Award-winning Ottawa production company GAPC Entertainment is launching a new children’s series, mathXplosion. Debuting on tvokids.com and tfo.org mathXplosion takes the mystery out of math while reinforcing primary concepts for children ages 6 to 8. mathXplosion launches online on Monday, June 20, 2016 and makes its television debut on TVO and TFO in the fall.
The live-action series is hosted by Ottawa’s talented ‘mathemagician’ Eric Leclerc who shares secrets from the not-so-hidden world of math. Accessible and entertaining, mathXplosion ignites kids’ imaginations and shares the wonders and surprises of how math and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) are a part of our everyday lives. Inspiring children to discover their own amazing mathematical abilities, each episode features a real world ’fun fact’ and invites kids to try the experiments at home, such as measuring the height of a tree using your thumb and using reflections in the mirror to multiply.
This math adventure series includes 50 three-minute mathshorts in English and French.
To complement the math shorts, an interactive mathXplosion game, Magic MathGlasses was created in conjunction with Montreal’s Tobo Studios. The game puts kids’ math and motor skills to the test, pitting Eric against his mischievous clone in a series of fun and challenging math marathons. The game will be available on tvokids.com and tfo.org starting June 20.
Eric will also take audiences behind-the-scenes in a captivating half-hour companion media literacy feature: mathXplosion: Behind the Screen. In this up-close and humorous documentary, Eric gives viewers an insider’s look at how the series was made, including how math is even used in production. The episode airs on TVO this fall.
The mathXplosion online and television episodes and companion game were developed and produced by GAPC Entertainment, in conjunction with TVO, TFO, and with the financial participation of the Canada Media Fund, Bell Broadcast and New Media Fund and the Shaw Rocket Fund.
mathXplosion was filmed entirely in Ottawa’s Centrepointe Theatre Studio. Produced by GAPC Entertainment, mathXplosion reunites key members of the producing and creative team behind the critically acclaimed children’s series, The Prime Radicals.
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