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La magie mathématique comme outil de motivation Mathematical magic as a motivational tool
Year:2015
Research Areas
  • Physics chemical and mathematical
Information
Abstract
Attracting students into STEM disciplines is a necessary task. Of course demonstrations in physics or chemistry produce interaction and with people and engage them with science. Mathematics, despite its résumé ? summary 84 inner beauty, is far away from the main public but mathematical magic performances as the main skeleton of recreational mathematics activities has been proved useful. In this talk we discuss and introduce mathematical ideas by means of magic tricks, all of them with a mathematical background. In that sense we will deal with binary numbers, bipartition method, divisibility, logical decisions, probability, geometrical dissections and topology. So, abstract concepts are brought to general public in a more attractive way. There are deep mathematics in card shuffling and cards have been used to model different concepts. Using red/black properties it is easy dealing with even/odd numbers. Moreover, the position where a card arrives when a 'perfect' shuffle is made is related to binary numbers. Cards are also good for introducing coding systems. Finally, the movement on the stage and magician's presentation techniques are also good for communicating science and getting people attracted to these fields of knowledge.
International
Si
Congress
Science and you
960
Place
Nancy, France
Reviewers
Si
ISBN/ISSN
9782814302365
Start Date
01/06/2015
End Date
05/06/2015
From page
84
To page
87
Actes des sessions du colloque Proceedings of the Conference's Sessions Nancy, France www.science-and-you.com #SciYou2015
Participants
  • Autor: Fernando Blasco Contreras (UPM)
  • Autor: Josep Duran (Universitat de Girona)
  • Autor: Miquel Duran (Universitat de Girona)
  • Autor: Laia Guillaumes (Universitat de Girona)
  • Autor: Joan Miró (Universitat de Girona)
  • Autor: Silvia Simón (Universitat de Girona)
  • Autor: Antón Vieta (Universitat de Girona)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Departamento: Matemática Aplicada
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