discover the mmaca modules

At MMACA we are constantly working to create and improve materials that allow us to experiment with mathematics. All our modules allow readings at different levels. We want all visitors to leave our exhibitions having lived a positive experience.
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Modules of the museum by rooms

Discover the modules of each room of the permanent exhibition of Cornellà "Mathematical Experiences"

You can download the MMACA Module Catalogue (Completed in 2017) or see the modules of each of the rooms of the permanent exhibition "Mathematical Experiences" of Cornellà.

Lobby, shop and planet earth

Calculation and number of gold

Combinatorics, tiling and Leonardo bridge.

Optical illusions and mirrors

Geometry, curves, polyheders and inductive formulas

Space for the first years of primary school

More information about some modules

A través del web volem facilitar les explicacions, les orientacions, les guies, les lectures, els contextos històrics, els suggeriments i les preguntes de cada mòdul.  Estem elaborant material per cadascun dels mòduls i, a poc a poc, seguirem ampliant aquest apartat. Us animem a col·laborar en aquesta tasca de recopilació i documentació.  Feu-nos arribar els comentaris i suggeriments.


The curves that are obtained by rolling circumferences of different sizes.

The tables where using 4 mirrors we see all the important polyhedras.

Look at the sections of objects illuminated by the red LEDs of this ring.

It varies the angle of the mirrors and thus creates the different polygons.

Try putting the tetraeder and octahedre in the cube.

Two balls, one low in a straight line, the other curving. What's the point before?

Put the blue poles, perpendicular to the edges of the dodecaedre to build the icosaedre.

With all the pieces we build 3, 2 or 1 equilateral triangles

The artisanal wooden cone that shows its sections: Circumference, ellipse, parabola and hyperbola.

With the same pieces, it reconstructs two polygons.

Six boxes with interior mirrors that allow you to see a huge variety of mosaics.

The old known multiplication table, turned into sculpture.

A tiled tiles with tiles in the form of a lizard designed by the artist M. Escher.

Multiple ways to visualize and understand this famous theorem 

A non-periodic tiling.

Build polyhedras with magnetized pieces.

Build this bridge, without any support, devised by Leonardo

How do more cylinders fit?
In gridded mesh or in triangular mesh.

We raise these arches with pillows.

A surprising room where geometry makes things change in size.

Workshop where these self-sustaining structures are built.

How do the lengths, surfaces and volumes of similar objects change?

Strategy, combinatorics

Three rings to link them in a very special way.

Displaying numeric properties with buckets and other pieces.

It is necessary to move the tower by moving the discs one by one and always leaving the little ones on the grains.

Put the pieces so that the colors are not on the side. It is a version of the 4 color theorem.

Make as many different sets as possible got-spoon-knife. 

The puzzle of rebuilding the chessboard that seems difficult, but that the organization facilitates.

Put the skyscrapers taking into account how many you see from each position.

With the chain we take a tour that passes through all the vertices of the dodecaedre

Put the fences of the pens, the figures indicate the amount of fences around them.

Place the 16 pieces without either repeating colors or numbers in rows or columns.

List of module pages in alphabetical order

  1. 5 Triangles
  2. 6 seconds
  3. Cylindrical anamorphism
  4. Kaleidoscopic chain
  5. Flip box
  6. Spherical kaleidoscope
  7. Polyhedral kaleidoscopes
  8. Hamilton's paths in the dodecaedre
  9. Turned paths
  10. Cutlery and glasses
  11. Matches
  12. Counting stones
  13. Paddocks
  14. Poisoned dice
  15. Intransitive dice
  16. From 4 to 12
  17. From octahedre to cube
  18. Undo the sum
  19. Voronoi diagram
  20. Polygon dissections
  21. Dodecahedron with 3 mirrors
  22. The drum, the samples and the confidence intervals.
  23. The Circle of Fire
  24. The Cone of Apollonius
  25. The SOMA Cube
  26. The Book of Mirrors
  27. The number of gold
  28. The Blurry Knot
  29. The Trapped Pentagon
  30. The Polydron
  31. Leonardo Bridge
  32. Sam Loyd's broken chess board
  33. Els barrets d’Einstein
  34. Flat mosaic kaleidoscopes
  35. The Greco-Latin Squares
  36. Pack cylinders
  37. Polyhedrene case packing
  38. Fit sides of the same color
  39. Epicicloids and hypocycloids
  40. Prime factors
  41. Inductive formulas
  42. Friezes with parallel mirrors
  43. Geocares
  44. Skyscraper
  45. 3D printing
  46. Polygon intersection
  47. Investor
  48. The catenary arch and the semicircular arch
  49. Chance is not regular
  50. The Earth's sphere
  51. The staff were very friendly and helpful.
  52. The Vitruvian Man
  53. The Bell of Gauss
  54. The Cycloid
  55. Hilbert's Curve
  56. The piggy bank
  57. The lottery, a voluntary tax
  58. The paradox of the ticket
  59. The tile of Can Mercader
  60. The table to multiply 3D
  61. Math labyrinth
  62. Laberints
  63. Leonardo's domes
  64. Escher's lizards
  65. The Towers of Hanoi
  66. Length, surface and volume
  67. Maneuvering cars
  68. Mesopotamian mathematics
  69. Mirror with polygons
  70. Letter Mirror
  71. Clown Mirror
  72. Mirallet, mirallet
  73. Filling circles
  74. Sort boxes or not
  75. Square paradox
  76. Couples
  77. Painting the ball
  78. Pythagoras
  79. Dual polyhedron
  80. Posar fitxes numèriques al quadrat, cercle i triangle
  81. Fraction puzzle
  82. Square Square
  83. Panda square
  84. Quatre cubs de colors
  85. Qui és qui de fraccions
  86. Reptes de càlcul
  87. Half-life
  88. Two-triangle symmetries
  89. Tangram
  90. Tangram egipci
  91. Teorema de l’amistat
  92. Penrose tesselle
  93. Three possibilities
  94. Three equilateral triangles
  95. Magic triangles
  96. Dress in polyhedras