A World Without Maths How to use mental methods to multiply

Mr and Mrs Sharma can’t work out how many sausages to buy for Charlie’s birthday party. They are trying to count it out using chocolate buttons, but they are getting in a mess. This sounds like a job for Multiplication Boy! Multiplication Boy comes to the rescue, but loses his trusty number line en route. Can he find another way ...
  • 2018
  • 00:04:21
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 09/03/2019

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The Code Imaginary numbers at use in the real world

Starting with the logical roots of arithmetic with negative numbers, Marcus du Sautoy explains how mathematicians created imaginary numbers by ‘imagining’ the square root of -1. Though imaginary in nature, he then explores how this abstract mathematical idea has become vital to air traffic control systems. Teacher notes: Use as an enrichment and extension clip during a series of lessons ...
  • 2011
  • 00:04:33
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 09/03/2019

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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

Monster Math Squad Monster Bowl Meltdown

Even Stevie and Even Evie need the Monster Math Squad’s help. These twins like everything to be EVEN. The Squad drop by and help show the twins how to play a game of bowling and keep all the pins even as they go! With a little math, the Squad keep everything even. It comes down to the last shot when ...
  • 2011
  • 00:12:30
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 07/30/2013

Monster Math Squad Monster Fang Festival

The Squad are asked to be judges at the famous Fang Festival, and they quickly make their way to the local park where the Festival is taking place. They first use a Measure Monster to determine which monster’s fangs are the longest, then count to see which monster can hang from its fangs the longest. Except those two contests end ...
  • 2011
  • 00:12:30
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 07/30/2013

Monster Math Squad Monster Garbage Heap

When Garbage Monster wants to take a nap, he climbs on top of his garbage heap and snoozes. But his heap has gotten too high for him to climb onto! He needs the Squad to save the day! They get various things for Garbage Monster to stand on, to help him reach the top, but none of them boost him ...
  • 2011
  • 00:12:30
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 07/30/2013