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

Monster Math Squad Monster Hat Mayhem

Miss Hattie Monster is trying desperately to complete three hats for her next customer, but for some reason the Jingle Monsters and the Puff Monsters keep jumping off the hats! The Monster Math Squad helps Miss Hattie Monster by MATCHING the right number of Jingly Monster to the right number of Puff Monsters on each hat. They finish the three ...
  • 2011
  • 00:12:30
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 07/30/2013

Monster Math Squad Monster Hopscotch

Hoppity Monster loves the game Monster Hopscotch, with its 10 squares, but he wants MORE squares to hop in, so he calls in the Squad! They discover the problem is that Hoppity can’t add more squares to his board because he can’t count higher than 10. With the help of a Math Monitor, the Squad and Hoppity learn the next ...
  • 2011
  • 00:12:30
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 07/30/2013

Monster Math Squad Monster Muffin Muddle

Miss Murkly is leaving her nephew, Muddle Monster, in charge of her muffin shop, but he gets everything so mixed up, she’s hoping the Squad will come over and make her monster muffins! They’re always happy to help out, and over they go to Miss Murkly’s Monster Muffin Shop. She tells them it’s very important that they follow the order ...
  • 2011
  • 00:12:30
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 07/30/2013

Monster Math Squad Monster Road Hockey

Garbage Monster calls the Squad and says he needs help making the teams for Monster Road Hockey. They scoot over to where he is, and using the word DIVIDE, make two teams out of four players by putting two players on each team. But then Mr Cranky Pants Monster wants to play! And that means one team has an extra ...
  • 2011
  • 00:12:30
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 07/30/2013

Monster Math Squad Monster Tea Party

Sydney Squid Monster is having a pink ink tea party, but she doesn’t know if she’s ordered enough mucky-ucky marshmallows for the party – each time she counts them, she gets a different number! The Squad say they’ll be right over to help her. At Sydney’s house, they notice that she is counting the marshmallows by putting them in a ...
  • 2011
  • 00:12:30
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 07/30/2013