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National Math Festival

The Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI) and the Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) will host the National Math Festival, to occur on April 18 in several Smithsonian museums in Washington, D.C. A highlight of this year’s festival is the first annual awarding of Mathical: Books for Kids from Tots to Teens, a new, national book prize recognizing the most inspiring math-related fiction and nonfiction books for young people of all ages presented by (MSRI) and the Children’s Book Council (CBC).

The free public celebration, organized in cooperation with the Smithsonian Institution, will feature more than 40 unique performances, interactive exhibits, lectures, and activities for all ages designed to inspire appreciation for the importance, beauty, and fun of math. Events will take place at the Smithsonian’s Enid A. Haupt Garden, the S. Dillon Ripley Center, the National Museum of Natural History, the National Air and Space Museum, the National Museum of African Art, and the Freer and Sackler Galleries, among others.

For more information on the National Math Festival, visit www.MathFest.org, connect on Facebook, or follow the Festival on Twitter @mathmoves. 

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