Everything that happens around us has a probability, and this can be expressed in several ways. Using entertaining real-world examples such as picking which adorable kitten to adopt from a rescue home, or scoring the glittery green pen in your pencil case, students will learn how to describe probabilities using fractions, decimals and percentages in this new Miniclip. It's the purrfect way to introduce this important mathematical skill! Show Less
This clip explores prisms and uses computer graphics to show the aerial, front and side views of many different prisms. Throughout the clip, students are prompted to make their own drawings of different views of 3-D prisms and to sketch the 3-D prism shape represented by the 2-D base (top) and faces (front and side) provided. Combination prisms are introduced. Show Less
In this clip, the results of student surveys are collated into tables and means are calculated. Students are asked to rate a music genre from 1 to 5, and in a separate survey, are asked to identify their favourite genre from a given list. This resource explores categorical and numerical data, relative frequency, sample size, variation of means, and column graph interpretation. Show Less
In this clip, a series of scatterplots are used to show how regular gym attendance has an effect on variables such as resting heart rate, feelings of well-being and TV viewing habits. The data is collected through surveys of gym members, and scatterplots are constructed. This clip explores correlation, negative and positive, and lines of best fit. Show Less
This clip explores the effect of outliers on measures of central tendency - mean and median. The lengths of time that swimmers stay underwater is collected, and mean and median values are calculated. Identify the outlier and discover the impact it has on the mean and median values. Show Less
Our narrator is helping to build a new playground. Her boss needs her to determine the area of different zones of the playground, some of which are composite shapes. Follow along as she works through the best way to determine the area of each shape, including partitioning. Ideal for applying mathematical concepts to real world situations. Show Less
Our 'tradie' narrator is busy constructing a playground. Follow along as she goes beyond practical demonstrations to mathematically prove that she is creating sunshade shapes that are congruent or similar to the equipment they are covering. By applying logical reasoning, she is able to work through her proofs step by step. Ideal for applying mathematical concepts to real world situations. Show Less
This clip defines the mathematical concepts of constants and variables before going on to apply index laws to variables using positive integer indices and the zero index. Simplifying equations by adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing indices are demonstrated. Ideal for introducing or reinforcing concepts. Show Less
This clip demonstrates the importance of algebra and mathematical formulae in solving everyday problems. Working through a series of real-life examples, our narrator substitutes values into formulas to determine the information he requires. Follow along as he calculates speed, distance and time measurements, the volume of a cylinder, and the cost of electricity. Ideal for applying mathematical concepts to real world situations. Show Less
Follow along as our narrator plays a video game that requires him to simplify algebraic products and quotients using index laws. It's a race against the clock as the questions become increasingly difficult and require him to work with negative numbers and indices in order to complete the level. Ideal for reinforcing concepts. Show Less
This clip applies the four operations to simple algebraic fractions with numerical denominators. It begins by using the example of pizza to add and subtract fractions, and determine lowest common denominators. Pronumerals are then incorporated into examples, which increase in difficulty to multiplying and dividing fractions. Ideal for reinforcing concepts. Show Less
The clip explains how the irrational number Pi (π) is derived and provides an example of its practical application in calculating the area of different sized pie tins. It explores: how Pi is derived by finding the relationship between a circle's diameter or radius and its circumference; and the relationship between a circle's radius and its area. Ideal for reinforcing concepts. Show Less
Exponents and index laws can make manipulations of numbers simpler. In this clip, two situations are used to apply index laws to numerical expressions with integer indices. In the first situation, the narrator needs to determine how many pallets of water bottles he and his friends will need for a 16 day yacht trip. The second situation involves calculating the rate at which light sensitive bacteria populations increase or decrease depending on changes to their environment. Ideal for applying mathematical concepts to real world situations. Show Less
This program explains the basic concepts of algebra including number patterns, pronumerals, algebraic expressions, order of operations and expanding and simplifying. The natural and city landscapes of Asia are used to bring to life these abstract concepts for students who are new to algebra or refining their skills. Show Less
You can use metric units to measure anything from a grain of sand to the whole wide world! This fun program takes us from the beach to the kitchen to explain the metric units used to measure length, mass and capacity. Starting at the beach, we use sand, shells and the entire beach to demonstrate metres and their counterparts; millimetres, centimetres and kilometres. Next, we move to the kitchen and learn how to use a centimetre ruler, before weighing a variety of household items in grams and kilograms. Finally, we must measure capacity using litres, millilitres, and cups to make a date and walnut loaf. Show Less
This programme is an odds-on favourite to make understanding probability a lot of fun! Set in the wonderful world of cards, coins and dice, this engaging programme introduces the basic concepts of probability, including complementary events, two-way tables, Venn diagrams, tree diagrams, and independent and dependent events. By joining Sunny (the sometimes sneaky magician) and trying to see when he’s using his tricks to improve the odds, this is a charming way to introduce probability concepts. With a style and tone just right for young learners, there’s a good chance that mathematics will come alive in this programme. Show Less
In this dynamic programme, our presenter wants to make a YouTube music video for her best friend's band, but they can't agree on which song to do! The solution: survey the target market - their friends and family - to find out which song they like best, as well as other relevant information. What at first seems a simple task provides an opportunity to learn all about statistics. We discover how to sample data, present the data, and draw valid conclusions from the data analysis. Along the way we learn about quantitative and nominal data, and mean, median and mode. Show Less
Reviewing a variety methods for solving equations, including guess, check and improve, the balance method and backtracking, the program takes students through the process of finding a numerical solution to various types of linear equations, from the simplest to the more challenging. Real life examples and applications from maths, science and everyday life provide an engaging context to this core section of the Australian Maths Curriculum. Show Less
Join us on a fruit-slashing foray into the world of fractions. In this action-packed program, we slice and dice fruit into various fractions; adding, subtracting and further dividing plump fruit pieces as we demonstrate the basics of working with fractions. Students will learn about the parts of a fraction (numerator and denominator), types of fractions (equivalent, proper, improper, mixed), and adding and subtracting fractions. Fractions are often difficult for middle-schoolers to really understand and work with effectively. But dividing fruit into different fractions, grouping, re-grouping and further dividing, is a beautifully simple and fun way to bring fractions to life. Show Less
Is baking basic chemistry? Are ingredients basic biology? And is cooking basic maths? If you can't tell a tsp from a tbsp, you're likely to get a pancake when you wanted a soufflé. Basic maths skills are needed to help you properly prepare a recipe your guests will enjoy, to convert your favourite recipe’s serving size, or to determine the best value when comparison shopping at the grocery store. Join Matt the Mathematical Cook, a fun and lively host who will multiply, divide, measure and whip up a few recipes in the process in Maths in the Kitchen: Do You Measure Up? Divided into 4 chapters for easy viewing with options to view standard or metric measurements, the programme includes: • Overview – how to read a recipe • Measuring and Equivalents – shows how to measure and common equivalents • Conversions – allows students to practice increasing and decreasing recipes • Cost Comparisons – students use price and size to determine what is the best buy Show Less
In this programme, we discover Pythagoras' Theorem and see how it is used to solve real world problems by finding unknown values in right angled triangles. And who better to introduce and demonstrate the theorem than Pythagoras himself?
This programme is an excellent introduction to linear functions. Students, with the aid of "Sharpy the Pencil", learn to plot and sketch graphs from linear equations as well as deriving linear equations from existing graphs.
This programme explores ratio and proportion with the aid of real world practical examples. From mixing paint to using basic ratio and proportion to estimate time, students will be engaged and entertained by this informative programme.
This entertaining and informative programme explains all about exponents, the powers to which numbers are raised. Examining positive and negative indices, the uses and benefits of using exponents to express very small and very large numbers, and how to calculate approximations, this is a programme that will empower all mathematics students with clear and accurate explanations. Show Less