# Friday Math Movie - Math Illuminated

By Murray Bourne, 30 May 2008

This week's movie is actually a whole series on math, called Math Illuminated from Annenberg Media.

The series won a WebVisionary Award in the education category at the WebVisions Conference held in Portland, Oregon.

I can't embed any of the movies here, since they are only accessible behind a password. You can sign up for free.

From the blurb:

Mathematics Illuminated is a thirteen-part series for adult learners and high school teachers. The series explores major themes in the field of mathematics, from humankind's earliest study of prime numbers, to the cutting-edge mathematics used to reveal the shape of the universe.

Topics in the series:

* 1 The Primes

* 2 Combinatorics Counts

* 3 How Big is Infinity?

* 4 Topology’s Twists and Turns

* 5 Other Dimensions

* 6 The Beauty of Symmetry

* 7 Making Sense of Randomness

* 8 Geometries Beyond Euclid

* 9 Game Theory

* 10 Harmonious Math

* 11 Connecting with Networks

* 12 In Sync

* 13 The Concepts of Chaos

Check out Math Illuminated.

**Update: ** Annenberg's site is sometimes irritating, since it has some confusing usability issues. Also, many of the videos are not available outside the US or Canada.

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