If your family was wandering through New York City’s Flatiron District and stumbled across a museum you knew nothing about other than its name – in this case, the National Museum of Mathematics, aka MoMath – would you pay the admission ($16 for adults, $10 for children 12 and under; buy online for a $1 discount per ticket) and check it out simply because it looked interesting? My family went in for an undercover field test and here’s what we found.
Methodology: Our research team consisted of my children, ages 13, 10, and 6; my wife, who holds a business degree and was also a math major in college (by choice); and me, somewhat math deficient and thankful every day that I married someone who isn’t. The five of us evaluated the museum on a 1-10 scale across the following four categories. Read more