The 2019 National Math Festival date and presenter lineup will be announced during our kickoff event on April 19th: a Live Online Q&A with Dr. Mary Lou Zeeman on "Math, Tipping Points, and Planet Earth"!
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The National Math Festival brings together some of the most fascinating mathematicians of our time to inspire and challenge participants of all ages to see math in new and exciting ways. The 2017 Festival featured lectures, hands-on demos, art, films, performances, puzzles, games, children’s book readings, and more for all ages.
Looking Back at the 2017 Festival
Learn what drew 20,000 math lovers of all ages to Washington, D.C. on April 22!
View the 2017 Festival Schedule of Events
View Photos and Videos from the 2017 Festival, including dozens of recorded presentations
Download the 2017 Festival booklet (PDF)
View all 2017 Festival individual and organizational presenter profiles
Explore 2017 Festival sponsors and program collaborators below!
The 2017 Festival program included lectures given by some of the country’s most interesting mathematicians, aimed at a general audience of high schoolers and above. Many talks showcased the playful side of math, illustrated the applications of math in daily life—or both!
Celebrate math wherever you are!
The National Math Festival takes place in Washington, D.C., but for those located outside the U.S. capital region, science museums around the United States hosted satellite events as part of Mathematics and Statistics Awareness Month in April 2017.
Join us online—all year round! While you’re waiting for the next Festival, you can explore More Math! activities, with a curated collection of games, magic tricks, logic puzzles, videos, books, and more. We add new content each month, and there’s sure to be something for everyone to enjoy!