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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.


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.


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.


Geometric Transformations

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


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.


On the Turn

Based on a graphic novel, this video centres on Brianna who becomes addicted to gambling after she succumbs to peer pressure at her new school. Brianna begins to steal from her family so that she can participate in poker games with her friends. Finally, after losing the money that her little sist...


Ojibwe Stories

This video introduces Ojibwe stories. Each story relates the history and culture of the Ojibwe people. The stories are told by First Nation narrators. The stories are illustrated through re-enactment footage, wildlife, and still drawings. The stories can be used as stand-alones or combined to pro...


The Music Instinct. Additional Performances and Interviews

This video includes additional performances and interviews with Yo Yo Ma, Bobby McFerrin, Evelyn Glennie, Daniel Levitin, Brian Green, Oliver Sacks and others.


The Music Instinct. Science and Song

The Music Instinct. Science and Song provides a ground-breaking exploration into how and why the human organism - and the whole ebb and flow of the cosmos - is moved by the undeniable effect of music. This video follows visionary researchers and accomplished musicians to the crossroads of science...


Moments in Motion

This video presents the distinct worlds of seven Canadian choreographers through cinema-verité and dance for camera sequences. It focuses on the creative process, and the artists discuss their motivations, methodology, sources of inspiration, and messages they wish to convey. The choreographers f...


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.


Is There Life on Mars?

Series: Nova
This video examines Mars. NASA's two robot explorers, Spirit and Opportunity, first landed on Mars in January 2004. The rovers were expected to function for the initial 90-Martian-day (sol) primary mission. Since that time, the Rovers have lasted 16 times longer and traveled 20 times farther. The...


Preston Singletary

Seattle artist, Preston Singletary, has been referred to as "bridge artist" between the artistic traditions of the Northwest Coast and glassmakers. He discusses his Tlingit/Filipino heritage, his love of music and shows several of his works in progress.


Michael Massie

Michael Massie, an Inuit artist from Newfoundland, discusses his lifelong journey through the world of art. Michael is famous for his silver teapots and he also carves stone and wood.


Andy Everson

Born in Comox, British Columbia, Andy Everson has strived to uphold the traditions of both the K'omoks and Kwakwaka'waka First Nations. He discusses his roots, his spirituality and his paintings which remain rooted in age-old traditions.