Recognised with an award by the international television science fair VerCiência2013, “This is Mathematics” is an excellently produced programme for public understanding of science presenting mathematics topics in an easy-going and fun way.
The impact of the first edition of “This is Mathematics” went far beyond that of the television broadcasts as it was also used as teaching material in classrooms, not only in Portugal but also in Brazil and El Salvador. The first series was also translated into English by the European Mathematical Society and published on the portal mathematics-in-europe.eu.
After the success of the previous series, the programme is now set to re-appear with new topics and many new features. It will continue to be broadcast on Saturdays, presented by the mathematician Rogério Martins.
Viewing times for “This is Mathematics” on SIC Notícias:
Saturday 9:40 a.m.
Repeats: Saturday 8:40 p.m. | Sunday 11:40 a.m.
Viewing times for “This is Mathematics” on SIC Internacional:
Sunday 11:45 a.m.
Repeats: Tuesday 2:30 p.m. | Saturday 10:15 a.m.
About the Portuguese Mathematical Society
The Portuguese Mathematical Society (SPM) is an association dedicated to the promotion and development of the teaching of mathematics, and mathematics research in Portugal. Its activities include the publication of books and journals and the organisation of events and conferences, lectures, scientific meetings and training courses. It also organises the Portuguese Mathematics Olympics, a competition aimed at primary and secondary school students. It brings together mathematics teachers and researchers who are interested in the advancement of the discipline in Portugal.
About the Vodafone Foundation
In a challenging economic and social context, the Vodafone Portugal Foundation has reorganised its priority areas to adapt them to changes in the community in which it operates. In education, its initiatives include the platform Design The Future, created to help young people explore career opportunities through videos and reportage on various occupations and training options, and the Daisy programme, which provides textbooks and digital books for students with special educational needs, in particular the blind and partially sighted. The possibilities offered by these books include text-to-speech, text in large print, keyword searches and the option to make annotations.
About SIC Notícias and SIC Internacional
SIC Notícias is the SIC cable TV channel exclusively dedicated to news.
For those who wish to extend their knowledge of specific subjects, SIC Notícias also offers special editions, thematic programmes and interviews on the economy, health, entertainment, fashion and sport.
It can be viewed not only in Portugal but also in other parts of the world via satellite, including Angola and Mozambique since 2003 and Cape Verde and the United States since 2006.
It is unique internationally as the only Portuguese news channel to serve its audience on cable.
SIC Internacional started broadcasting in September 1997 with the very ambitious goal of serving the vast Portuguese community spread throughout the world, as well as the countries with Portuguese as an official language.