:87

working models

National Maths Club

Location e-mail Parent organisation / notes
Animath Paris, France
Living Maths Cape Town, South Africa livmath@
iafrica.com
An Internet link extends the activities of the club internationally.
Maths Jam 30 international centres Always meet 2nd to last Tuesday of month
Maths Jams Meetings at local centres, internationally linked via the Internet,
the next to last Tuesday in each month at 7.00 pm local time
NRICH Cambridge, U.K. International in fact

Part of The Millennium Mathematics Project

Poster Exhibition

Location e-mail Parent organisation / notes
Maths on the Underground London, U.K. The posters celebrated Maths Year 2000. The are displayed on the site. print versions are available from the Mathematical Association (www.m-a.org.uk)

Printed Maths Magazine

Location e-mail Parent organisation / notes
Math Horizons Published quarterly by the Mathematical Association of America
Symmetry+ Leicester, U.K. Published by The Mathematical Association

Resource Listing

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The Art of Problem Solving

Roadshow

Location e-mail Parent organisation / notes
Erlebnisland Mathematik Dresden, Germany Via website Tours locally; loan kits also available to local schools.
Flip it, Fold it, Figure it out:
Playing with Math
FunMaths Roadshow Tours U.K. marchant@liv.ac.uk
Hands-on Maths Roadshow Tours UK mmp@maths.cam.ac.uk Millennium Mathematics Project
Horizons mathématiques
Imaginary Oberwolfach, Germany network@
imaginary.org
Imaginary is open to exhibit ideas through its website
Math Alive! Applications of mathematics. Tours internationally.
Math experiences
Math Midway Tours USA
Mathematics experiences Tours Catalonia, Spain
Mathematik zum Anfassen Tours internationally Mathematikum
MathLove Seoul, South Korea An exhibition of models made and sold by Spiel Mathe
Maths alive Porto, Portugal Tours Portugal
Maths in a Suitcase Tours U.K. svanzeller@
aol.com
MiniMathematikum
Symmetry, Mirror Games Tours Portugal atractor@
atractor.pt
The Atractor Group
Tenix Questacon Maths Squad Tours Australia Questacon
The Magic Mathworks Travelling Circus Tours internationally stephenson@
mathcircus.demon.co.uk
There are three main collections of apparatus stationed respectively at: Böhmerstraße 66, Essen, Germany; Lifetime Lab, Cork, Eire; George Eliot School, Nuneaton

Science Centre Gallery

Location e-mail Parent organisation / notes
Deutsches Museum Mathematisches Kabinett Munich, Germany
Deutsches Technikmuseum Berlin:
Spectrum (stations within)
Berlin, Germany
Heureka:
Science Park Galilei (stations within)
Vantaa, Finland
Inspirata (Centre for Mathematical and Scientific Education) Leipzig, Germany
ix-quadrat Garching, Germany
MateFitness, La palestra della matematica Genoa, Italy Not in a science centre but in the Palazzo Ducale. Open only weekends 15.30 – 19.00.
Has a Web presence at www.archimedes-lab.org .
Math Space Vienna, Austria
Matheliebe/Love Maths Naturkundemuseum, Graz, Austria A smartphone app is available.
Mathématiques Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie
Palais de la découverte Paris, France Salles de Mathématiques
Phäno Wolfsburg Wolfsburg, Germany Many maths interactives among the science exhibits
Symmetry, Mirror Games Porto, Portugal
Technorama MatheMagie Winterthur, Switzerland
The Experimentarium: Mathematics Hellerup, Denmark
The Exploratorium (stations within) San Francisco, U.S.A
The Mathematics Palace

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The Science Museum: the Winton mathematics gallery

Borås, Sweden

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London, England

 

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Applications of mathematics and the people behind them

Science Centre Programme

Location e-mail Parent organisation / notes
Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain Paris, France Mathematics for kids
Life Newcastle, England In-house: Mathstastic
Math Space Vienna, Austria info@
math.space.or.at
Techniquest
The mathematics of planet Earth Deutsches Technikmuseum, Berlin, Germany A temporary exhibition (2014-5)
TQG Outreach: maths kits

Software

Location e-mail Parent organisation / notes
Cabri Geometry
Cinderella
GeCla This is designed to accompany the program ‘Simetria’. ‘GeClaMini’ is an adaptation for small children.
Geogebra
i-Ornament
Simetria
Surfer
The Geometer’s Sketchpad

Umbrella Organisation

Location e-mail Parent organisation / notes
Matemateca Sâo Paulo, Brazil
Mathematics in Europe
The Millennium Mathematics Project Cambridge, U.K.

University Department Gallery

Location e-mail Parent organisation / notes
Atractor Porto, Portugal Particularly famous for the software Simetria.
The hope is to have a hands-on centre.The pattern-generating software GeCla, for both Windows and Mac, may be downloaded, though it is still at the ‘beta’ stage at this date (14.4.15).
ELTE Matematikai Múzeum Budapest, Hungary
MMLAB Modena, Italy There are 100 geometrical instruments, reconstructed from historical designs, most designed to perform a particular construction. The physical models are used with children but are more widely available as CABRI files.
Passauer Mathe-Museum Passau, Germany

University Exhibition

Location e-mail Parent organisation / notes
Felix Klein Zentrum für Mathematik,Technische Universität, Kaiserslautern Kaiserslautern, Germany Exhibits work done in conjunction with the Fraunhofer Institut für Techno- und Wissentschaftsmathematik (ITWM)
Interdisciplinary Centre for Scientific Computing (IWR) Heidelberg
Interdisciplinary Centre for Scientific Computing (IWR), Heidelberg Heidelberg, Germany

University Outreach Scheme

Location e-mail Parent organisation / notes
(General) Coded U in individual listings
BTIN (Bath Taps INto Science) Bath, U.K.

Websites for Builders of Mathematical Models

Location e-mail Parent organisation / notes
CutOutFoldUp
Dave Mitchell
HTwins.net
John Sharp
Math Monday
Mathcraft
The Bridges Organisation Go to ‘Galleries’ for something to aspire to.
The Geometry Garret
The Institute for Figuring Los Angeles, U.S.A. The IFF has premises, runs workshops and tours exhibitions.
At this date (5.11.14) the premises have been severely damaged by fire.
Zacharyabel

Workshop

Location e-mail Parent organisation / notes
Alan Davies U.K. U (Hertfordshire)
Andrew Jeffrey U.K.
Ben Sparks U.K. MB, MI
Caoline Ainslie (‘Bubblz’) U.K.
Caroline Series U.K. U (Warwick)
Chris Budd U.K. L, MI, R, U (Bath)
Claire Ellis U.K. MI
Colin Wright U.K. MI
Colva Roney-Dougal U.K. U (St Andrews)
Cyril Isenberg U.K. C.Isenberg@
kent.ac.uk
U (Kent)
David Abrahams U.K. MB, U (Manchester)
David Acheson U.K. MI, U (Oxford)
David Schley U.K. MB, Institute of Animal Health
David Spiegelhalter U.K. MI, MMP, U (Cambridge)
Dorothy Buck U.K. U (Imperial)
Doug Williams (Mathematics Task Centre Project) Australia & overseas
Ed McCann U.K. MI
Helen Byrne U.K. U (Oxford)
Helen Pilcher U.K. MI
Hilary Costello U.K. MI, U (Cambridge)
Hilary Weller U.K. U (Reading)
Hugh Hunt U.K. MI, U (Cambridge)
Ian Stewart U.K. U (Warwick)
James Blowey U.K. L, U (Durham)
James Grime U.K. MMP, U (Cambridge)
Jane Wright U.K. U (Bath)
John Barrow U.K. G, U (Cambridge)
John Roberts U.K. MI, U (Manchester)
Julia Collins U.K. U (Edinburgh)
Kate Bellingham U.K. MI
Katie Chicot U.K. MI, U (Open)
Katie Steckles U.K. MB
Kevin Houston U.K. L, U (Leeds)
Kjartan Poskitt (‘Murderous Maths’) U.K.
Living Maths Cape Town, South Africa steve@livingmaths.com Steve Sherman offers workshops nationally and, by invitation, internationally.
Marcus du Sautoy U.K. M3 (founder), U (Oxford)
Mark Biddiss (‘The Mathemagical Workshop’) U.K.
Mark Lewney U.K. MI
Matt Parker (‘Stand-up Maths’) U.K. MB, MI, U (QMC)
Mike Fletcher U.K. MI
Mike Spivey U.K. L, U (Oxford)
Paul Shepherd U.K. MI, U (Bath)
Peter McOwan U.K. U (QMC)
Reidun Twarock U.K. U (York)
Richard Lissamann U.K. MI
Rob Eastaway U.K. MI (founder)
Sara Santos U.K. MB
Simon Singh U.K. MI
Steve Humble (‘Dr Maths’) U.K. MB
Steve Mould U.K. MI
Sue Rowe U.K. MI
Thomas Woolley U.K. M3
Tom Korner U.K. G, U (Oxford)
Tom Noddy U.K.
Jerry Walker U.K.

YouTube Performance

Location e-mail Parent organisation / notes
Patterns of Life Click on ‘Playlists’ then ‘Patterns of Life’.
Vi Hart

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