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

A World Without Maths Dividing using repeated subtraction

Mrs Barker has just bought some yummy treats for her dogs and they can’t wait to eat them. There is just one problem, if the dogs don’t get the same number of treats each, they get seriously cranky. This sounds like a job for Divider Girl. Can Divider Girl use sharing and repeated subtraction to help Mrs Barker share the ...
  • 2018
  • 00:03:12
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 09/03/2019

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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

The Code Fractal geometry in nature and digital animation

Marcus du Sautoy describes how fractal geometry can be used to describe natural objects, and how it is used in digital animation. Trees use the simple rule of trying to maximize surface area, and this is something that can be simulated mathematically to give a very realistic result. Mandelbrot explored this fractal property of infinite complexity in his work, which ...
  • 2011
  • 00:05:05
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 09/03/2019

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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

The Code Hexagons in the natural world

Marcus du Sautoy visits a beekeeper and explores how bees create their honeycombs. If they are going to tessellate they have a limited number of regular polygons they could choose from, but the hexagon is the most efficient – giving the maximum storage area for the least amount of wax. In fact, the bees do not create hexagons, but circular ...
  • 2011
  • 00:05:13
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 09/03/2019

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A World Without Maths How to use arrays to multiply

Mr Sharma needs to buy new pencils for the school but they only come in boxes of 5. How does he know how many he’s got? His attempts at guessing leave Mrs Barker in a sticky situation. This sounds like a job for Multiplication Boy! Luckily, our hero in A World Without Maths knows what to do. He speeds up ...
  • 2018
  • 00:04:52
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 09/03/2019

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A World Without Maths How to use mental methods to divide

Charlie has won a huge bunch of balloons, so huge they have put him in something of a precarious position. But he’s not going to give them up easily. He won them fair and square after all. Dave suggests sharing them out, so they can all help him carry them home. This sounds like a job for Divider Girl! Divider ...
  • 2018
  • 00:04:43
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 09/03/2019

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