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What is Show Math?

What is Show Math?


Designed for all ages, Show Math is a multimedia show where humor, mathematics and multimedia come together. Animated by professors from Université Laval, Show Math includes videos as well as funny sketches, providing a simple and fun way to learn how mathematics is a part of our daily life.


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Recent topics presented in Show Math include

  • How one can find the winning combination of numbers for the next draw of the 6/49 lottery by searching through the decimals of Pi?
  • Did you know that mathematics makes it possible for MP3 players to contain so much information?
  • How can you tell if someone cheated by playing heads or tails?
  • Did you know that in any gathering where there are at least 23 people, there is a 50% chance that at least two of them have the same birthdate? 


Show Math will convince students and adults alike that mathematics is everywhere!


To prepare students to better understand the material being presented during Show Math, a free pedagogical kit for teachers, Show Math in the classroom, will be handed to schools welcoming the Show Math team. This is actually a collection of math activities to do before or after viewing the show that were made according to the Quebec's education reform. The creation of this educational tool was made possible thanks to the financial support of the  Ministère du Développement économique, Innovation et Exportation (MDEIE).


Show Math 2 is now available. Built on the same canvas as Show Math 1, this new show introduces you to new topics that will tickle your brain for sure. Here some of the topics to be discussed:

  • Cryptography
  • GPS
  • Fractals
  • What the world would be like without numbers?


Show Math 1 is not prerequisited to the understanding of Show Math 2. 


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  Dernière mise à jour: 7/03/2016