09/24/2012 02:38 PM
BATON ROUGE – Master magician Bradley Fields is often credited with doing the impossible. Making math fun is one of his greatest feats. He brings his widely acclaimed “MatheMagic!” show to the LSU Union Theater as part of the Family Hour Series on Wednesday, Oct. 3, at 7:30 p.m.
Fields incorporates magic, storytelling and comedy to engage children in math skills and problem solving. Tie-ins with vocabulary and ancient civilizations give kids a new fascination for the history, the power and the beauty of the language of math.
To the delight of his audience, Fields “divides” his assistant into thirds and predicts the numbers the members of the audience are thinking. Students travel 5,000 years back in time, as Fields recreates the story of Imhotep, the ancient Egyptian magician, whose powerful secret was really math!
Amidst the magic and theater, the children practice math skills and problem solving. They also learn how to perform tricks of their own, directly putting these new math skills to practical use.
Teachers often report back on their students’ newfound enthusiasm for math. Even so, the most frequently asked question is, “How did he do that?”
The 2012-13 LSU Union Theater Presents Series is supported by Cox Media and “MatheMagic!” is unwritten in part by Cox Business.
South Arts awarded the LSU Union Theater a grant in support of the two school day performances of “MatheMagic!” on Oct. 3 as part of a new series dedicated to educational outreach for children in the East Baton Rouge Parish School System’s 11 area public schools.
These performances are funded in part by a grant from South Arts, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and LSU Union Theater. Through the regional touring program, the National Endowment for the Arts and South Arts partner to offer nonprofit organizations fee support to present artists from outside of their states. Touring support is awarded for theatre, music, opera, musical theatre and dance projects that contain both a public performance and an educational component.
For more information, contact Union Theater Assistant Director Terry Serio by phone at 225-578-6013 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.mathemagic.com. For ticket information, visit www.uniontheater.lsu.edu or call the LSU Student Union box office at 225-578-5128.
Posted on Monday, September 24, 2012