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A door handle in the shape of pi is seen at the new National Museum of Mathematics in New York. The museum is aimed at kids aged 8 to 13, and curators have given the place a playground feel.

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Bronx Preparatory Charter School student Pablo Flores experiments with an exhibit called the Human Tree at the new National Museum of Mathematics.

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Children run across an interactive exhibit at the new National Museum of Mathematics in New York.

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Students play with interlocking shapes at the museum's Tessellation Station at the National Museum of Mathematics. The museum's 40 exhibits include a "wall of fire" made up of laser lights that teaches kids about geometry and a square-wheeled tricycle that still manages to produce a smooth ride thanks to a wavy track.

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A visitor to the National Museum of Mathematics rides a tricycle with square wheels.

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Squealing schoolchildren ride a square-wheeled tricycle and a "Coaster Roller" that glides over plastic acorns. Downstairs, they fit monkey magnets together at the "Tessellation Station." This is how math is presented at New York City's new Museum of Mathematics, the only museum of its kind in the United States and a place where math is anything but boring.
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    • A door handle in the shape of pi is seen at the new National Museum of Mathematics in New York. The museum is aimed at kids aged 8 to 13, and curators have given the place a playground feel.
    •  Bronx Preparatory Charter School student Pablo Flores experiments with an exhibit called the Human Tree at the new National Museum of Mathematics.
    •  Children run across an interactive exhibit at the new National Museum of Mathematics in New York.
    •  Students play with interlocking shapes at the museum’s Tessellation Station at the National Museum of Mathematics. The museum’s 40 exhibits include a “wall of fire” made up of laser lights that teaches kids about geometry and a square-wheeled tricycle that still manages to produce a smooth ride thanks to a wavy track.
    •  A visitor to the National Museum of Mathematics rides a tricycle with square wheels.
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