Publicity photo of mime from mime-matics

For many kids, abstract math concepts such as estimation, tiling and infinity can be tough to grasp. Add in a little mime, however, and those concepts start to click.

Without saying a word, Dr. Tim Chartier and his wife, Tanya, use movement and props to make math come alive.

The pair will visit UNCG to present Mime-Matics on Wed., Jan. 27 at 5 p.m. The one hour event, which is free and open to the public, will be held in the recital hall in the music building, at the intersection of West Market Street and McIver Street. Free parking will be available in the McIver Deck.

The performances are fun and informative. Whether it’s pulling on an invisible rope, creating the illusion of an invisible wall or working with geometric shapes, the Chartiers explore mathematical concepts through the art of mime.

The Chartiers have performed at colleges, math conferences, festivals and schools. Their performances have been highlighted in the New York Times and on NPR.

Mime-Matics is hosted by UNCG’s RISE Network, a group of educators and researchers involved in STEM – science, technology, engineering and math – education.

 

Story by Jeanie Groh, University Relations
Photography provided by Davidson College