Archive for the ‘Math movies’ Category

Friday math movie: Complex numbers in math class

24 January 2014

Complex number lesson
This is a very creative way to present a lesson – funny, too.

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Friday math movie: Four Cable Drawing Machine

10 January 2014

Sand art
This reminds me of Spirograph images that brought art and geometry together, and always had an element of mystery to them.

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Friday math movie: Smart failure for a fast-changing world

4 October 2013

Smart failure
We don’t deal with failure properly in most educational settings. This talk gives some options for improving that.

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Friday math movie: Imaginary Number

20 September 2013

Imaginary numbers
Imaginary numbers are the result of some mathematical creativity, but have many applications in science and engineering.

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Friday math movie: A clever way to estimate enormous numbers

6 September 2013

Making estimates using powers of 10This video shows how to use powers of 10 to make estimates of large numbers.

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Friday math movie: Fractals and African designs

23 August 2013

African fractal designsThis is an interesting story about how Africans used fractal ideas for their designs.

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Friday math movie: The beautiful math of coral (and crochet)

9 August 2013

The math of coralHow do we get the message out about saving corals from destruction? Here’s one way involving community crochet.

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Friday math movie: Fermat’s Last Theorem

26 July 2013

Fermat's Last Theorem
Here’s a great story involving an intriguing proof that spans over 350 years.

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Friday math movie: How does math guide our ships at sea?

12 July 2013

How math guides ships at seaHere’s an important use of mathematics in the real world – navigation at sea. We learn about dead reckoning, sextants, clocks and new mathematics.

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Friday math movie: How big is infinity?

28 June 2013

InfinityThis is a really interesting mind experiment. You may even find yourself re-thinking your concept of infinity.

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