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School Mathematics Trip to New York

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A maths school trip to New York will help to demonstrate to your students the importance of maths in the global economy!

New York is an incredible city and a global leader in business and finance. The city plays host to a number of influential organisations, such as the Federal Reserve Bank and Macy’s, the world-famous department store. Your students will have the opportunity to explore the staggering figures involved in financial transactions carried out in the city.

They’ll also examine the relevant principles of mathematics and how they are applied in the business world. And, for even more opportunities to learn outside the classroom, make sure you include a visit to the Museum of Mathematics, with its exciting, interactive exhibits! Thinking of making your trip cross-curricular? You could team up with almost any department but this trip would work particularly well as a collaboration between the maths and business studies departments


Suggested Itinerary (Based on 5 days/3 nights)

Museum of Mathematics, New York

Explore the Museum of Mathematics!

This fantastic museum is specifically designed to get people excited about maths and the way the subject illuminates patterns in our world.

The only museum dedicated to mathematics in North America, MoMath was founded in response to the closing of a much smaller mathematics museum on Long Island in 2006 -  the Goodreau Museum.

This interactive museum will immerse your students in maths almost without them realising it. It’s the perfect choice of visit for a maths school trip designed to show your students the ‘real world’ application of the subject.

Did you know?

One of the most popular exhibits is the Square Wheeled Trike exhibit, where said trikes almost miraculously glide smoothly over a bumpy track, as the length of each side of the square wheels are equal to the length of the arc for each bump.

Museum of American Finance, New York

Visit the Museum of American Finance!

Learn all about the financial history of the USA at the Museum of American Finance!

Housed in the former headquarters of The Bank of New York, this is America’s only independent museum dedicated to finance and financial history.

The museum’s collection consists of documents and artefacts related to money, banking and the financial markets and includes items such as stocks, bonds, bank notes and checks.

Did you know?

The museum was founded in response to the stock market crash of 1987 to help improve education around the subject, provide historical perspective and ensure the same mistakes weren’t repeated in the future.

Financial District, New York

Take a tour of the Financial District!

This walking tour focuses on the birth of New York City and its establishment as a globally important finance centre.

The Financial District is where the city of New York was born in 1624 and also overlaps the New Amsterdam settlement, making this the oldest part of the city.

It’s now the beating heart of the American economy – as well as Wall Street, the world’s largest stock exchange (by total market capitalisation) and the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, the area was also home to the World Trade Center and now its successor, the One World Trade Center.

Did you know?

The One World Trade Center is not only the tallest building in New York – it’s the tallest in the Western Hemisphere! It’s 1,776 feet high – a nod to the year in which the United States Declaration of Independence was signed.

Day 1


Flight from UK to New York


Transfer to accommodation on arrival


Optional evening meal at local restaurant

Day 2


Walk through the Financial District and visit the Federal Reserve Bank - student tours are very limited so must be requested in advance


Visit the Museum of American Finance

Travel to Battery Park and hop on the free ferry to view the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island


Visit the Empire State Building for evening views across the city

Optional evening meal at local restaurant

Day 3


Visit the NBC Studios with an optional visit to the Top of the Rock


Visit the Museum of Mathematics


Optional evening meal at a Times Square restaurant

Chance to enjoy a Broadway show

Day 4


Visit to Macy's with option to join one of their business seminars

Free time for shopping


Transfer to airport


Overnight flight back to the UK

Day 5


Arrive in the UK




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Educational activities and visits

Federal Reserve Bank

Federal Reserve Bank

New York’s Federal Reserve Bank literally underpins the world’s financial sys… Read more

Financial District Walking Tour

Financial District Walking Tour

This four hour guided walking tour, weaves together history, events, architecture and… Read more

Museum of American Finance

Museum of American Finance

The Museum of American Finance is the USA's only independent public museum dedicated … Read more

NBC Studios

NBC Studios

Ever wondered what happens behind the scenes? This hour-long tour takes in some of … Read more

The Museum of Mathematics

The Museum of Mathematics

Mathematics illuminates the patterns that abound in our world. The Museum of Mathematics s… Read more

Cultural activities and visits

Macy's Department Store

Macy's Department Store

Shopping in New York is not complete without a trip to Macy's, not only can you stop… Read more

Statue of Liberty

Statue of Liberty

No trip to New York would be complete without a visit to the Statue of Liberty; the ci… Read more

Top of the Rock

Top of the Rock

Discover New York in all its forms from 70 stories up at the Top of the Rock Observation… Read more


Hostelling International NY
Hostelling International NY

HI New York is Manhattan’s premier hostel, and is located in a landmark building on the Upper West Side. The building was built in 1883 to help widows of both the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812 and re-opened as HI New York in 1990.

The hostel offers clean, modern, mixed and separate male/female dormitory-style accommodation (4 - 12 bedded rooms) with shared bathrooms in the hallways. Linen, towels and a housekeeping service are provided. Private rooms with and without baths are also available (subject to availability).

The hostel is situated just one block from Broadway Avenue and a main subway line, and only minutes from Central Park.

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