Any math teacher recognizes this, when revealing his profession to friends, there is often a blank. Usually followed by a “Wow me and maths that makes two” or a “but how do we do…
Any math teacher recognizes this, when revealing his profession to friends, there is often a blank. Usually followed by a “wow me and maths that makes two” or a “but how do you love maths? »
Faced with this lack of love, a question arises: how to make people love mathematics? A track of reflection is on the quays of Bordeaux, at Cap Sciences. Until 1uh May, the center welcomes “Matissime”. The perfect opportunity to rediscover mathematics in a fun and interactive way. To realize that they are omnipresent in our daily lives and that they are therefore accessible and familiar to us.
In this exhibition, an important place is left to experimentation. The manipulation makes it possible to understand fundamental mathematical notions simply. You only have to see the pride of the children who succeeded in building the staircase of death or who managed to recompose the perfect rectangle using squares of different sizes. Geometry, logic, demonstrations of theorems, statistics or probabilities are illustrated by activities that distract everyone.
Learn to use an abacus
A little further, around each school desk, equipped with a multimedia device, visitors (from 6 years old) experiment with the concepts in a fun way. Different levels are offered, depending on the age of the children.
Because mathematics also has a history, a section is devoted to characters who have marked the discipline. The different numbering systems used throughout history by different civilizations are also discussed. Just like the calculation methods with the workshop “From rififi in the meadow” where the visitor becomes a Sumerian, Egyptian or even Roman shepherd and will have to count his sheep. The workshop to learn to count on a Chinese abacus is also not to be missed.
Cap Sciences (Hangar 20), from 6 years old, lasts a good hour, from 3.50 to 5.50 €, until 1uh May 2022.