Meet Math Museum
|Opening year||Dec 2007|
|Exhibition surface||650 m2|
|N. of exhibits||45|
|N. of visitors (yearly)||40 000|
|Address||University street, Al Quds University, |
Meet Math museum is a mathematics museum in Jerusalem, Palestine. The museum depends on several departments of the Al Quds University (which acts as an incubator). Many professors and staff from the university help with the development of the exhibits, and with the attention to visitors.
Al-Quds University opened in February 2007 the Meet Math Museum, the first interactive mathematics museum in Palestine, on its campus in Abu dies. The project was possible thanks to funding from the European Commission and Campania region in Italy. It was a joint effort between al-Quds University and the city of science in Naples.
MeetMath is considered an important scientific landmarks in Al-Quds University. It displays a large number of interactive mathematical exhibits that explain many natural phenomena from a scientific point of view. Visitors will pass through seven islands, with a selection of mathematical themes that contain more than 40 exhibits.
The main sections (islands) are: Numbers, Patterns, Structure, Shape, Computing, Great mathematicians, and activities area.
The exhibitions are specially adapted for 5th and 6th grade students.
Most of the exhibits will ask the visitor to activate some mechanism or to interact, which contributes to the better understanding of many mathematical theories. The importance of this method is stressed in many international studies and researches that have proved its effectiveness in consolidating scientific ideas through tangible practical interaction, which raises the curiosity of the visitor and opens new horizons for further creative ideas and innovation.
The Meet Math Museum has an important role in education in the region. By providing advanced educational tools, it compensates the inherent shortage of educational aids needed at Palestinian schools.