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Grade 6 Mathematics

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Supporting the Troops. Episode 6

The video investigates the importance of supporting the fighting forces through the merchant marine that transported many resources required to fight the enemy in the Second World War.

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Training and Preparing for War. Episode 1

The video explores the challenges, sense of duty and loyalty that veterans experienced as they trained and prepared for the Second World War.

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True Grid

Kevin and Norm learn how grids can be used to locate items and destinations. This episode is about grids and mapping, with a focus on mathematical process skills such as reading and writing location data using coordinate geometry. Grids and maps illustrate the concepts of parallel/perpendicular l...

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To Infinity and Beyond

An astronomer teaches Uncle Norm about big numbers, star charts and the power of zero. This episode is about the enormity and magnitude of large numbers. The role of zero as a placeholder for large numbers such as one million, one billion and one trillion is presented and the notion of exponentia...

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Radical Reflections

Alanna makes a kaleidoscope using mirrors and angles. This episode is about rotational symmetry and the principles of reflection and explains why kaleidoscopes are typically constructed with 3 mirrors configured as an equilateral triangular prism to create an image that repeats one triangular pat...

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A Cute Look at Angles

Uncle Norm experiments with angles and speed for his toy cars, but he needs a ramp. An architect teaches the Rads about angles and how slope can affect the way a ramp works. They talk about triangles, and how different angles can change the speed of the cars. Different types of angles (acute, obt...

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Teaching for Numeracy

This video shows educators how to encourage students to learn and develop their numeracy skills. The activities are designed with a clear purpose, helping students to explore and think for themselves, show strategies and gain understanding. Opportunities are presented for students to share their ...

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Triangles and Quadrilaterals

Series: Mathemania 3
Students will learn how triangles can be classified by side length and by angles. The different types of convex quadrilaterals are named and illustrated.

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Similarity, Ratio and Proportion

Series: Mathemania 3
Using examples from the natural world, students learn about similarity, ratio and proportion. Students will learn to survey to find the width of a river and use a mirror to find the height of a tall object.

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Naming and Measuring Angles

Series: Mathemania 3
Key concepts of angles are introduced such as defining and writing information about an angle, mathematical notation for rays, line segments and lines. Other topics introduced include obtuse angles, acute angles and congruent angles.

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Geometric Transformations

Series: Mathemania 3
The narrator in the video uses everyday situations to explain translations, rotations, reflections and dilations.

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Geometric Constructions

Series: Mathemania 3
A teen girl creates a mobile to hang above a baby's crib by using the following: bisecting an angle, perpendicular bisector of a line, construct a triangle, determine the centre of gravity, determine the inscribed circle of a triangle and determine the circumcircle of a triangle.

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Coordinate Geography

Series: Mathemania 3
The first quadrant of the Cartesian plane is explored in the context of a city street grid. Other features include using coordinates, graphing relationships and how slope is measured.

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Math Curse. An Interview with Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith

This short video features an interview with the writer Jon Scieszka and the illustrator Lane Smith of the children's book Math Curse.

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Math Curse

When the math teacher, Mrs. Fibonnica explains to her class that students can think of almost anything as a math problem, one young girl takes the statement much too seriously. Suddenly, she is cursed with thinking of even the most insignificant activities as math problems that she must solve. Fi...