Learn Through Videos: Mathematics
This is a collection of links to video lectures and documentary films about mathematics and mathematicians, which are made for a general audience. To read a clock, to buy bus tickets, to check out stats for our favorite players, and to play poker games, we use mathematics knowingly or unknowingly. From simple math to complicated statistics, our everyday lives are surrounded by 'mathematical terms' to count, calculate and measure. Without the help of mathematics, it might be almost impossible to study the shapes and motions of physical objects and to understand the universe. How fundamental mathematics is to our lives! Here are hundreds of videos that explain math concepts in an easy-to-understand way, overview the history of mathematics, and tell the interesting stories about mathematicians, mathematics and its applications.
Precision: Measure of All Things
This is a three-part BBC documentary series presented by Professor Marcus du Sautoy, exploring the history and science of measurement through seven standard units of international measurement.
Learning Math: Measurement
You will explore procedures for measuring and learn about standard units in the metric and customary systems, the relationships among units, and the approximate nature of measurement.
Learning Math: Number and Operations
Understanding numbers, representations, relationships, and number systems; the meanings of operations and relationships among those operations; and reasonable estimation and fluent computation.
Mathematics: What's the Big Idea?
What do quilts have to do with palaces? When is a third more than a half? This program offers motivation and tools for teachers who want to explore new ways of teaching math.
This inspiring video documentary is a call to action that shows how parents and communities can work together to promote better, more creative math and science education.
A collection of eBooks and films about Leonhard Euler, a pioneering Swiss mathematician and physicist. He made important discoveries in fields as diverse as infinitesimal calculus and graph theory.
This documentary takes a look at mathematicians in history who speculated about the existence of non Euclidean geometries, including Carl Friedrich Gauss and Yanosh Bolyai.
Hunting the Hidden Dimension
Mysteriously beautiful fractals are shaking up the world of mathematics and deepening our understanding of nature.
Fractals: The Colors of Infinity
Arthur C. Clarke presents this unusual documentary on the mathematical discovery of the Mandelbrot Set (M-Set) in the visually spectacular world of fractal geometry.
Artist and writer Matt Collings takes the plunge into an alien world of equations. He asks top scientists to help him understand five of the most famous equations in science.
The Great Math Mystery
NOVA leads viewers on a mathematical mystery tour - a provocative exploration of math's astonishing power across the centuries.
John von Neumann
John von Neumann (1903-1957) was a Hungarian-American pure and applied mathematician, physicist, inventor, computer scientist, and polymath.
Srinivasa Ramanujan FRS (1887-1920) was an Indian mathematician and autodidact. Though he had almost no formal training in pure mathematics, he made major contributions to mathematical analysis, number theory, infinite series, and continued fractions.
A Mathematical Mystery Tour
This is a 1984 BBC documentary looking at the greatest unsolved problems in mathematics including Fermat's Last Theorem (since solved), Goldbach’s Conjecture, The Riemann hypothesis, and the P=NP Problem.
High Anxieties - The Mathematics of Chaos
This looks at how developments in mathematics over the past 40 years have completely changed our understanding of the fundamental nature of the world we live in.