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Bob Moses MathTrail

Math Trail Kids and ipads

The Bob Moses MathTrail is a mile-long path in The Port neighborhood that begins at Sennott Park on Broadway and stretches along Elm, Broadway, Windsor, Main, Cherry, Eaton, and Columbia Streets. The goal of the Bob Moses MathTrail is to encourage Cambridge residents, especially children and families, to find the fun in math and explore math in the world around them.

Visitors can engage with visual and interactive installations along the trail. Math activities include examining painted candy circles at Squirrel Brand Park, measuring how far you can jump at Fletcher-Maynard Academy, exploring the patterns of a gigantic number line at Greene-Rose Heritage Park, and more! Visitors also have the option of downloading the Measure! Everything! App to guide their exploration of the MathTrail and continue fun math activities at home.

Bob Moses MathTrail Adventure Map

Download a PDF of the Bob Moses MathTrail map and activities at each location

About the MathTrail

The Bob Moses MathTrail is named after Robert Moses, a Cambridge-based educator and civil rights activist who considered math literacy a civil right and founded The Algebra Project, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping students from historically marginalized communities develop math literacy.

The Bob Moses MathTrail was co-designed by The Port community and Math Matters for Equity, a partnership of the Cambridge STEAM Initiative, the Family Policy Council, MathTalk, the Young People’s Project, and Tutoring Plus. Math Matters for Equity is a citywide effort to build a local culture where math matters for everyone and to encourage mathematical literacy for all residents, especially low-income students and Black and Brown children, teens, and families

During the design process, MathTalk led co-design sessions with residents of The Port neighborhood, Fletcher-Maynard Academy students and teachers, and community stakeholders to get their input about how to incorporate math connections at playgrounds, fields, and parks along the MathTrail. MathTalk also led the installation process. MathTalk works with communities across the country to spark playful opportunities for open-ended math exploration and conversation in everyday environments.

About Math Matters for Equity

MathTrail in the Media

Math Walking Trail in Cambridge (WCVB interview with Omo Moses, October 23, 2022)

Cambridge Math Trail Aims to Put the Joy in Math (Radio Boston interview with Sharlene Yang and Omo Moses, October 4, 2022)



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