The Nature of Things Chaos, Science and the Unexpected

This documentary is an in-depth look at how supercomputers and computer graphics have opened up a new vista for scientists as they seek to plot and predict the shapes and forms of nature. Scientists and mathematicians are now using computer graphics to produce visual representations of natural phenomena, to determine what is predictable and what is random – to explore ...
  • 1990
  • 00:45:57
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Charly and Max get involved Digging out a good wage

Max becomes aware of the amount of hours he has to work to pay for an MP3.
  • 2014
  • 00:01:43
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 10/03/2014

Power & Politics Electoral Reform Explained

Having promised that the 2015 federal election will be the last under the first-past-the-post system, Justin Trudeau and the Liberals face the daunting task of determining the best option for electoral reform. Dave Meslin from Unlocked Democracy gives a visual demonstration of several alternatives, including the run-off election (or ranked ballot), single transferable vote (STV) and mixed-member proportional representation (MMP).
  • 2015
  • 00:08:59
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/07/2016

Monster Math Squad Falls Apart Monster Nose Woes

Falls Apart Monster is missing his nose after bumping into another monster, and he needs the Squad to help him find it! The first thing they do is use a Math Monitor to make a sketch of the mystery monster, based on FAPM’s description. Except the sketch is very silly-looking! But they learn this is because they haven’t put the ...
  • 2011
  • 00:12:30
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 07/30/2013

Monster Math Squad Garbage Monster Delivers

In the town of Monstrovia, the Garbage Monster delivers garbage to everyone's house! Garbage Monster can't figure out how to get the garbage orders correct. The Monster Math Squad needs to learn about SORTING in order to get the correct garbage into the correct bins. Sorting by colour and shape, the Squad help Garbage Monster separate the stinky monster slime ...
  • 2011
  • 00:12:30
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 07/30/2013

Monster Math Squad Little Wally Ball-y Monster

Mr Googly Eyed Monster needs help to get his Wally Ball-y rolling again, so he calls on the Monster Math Squad! They learn that what Wally Ball-y needs is to be on a slope, which will help him get rolling. Goo makes himself into a slope, but they discover that for this slope to work, Wally Ball-y needs to go ...
  • 2011
  • 00:12:30
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 07/30/2013

The Nature of Things Martin Gardner: Mathemagician

"The universe is almost like a huge magic trick," says Martin Gardner. Many world-renowned scientists, mathematicians and magicians agree. Featured guests who have been influenced by Gardner include: magicians Max Maven and Michael Weber; mathematician and legendary computer hacker Bill Gospar; Harvard professor and card wizard Persi Diaconnis; renowned math genius John Horton Conway of Princeton; and Ron Graham, acrobat, ...
  • 1996
  • 00:46:08
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Charly and Max get involved Max Co. Snow Removal

When Max realizes the cost of a snow blower versus a shovel he changes his mind about what he needs.
  • 2014
  • 00:02:05
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 10/03/2014

News in Review - May 2004 Measuring Risk: Living in Scary Times

Terrorism, SARS, West Nile virus, mad cow disease can all make us feel as if we’re living in really frightening times. But the people who study danger say we should probably all relax. In this story we’ll look at how the science of statistics can help calm our anxieties and focus our attention on the real risks of everyday life.
  • 2004
  • 00:12:59
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/15/2004

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Monster Math Squad Missing Monster House

Mrs. Huge Horn Monster is missing her monster house! It’s up to Smooth Moves Monster to set the Monster Math Squad on the right trail, but first the Squad need to learn about size! Learning the difference between SMALL, MEDIUM and LARGE, help the Squad follow the right tracks to the park and past a Gate Monster so Lily can ...
  • 2011
  • 00:12:30
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 07/30/2013