Doodle games from closed lines and shapes on a plane. Fun to watch, and infinite variations! In the first example, the author invites you to "draw a squiggle, a closed curve that ends where it begins." Then she shows you how to turn it into a beau...tiful--and mathmatically pure figure. She repeats this with two other exercises all the while quipping about how cool math is. Very fun! (4:25)[more]

We revisit the philosophy department and the question of whether numbers really exist? Featuring Mark Jago from the University of Nottingham. Film and interview by Brady Haran Edit and animation: Pete McPartlan. (09:40)

Time to hype the American Mathematics Competition 2012 at Lusher Charter High School (New Orleans). Parody of the 1993 jam "Rebirth of Slick (Cool Like Dat). Doesn't really go over many topics in particular, but it does focus on a few. It is mostly j...ust a song about loving math and being "Cool Like Math." Very entertaining song to show kids to get them interested in math. (3:53)[more]

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How does Annie hypnotize vowels? Why is Francine so mad at the letter -y-? Watch the pranksters take on decoding rules in these stand-up phonics routines. The goal for this segment is silent -e-. (1:13)

JC and his father decide to arrange flower pots in the garden. To do this, JC's father explains that they need to form an array using groups. (First 6 1/2 min. illustrates grouping to multiply.) Last 5 minutes of video shows a pattern for using small...er multiplication tables to form larger multiplication tables. (This segment more appropriate with advanced multiplication.) (11:28)[more]

This is a student-led interview with a mathematician. The interviewing student has questions she has prepared and conducts the interview well. This would be great to show as an example of how to hold a formal one-on-one interview/discussion. NOTE:... it is lengthy, so use discretion as to which segment would be best to show. (02:01)[more]

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