Mathematics for Teaching Category: Math videos

Category: Math videos

Why PEMDAS is ‘morally’ wrong

Here’s a video that explains why you need to memorise PEMDAS (or BODMAS, BIDMAS, depending where you are in the world) order of operation and why you don’t need to. Minute Physics who made this video made a mistake in assuming that PEMDAS is taught in schools without emphasising that multiplication and division should be…

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A Geometric Model for the Lunch Date Problem

A mathematical model is an abstract model that uses mathematical language to describe and understand a situation. Here’s a nice video that presents a model for the Lunch Date Problem. The video below shows a step-by-step tutorial using SketchPad to build a geometric model of the problem. What is nice about this video is that it…

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911 math assistance service

A four-year old calling 911 for math assistance. History tells us that zero was invented much later than most of the numbers. It was not even accepted as a number right away. Why should we expect a four-year old to think of it then? And take-aways without context for them? Anyway, this video is cute….

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A 21st century skill: reading and writing codes

In Should We Do Away with Calculation, Conrad Wolfram says that if you want to know if students understands a computational procedure, ask them to do a program, let them code it.Here is another video which calls students to learn coding. The video titled What Schools Don’t Teach featuring Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerburg, and other software…

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Should we do away with calculation?

We don’t need to spend much time with calculation. Technology can do that for us. We can use the extra time saved for engaging in ‘higher-level’ thinking. Mr. Conrad Wolfram in his TEd Education Talk makes a lot of sense in this video. But, I have my reservations but not because I’m for teaching a…

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