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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 simple and fun ways to learn how mathematics is a part of our daily life. Show Math will convince students and adults alike that mathematics is everywhere!

Show Math tours Quebec roads, goes to Ontario, New-Brunswick and even, sometimes, up to Vancouver. Overall, more than a hundred performances have been given since the fall of 2005. Reservations for the 2013-2014 school-year are on-going and availability is limited. 



  • 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? 



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

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


Audience: High School, Grades 1 to 5


Duration: Approximatly 1h15


Cost: $1 100$ (des coûts additionnels s’appliquent pour les événements à l’extérieur de la région de Québec : kilométrage à partir de Québec, hébergement si nécessaire et per diem/repas si nécessaire pour l’équipe)


SMAC Team: One host, two professionnal actors and one technician


Required material:  See the technical specifications (pdf-french only)


Request a Show Math presentation now!


Pedagogical Kits: To prepare students to better understand the material being presented during Show Math and Show Math 2, free pedagogical kits for teachers, Show Math in the classroom (french only) and Show Math 2 in the classroom (french only), 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. 


Credits : The creation of this educational tool was made possible thanks to the financial support of the  Ministère du Développement économique, Innovation et Exportation (MDEIE). It's free and available online



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  Dernière mise à jour: 26/10/2017