La magie mathématique comme outil de motivation Mathematical magic as a motivational tool

Blasco Contreras, Fernando and Duran, Josep and Duran, Miquel and Guillaumes, Laia and Miró, Joan and Simón, Silvia and Vieta, Josep Antoni (2015). La magie mathématique comme outil de motivation Mathematical magic as a motivational tool. In: "Actes des sessions du colloqueProceedings of the Conference'sSessionsNancy, Francewww.science-and-you.com#SciYou2015", 27 Julio 2015, Nancy, France. pp. 84-87.

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Title: La magie mathématique comme outil de motivation Mathematical magic as a motivational tool
Author/s:
  • Blasco Contreras, Fernando
  • Duran, Josep
  • Duran, Miquel
  • Guillaumes, Laia
  • Miró, Joan
  • Simón, Silvia
  • Vieta, Josep Antoni
Item Type: Presentation at Congress or Conference (Article)
Event Title: Actes des sessions du colloqueProceedings of the Conference'sSessionsNancy, Francewww.science-and-you.com#SciYou2015
Event Dates: 27 Julio 2015
Event Location: Nancy, France
Title of Book: La magie utilisée pour enseigner les éléments-cle en sciences, Using magic to teach key items in Sciences.
Date: September 2015
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: Matemáticas, Magia, Ciencia, Educación.
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Montes (UPM)
Department: Matemática Aplicada
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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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.

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Item ID: 45108
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/45108/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:45108
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 13 Mar 2017 16:12
Last Modified: 13 Mar 2017 16:12
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