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Jerry P. Becker

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Big Event: Pythagorize the Flatiron Building! [NYC]
Posted: Nov 8, 2013 1:40 PM
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MoMath ... and You ... Pythagorize the Flatiron Building!

Pythagorize the Flatiron

On December 5, 2013, Manhattan will see an awesome, one-of-a-kind
spectacle when the National Museum of Mathematics, New York's newest
museum landmark, presents a math event that lights up one of the
city's oldest landmarks: the Flatiron Building.

In what might be one of the most unusual events of this holiday
season, MoMath will create a stunning illuminated demonstration of
the Pythagorean Theorem.

By surrounding the entire structure with glow sticks, held in place
by hundreds of New Yorkers, the length of the shimmering sides will
show that the Flatiron Building is roughly based on a 5-12-13 right
triangle. (It's no coincidence that this event takes place on the
only date in the next 92 years that includes this famous Pythagorean
triple.) A further, even larger, display of three huge squares will
form a demonstration of the famous theorem: a2 + b2 = c2.
[a squared + b squared = c squared]

"Pythagorize the Flatiron," the first in a series of MoMath
MathHappening events, promises to be the biggest, most amazing
mathematics demonstration New York City has ever seen.

Participants are invited for hot chocolate and cookies at MoMath,
immediately following this momentous event.

MoMath... and You... Pythagorize the Flatiron Building!

When: December 5th, 2013 6:45 PM through 7:30 PM

Where - Location:
Flatiron Building
175 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10010
United States

Contact: Email:


Jerry P. Becker
Dept. of Curriculum & Instruction
Southern Illinois University
625 Wham Drive
Mail Code 4610
Carbondale, IL 62901-4610
Phone: (618) 453-4241 [O]
(618) 457-8903 [H]
Fax: (618) 453-4244

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