This is the 15th year for the Math and Sciences Exposition for Children, taking place this weekend, at Place St. Sulpice. This FREE exposition is a fantastic way for kids to explore Math and Science theories in a fun, interactive way with great manipulatives for excellent hands-on teaching and experiential learning. THIS is the way to fire up the brains and creativity of children and make these subjects (especially Math!) come alive.
The Expostion opened on Thursday, May 22 and will run through Sunday, May 25. Hours of operation are Friday from 9:00-19:00, Saturday 10:00-17:00 and Sunday 10:00-18:00. There are over 60 salons with everything from astronomy to games of probability and statistics, geometry, gravity and puzzles.
A few of the exposition sponsors are Casio, Institut du Monde Arabe, Musee du Quai Branly and Societe Mathematique de France – this is a high quality event!!! Volunteers are engaging and helpful and the children everywhere STM looked were engaged and having so much fun playing the games, they didn’t realize they were learning!
Don’t be concerned about the weather for the weekend, as the majority of the salons are under tents. Easy access is had from the Line 10 Metro, stop Mabillion, then a 5 minute walk to Place St. Sulpice, Paris 75006. Tired from all that thinking?! A wide variety of interesting cafes are only steps away from the Exposition, right around the Place St. Sulpice. For more information on the event, check out http://www.cijm.org.