Mathematics on TV? Yes, We Can!

Rogério Martins
Proceedings of Bridges 2016: Mathematics, Music, Art, Architecture, Education, Culture (2016)
Pages 565–566 Short Papers


At first glance mathematics and television could be seen as pertaining to opposite worlds, the former is usually seen as abstract, elitist and technical, the latter, popular, objective and non-technical. I will show you some of the tricks we use, and what we learned so far, writing and presenting the TV show ‘Isto é Matem#&225;tica,’ broadcast on SIC Notícias, the leading news channel in Portugal. One episode will be submitted to the 2016 Short Movie Festival.