A World Without Maths

In a land where people have forgotten how to do maths, our superheroes Multiplication Boy and Division Girl are called upon to save confused citizens from their maths-based predicaments! A series of seven short videos to help young children (5 to 7) get to grips with multiplication and division. A BBC production.

Episodes

A World Without Maths Dividing using repeated subtraction New

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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A World Without Maths The relationship between multiplication and division New

Baz and Dave need to share out some kittens ready to go to their new homes! At first it seems simple, eight kittens shared between four friends. Things quickly get more complicated when they discover Sally is allergic to cats. She can’t take any kittens, and Mrs Barker has all those dogs. There are remainders involved, new calculations to solve ...
  • 2018
  • 00:06:16
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 09/03/2019

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A World Without Maths How to use arrays to multiply New

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 New

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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A World Without Maths Multiples of two, five and ten New

Multiplication Boy and Divider Girl keep their math superpowers sharp with a competition to count in twos, fives and tens. Looking around the world, they count objects that come in multiples. Spotting patterns in the times tables, they race against each other to win the competition. These math heroes know that counting in multiples helps with multiplying and dividing. But ...
  • 2018
  • 00:04:49
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 09/03/2019

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A World Without Maths How to use mental methods to multiply New

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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A World Without Maths What is multiplication? New

Dave is building a new garden wall for Mrs Sharma. It’s taking a very, very long time. He is doing his best but keeps running out of bricks. This sounds like a job for Multiplication Boy. Can Multiplication Boy help Dave with some repeated addition on his number line? Will Dave be able to calculate exactly how many bricks to ...
  • 2018
  • 00:05:08
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 09/03/2019

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