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MathXplosion
50 episodes
Math surrounds us! Join Éric the “Mathemagician” as he reveals his secrets about the not-so-mysterious world of mathematics. It's not magic, it's mathematics!
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E1
: Le 9 magique
3min30s
Eric the mathmagician pulls off a magic trick that will amaze your friends! Whatever number you choose, the answer will always be nine. It's not magic... it's mathematics!
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E2
: L'ancien est nouveau
3min30s
Go back a few thousand years to ancient Egypt with Eric! With him, you'll discover and demystify a secret multiplication system.
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E3
: Tête à tête
3min
This experiment is not a puzzle: we measure about eight times the height of our head. It's not magic... it's mathematics!
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E4
: Métamorphoses
3min30s
Eric shows us how to turn a bird into a fish! What is the secret behind this metamorphosis?
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E5
: Mesurer la hauteur d'un arboretum
3min
How can you find the height of something very tall - like a tree or a basketball hoop - without a scale? Eric will help you!
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E6
: Zéro mon héros
3min30s
What is the most powerful number in the world? Come and find out with Éric!
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E7
: Le pouvoir du double
3min30s
Éric the mathemagician illustrates the power of doubles to transform a single gold coin into a billion coins in just one month. It's not magic... it's mathematics!
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E8
: La probabilité en fête
3min
What would you say if we challenged you to prove that at least two people in your class share the same birthday? Would you accept? If so, and if there are at least 23 people in your class, chances are you would win!
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E9
: Le carré parfait
3min
What geometric shape do you have? Chances are, you're a square, like most of us! But you could also be a big rectangle or a small rectangle... Come and find out with Éric!
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E10
: Une chaise en papier
3min30s
Eric examines the strength of a paper chair. Will it hold the weight of one person? We've known for a long time that triangles are very strong - but are they really the strongest shapes? Let's find out!
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E11
: La face cachée du dé
3min30s
Éric presents a magic trick with dice. Simply by looking at a tower of dice, he can calculate the sum of all the numbers on the hidden faces. It's not magic... it's mathematics!
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E12
: Tourner en rond
3min30s
It's possible to create a perfect circle without lifting a finger! If you're ready to become a human compass, you can create your own perfect circle. It's not magic... it's mathematics!
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E13
: Calculer son anniversaire
3min
Can your calculator tell you your date of birth? Of course it can! Come and find out with Éric!
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E14
: Toutes proportions gardées
3min30s
Eric explores how to measure different parts of the face using unconventional units of measurement.
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E15
: Un mauvais pli
3min
How many times do you think you can fold a sheet of paper? Four times? Five times? Nine times? Come and find out with Éric!
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E16
: Estimer l'estimation
3min
Eric impresses us with his extraordinary powers of estimation. Using a few general facts and estimates, discover how to estimate how much time you'll have spent sleeping until you reach the age of 18.
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E17
: L'éléphant danois
3min30s
Do you think it's possible to read your friends' minds? Come find out with Éric!
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E18
: Chaussure au pied
3min
Did you know that most people are seven feet tall? That is, we measure seven of our own feet. It's not magic... it's mathematics!
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E19
: Jaloux des multiplications
3min30s
Here's an ancient math trick that uses a louvered window to multiply double-digit numbers. The mystery is downright simple!
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E20
: Le chiffre de César
3min30s
Intercept a secret message. Eric deciphers the Caesar code used by the great Roman emperor Julius Caesar over 2,000 years ago. It's not magic... it's mathematics!
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E21
: Attache-toi bien
3min30s
How many ways are there to tie shoes? Come and find out with Éric!
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E22
: Lettres aux chiffres romains
3min
Did you know that the letters C, D, I, L, M, V and X are Roman numerals that were used by the ancient Romans and that we still use today? Help Éric learn the Roman numerals.
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E23
: Dans un sens ou dans l'autre
3min
A palindrome is a word, phrase or couplet that reads the same in both directions-left to right and right to left. Come and discover with Éric if numbers can be palindromes too!
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E24
: Pareil, mais différent
3min
Which of the two containers can hold the most marbles - the taller or the shorter? We can't always trust our eyes. Come and explore the world of illusions with Éric the mathemagician.
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E25
: Les anneaux de Möbius
3min30s
Éric tries his hand at magic with a magic circle. Can he create intertwined rings with just a strip of paper?
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E26
: Un petit bec en papier
3min30s
Here's a trick for young mathmagicians. You can take the flat surface of a sheet of paper and transform it into three dimensions. See how Éric uses folds and scissors to create something impressive!
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E27
: Pavage et bavardage
3min
Éric the mathemagician amazes us once again by creating a geometric paving stone in the shape of his head! It's not magic... it's mathematics!
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E28
: Une fraction de gâteau
3min30s
Did you know that you can use math to share a cake? You will discover with Éric how fractions can be absolutely delicious!
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E29
: Mes yeux miroirs
3min
The mirror is a very important object for magicians, as they use it to create illusions. Éric even uses it to transport himself into another dimension!
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E30
: Ceci avec cela
3min30s
How many different ways can you combine 6 shirts and 4 pairs of pants? Discover the number of possible combinations using the mathematical powers of multiplication.
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E31
: Poids lourd poids léger
3min
Éric discovers that the mass and size of an object are not at all the same thing.
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E32
: La moyenne des choses
3min30s
Here's an easy way to add up in your head all the numbers in a 3-by-3 block of dates on a calendar.
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E33
: La grille au trésor
3min30s
Eric is on a treasure hunt, but first he has to learn how to use a grid map! You can learn to read a grid and help Éric find the treasure.
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E34
: Le cerf-volant
3min
Do you know how a kite works? Together with Éric, you'll discover that symmetry helps kites fly. It's not magic... it's mathematics!
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E35
: La courbe est droite
3min
Éric is a master of illusions! He'll show you how to create an optical illusion by drawing straight lines that form a curve.
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E36
: Point de fuite en perspective
3min
Did you know that some things can seem far away - as if they were disappearing - when you look at a flat surface? It's an illusion called the vanishing point. It's not magic... it's mathematics!
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E37
: Les motifs de la danse
3min30s
Éric discovers how to find mathematical patterns in art, architecture and even dance!
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E38
: Temps ensoleillé
3min30s
How do you tell the time without a clock? Éric will show you!
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E39
: A Strong Hold on Perimeters
3min
Want to know how to build the biggest fort you can? Éric reveals the secret in this episode!
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E40
: Le nombre magique
3min30s
Éric the mathemagician knows a trick that is sure to blow your mind! No matter what number you choose, you'll always wind up with the same result.
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E41
: Écrire au miroir
3min
Can you decipher Éric's writing? Here, he reveals the mathemagical mystery behind mirror writing.
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E42
: Les mathématiques sont partout
3min
Put on your mathemagical glasses and tag along with Éric! He shows us that math can be found everywhere! From pineapples to pine cones, we explore how math applies to living objects and natural structures alike.
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E43
: Mini moi-même
3min30s
Would you like to make a self-portrait? Éric knows how to make self-portraits that are perfectly at scale… even if they are tiny.
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E44
: La bonne étoile
3min
Éric, the famous mathemagician, wants to show you how you too can reach for the stars! All you need is folded paper and scissors to create your own perfect five-pointed star. It's not magic... it's mathematics!
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E45
: La grenouille en papier
3min30s
You can turn an ordinary sheet of paper into a three-dimensional jumping frog! It's not magic... it's mathematics!
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E46
: À l'endroit, à l'envers
3min30s
You can amaze your friends with a magic trick using goblets. By following this sequence, you'll be able to pull it off in just three moves!
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E47
: Tous dans le même bateau
3min30s
Sometimes, when you can't seem to solve a problem, you have to get creative. Éric reads a fable to get some inspiration on how to look at a problem from another angle.
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E48
: Écoute bien le problème
3min30s
Look and listen carefully! Éric the mathemagician learns that problem solving is similar to illusions. You really have to pay attention!
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E49
: Chaussette probable
3min30s
Éric uses probability theory and a sock drawer to pull off a mathmagic trick!
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E50
: Tetraèdre
3min
Éric is racking his brains to find out how to place four apple trees so that they are the same distance apart. It's not magic... it's mathematics!
Levels:
Élémentaire
1re année
2e année
3e année
4e année
5e année
6e année
7e année
8e année
Subjects:
Mathématiques
Algèbre
Données
Nombres
Sens de l'espace
Skills:
Communication
Pensée critique
Résolution de problèmes
French level:
A2 : Intermédiaire ou de survie
B1 : Seuil
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