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N743

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.

N742

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.

N741

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.

N740

Geometric Transformations

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

N739

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.

N738

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.

N702

Linear Functions: An Introduction

This video introduces linear functions. The presenter, Sharpie, outlines the different forms of linear functions: tables, graphs and equations. The students explore the concept of the y-intercept and learn how to determine the slope of a line given any two points on the line. As students plot lin...

N632

Blockhead. The Life of Fibonacci

In this video, the life of Leonardo Fibonacci is examined. Living in medieval Italy, Leonardo constantly thought about numbers. People called him blockhead because he daydreamed about numbers. As Fibonacci grew older and travelled the world, he studied how other countries use numbers and how they...

N680

Birdsongs

Betsy Franco explores birdsongs and behaviour. Counting backwards, the woodpecker pecks ten times as he searches for food. The hummingbird is the last bird presented with its one high-pitched peep. The second part of the video, called Feathery Facts, features facts about the birds found in the st...

N681

Sharing My Story. A Conversation with Betsy Franco

This short video is an interview with the writer, Betsy Franco, who talks about her books, "Bees, Snails, and Peacock Tails" and "Birdsongs."

N679

Bees, Snails, & Peacock Tails

In this video, nature's patterns and shapes are explored. The bee builds the hive using hexagons. The diamond back rattlesnake and copperhead both have repeating shapes on their bodies. Geese fly in a V-formation so they do not get tired. Some other animals are featured such as the spider, the pe...

N737

Landmark Numbers and Number Line

Series: Math Monsters
The Monster's castle is located on a highway between Positivity City and Negativityville. To help run their tow truck business, the Monsters develop a strategy to place Monster-meter signs at regular intervals. Students will learn about number line and the usefulness of landmark numbers

N736

Estimation

Series: Math Monsters
The Math Monsters must pick and box all the gollywomple fruit in Aunt Two Lips' orchard. The Monsters must use estimation strategies to help them count the gollywomple fruit.

N735

Area

Series: Math Monsters
After building a rocket, the Math Monsters must design a launch pad. They learn different strategies to figure out how many fire-proof tiles are needed for the launch pad.

N503

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.