uses a variety of hands-on activities to make experimenting with
concepts at the heart of math memorable and fun. Investigate
basic math ideas and their meaning by exploring ratios and
proportions in an interactive and playful way. The new,
temporary exhibition also draws upon the power of teamwork,
using partner activity and conversation to advance mathematical
Stop by Imagination Station and tackle numbers, ratios and
proportions like never before.
helps kids (and adults!) see math as a fun and creative
exercise. After a year of schooling in front of a screen, this
interactive exhibit encourages learning in a hands-on,
experiential way that makes it memorable and sparks curiosity.
It will reignite a passion for STEAM (Science, Technology,
Engineering, Art and Math) in children before the next school
year,” Sloan Eberly Mann, Education Director at Imagination
Highlights of Math Moves include:
Discover how your rate of motion affects a custom digital graph.
Walk back and forth slowly then try again quickly, how does the
graph change? Grab a partner and see how your motion graphs
Experiment with the placement of objects to make your own shadow
stories or scenes. By moving these objects—growing or reducing
the size of its shadow—you can directly experience concepts of
ratio and proportion.
Create rhythmic percussive sounds using wheels. The smaller
wheels have clickers that sound with each turn. The frequency of
the clicks depends on the diameter of the small wheel and where
it contacts the larger, turning wheel. This allows you to see
and hear the rhythm of proportions and the frequency of
There’s more to explore in the Math Moves exhibit. Stop
by during regular science center hours and see for yourself.
There is NO extra charge to explore the exhibit. It is free with
paid admission or membership to Imagination Station.
Math Moves Temporary Exhibit Opens
Saturday, July 17, 2021
1 Discovery Way, Toledo, Ohio 43604
Hours of Operation
Tuesday - Saturday: 10am-5pm
is developed by a partnership between the Science Museum of
Minnesota; Explora, Albuquerque; the Museum of Life & Science,
Durham; the Museum of Science, Boston; the Center for Research
in Mathematics and Science Education (CRMSE) at San Diego State
University, and TERC, Cambridge, with support from the National