JRMF supports locally organized after-school mathematics events
Discover mathematics festivals near you. Attend, volunteer, and sponsor locally organized after-school mathematics events for grades K-12.
Nancy Blachman, founder of the Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival, has written a letter for The New York Times about keeping math fun and thought-provoking for students.
Interested in organizing a festival?
Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival will provide support for organizing successful events, including mathematical content and assistance with recruitment and logistics.
“It’s refreshing to see a festival that brings this stuff to light, and in such a relaxed atmosphere. If you’re lucky enough to have a JRMF near you, don’t miss it! It’s the best math party around.”
– Vi Hart, Mathemusician
Explore problem sets, activities, puzzles, and games
Find age-appropriate math content from our databank of over 100 activities.
‘I wish they did this every single weekend. I can’t wait for the next one!’
‘I thought it was fun. There were a lot of interesting things to do and you don’t even know that you’re doing math.’
‘I liked working together with my friends. The teacher at the table didn’t help us much. We did this ourselves.’
Engage students with the support of a community
Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival engages many types of students through creative problem solving and critical thinking. Festivals are community events that bring together institutions, organizations, and community members as constituents celebrate mathematics.
‘Our goal was to get kids past being calculators to instead being mathematicians, thinkers and problem solvers. Math doesn’t necessarily have to look the way it does traditionally during the school week.’
‘If we can present math through puzzles and problem-solving in a non-threatening, fun environment – we can host it for kids – that is what it is all about. That is where learning occurs.’
‘We know that kids start to lose interest in STEM careers or math by the time they reach middle school. This is a great way to keep them engaged, keeping those future career pathways open to them longer than if they start to shut down and lose interest in math.’
Support our Educational Non-profit
As Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival expands its reach to offer festivals to a wider audience, we are seeking to impact students who don’t regularly see this face of mathematics. To ensure every child has an opportunity to participate, we are seeking tax-deductible donations, volunteers and other forms of support.