Mathematics


Outlier: The Story of Katherine Johnson 56 min.

In mathematical terms, an outlier is a data point that differs greatly from other observations. It is an apt description for a person too, that is outside the norms. This film is a one-hour documentary about the trajectory of an African American girl-wonder, whose mathematical genius would catapult astronauts into space. Born in 1918, Johnson graduated high school at the age of 14, college at 18,...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2018

Prediction by the Numbers 53 min.

Predictions underlie nearly every aspect of our lives, from sports, politics, and medical decisions to the morning commute. With the explosion of digital technology, the internet, and “big data,” the science of forecasting is flourishing. But why do some predictions succeed spectacularly while others fail abysmally? And how can we find meaningful patterns amidst chaos and uncertainty? From the gli...

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2018

Expanded Horizons 58 min.

Mathematician Dr. Hannah Fry explores the mystery of math. It underpins so much of our modern world that it's hard to imagine life without its technological advances, but where does math come from? In this episode, Hannah travels down the fastest zip wire in the world to learn more about Newton's ideas on gravity, follows the trail of perhaps one of the greatest mathematicians of the 20th century,...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2018

Magic Numbers: Hannah Fry's Mysterious World of Math 174 min.

In this three-part series presented by Dr Hannah Fry, we will journey through the evolution of math from its philosophical origins to its status as a universal language and the foundation for all of science. We’ll meet the great thinkers whose breakthroughs have shaped the language of math, and with it our understanding of the world. As we travel from the past into the future, we’ll discover that...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2018

Numbers as God 58 min.

Mathematician Dr. Hannah Fry explores the mystery of math. It underpins so much of our modern world that it's hard to imagine life without its technological advances, but where does math come from? In this episode, Hannah goes back to the time of the ancient Greeks to find out why they were fascinated by the connection between beautiful music and math. She also meets experts who study the structur...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2018

Weirder and Weirder 59 min.

Mathematician Dr. Hannah Fry explores the mystery of math. It underpins so much of our modern world that it's hard to imagine life without its technological advances, but where does math come from? In this episode, Hannah explores a paradox at the heart of modern math, discovered by Bertrand Russell. These flaws suggest that math is not a true part of the universe but might be a human language. Ha...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2018

The Secret to Making Better Decisions 59 min.

From the science of making choices, to the solving power of algorithms, mathematician Lily Serna reveals how the logic of mathematics can help you make better, smarter decisions. In the process, she steps us through some of its most important ideas, showing that far from being stuck on a chalkboard in a lecture hall, it's all incredibly useful.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2017

Behind the Statistics 20 min.

Statistical data is rightly seen as a central feature of much psychological research, but students need to understand the important methodological processes underpinning the production of such data. In this film, we go Behind the Statistics to look at the various factors -- from sampling techniques, through ideas about correlation and causation to experimental design -- that can influence the reli...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2017

Algebra Básica 28 min.

This program continues the discussion of the number line and includes a review of intervals and inequalities. Then it's the first steps into basic algebra: constants, variables, equations, and a special surprise appearance by X.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2016

Multiplicar y Dividir Fracciones 10 min.

The Standard Deviants show you step-by-step how to multiply and divide those freaky fractions. They also explain some tricky concepts, like mixed numbers and improper fractions. Improper? How rude!

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2016